A Tour through Crochet Country gets off to a fabulous start today with stops to see Jenny King and Shelby Allaho.Today’s Stop 1: Visit Jenny King Designs
Jenny King is an innovative, fashion-forward crochet designer and yarn shop owner hailing from the eastern coast of Australia. She is well-known for sexy designs that are figure-flattering to women of all shapes and sizes, although she has designed some gorgeous bikinis that won’t be seen anywhere near my body unless I’m holding them up on a hanger!
Jenny recently had a design featured in the 2012 Vogue Knitting Crochet special edition:
The Colette asymmetrical poncho is one of my favorites of Jenny’s designs. I get compliments on this every time I wear it. Shown below in Red Heart Boutique Treasure:
Today’s Stop 2: Visit Shelby Allaho
Next, let’s hop right over to our Transporter (courtesy of Star Trek) and take a fast trip back across the globe to visit Shelby Allaho of Stitch Story. Shelby’s website is full of crochet inspiration and useful information.
Her designs are fresh, unique, and full of color and visual interest.
Her Tiara Trim, featured in the Summer 2012 issue of Interweave Crochet, is a pretty little trim that can be used in a number of ways. Check out Shelby’s blog post describing the many different ways you can use this stitch pattern.
Good-Bye Until Tomorrow
Our Little Giveaway: Autographed Pattern Postcard
Today’s entries are closed. Winners: Congratulations to Akua and to LeAnna Lyons!
Each day of A Tour Through Crochet Country, we’ll be giving away two promo postcards, one to each of two winners. These are only available at our 2013 consumer show booths, and will be autographed by both of us, Amy Shelton and Donna Hulka, co-owners of Crochetville! The postcard includes Amy Shelton’s exclusive X Marks the Spot scarf pattern.
To enter, please leave a comment below answering this question: What is your favorite type of hook (aluminum, wood, plastic, hand carved, etc.) and why?
The fine print: Must be 13 or older to enter. Entries must be received by 12:00 midnight Pacific time on the date of this post. Winners will be selected by random drawing and notified by email the following day. Void where prohibited by law.