Crochet Week: Serenity

In honor of KP Crochet’s launch, the Knit Picks staff is taking this week to focus on all our favorite, hook-tastic products and projects.

I, like my fellow coworkers, love to crochet.  So I’m so excited to present Serenity, our very first crochet collection!

This gorgeous book has 8 patterns by 8 different independent designers and I can’t tell you how wonderful it was to work on. We wanted a variety of types of patterns included and we especially wanted to include garments, which is somewhat difficult to find for crocheters. We also wanted to highlight lighter weight yarns – everything from lace to worsted.

My favorite sweater, the Lynwood Pullover by Jill Wright (who was also featured in First Light), is just beautiful, with a wonderful panel of textured stitches down the front.

Also beautiful is the short sleeved Inkling Sweater by Aparna Rolfe, with a lovely beaded neckline and cuffs.

With the Witchlace Sweater by Jennifer Crowley, you get a great fitting sweater with a bit of broomstick lace across the neckline.

And the Romantic Interlude Pullover by Kristen Stolzfus is a cute little empire waist top with fun picot edging and a ribbon woven through the waistline.

Since I do crochet lots of afghans (my couch is filled with them – I’m certainly warm in the winter), I was particularly excited about the 2 afghans/throws we included.  Squared Away by Beth Major is perfect for those wanting to expand their crochet skills to include Tunisian crochet with some entrelac thrown in.

Salt Water Taffy Afghan by Donna Barranti uses an allover star stitch – and best of all, it’s reversible!

Finally we included 2 accessories – the open, airy Hanging Garden Scarf by Kalurah Hudson is just lovely spring/summer accessory, especially when made up in Shimmer.

Finally, last but not least, our gorgeous cover piece, the Scallops and Shells Shawl by Michele DuNaier.  I happen to know one of my coworkers is already working on this – when we got the sample into the office, it took our breath away.

I hope you all love this collection as much as we do!  I can’t wait to do more crochet collections (stay tuned!)

You can get the Serenity collection as an eBook or as a physical book – or click on any of the patterns in the blog post to get the single pattern download!

1 comment

  1. Marswork / July 3, 2013

    I love that you’re giving more attention to crochet! It was my first love, and I felt rather ignored by yarn companies and LYS back then — kind of an afterthought or strange stepsister. Though at the moment I’m focused more on knitting, myself, I love these patterns and am tempted to give some of them a go….