When I was still a student, I had to knit socks and baby
booties which were quiet difficult for my skill level.
Moreover, we used thin wool and we only had to knit one piece of
each project. This did not make much sense to me. But as I struggled with these
pieces, I did not find enough motivation to make more of them.
As I did not want to get fed up, I decided to make something similar
which makes fun.
If you do do not want to crochet one more frumpy crochet design with
expensive yarn, check out the DoubleStitch Twins – Erika and Monika Simmons.
They mostly use lacy crochet stitches, which means that their designs
are easy and quick to make. But you do not only save time, you also save wool
and you will not get frustrated (like on some designs which take months to
Their designs can be completed in a week or less, and they try to
reduce the number of seams that have to be made.
In this book Monika and Erika Simmons present twenty-five
fashion-forward patterns on 128 pages.
Most of the projects which are featured in this book are modern,
flirtatious and show a lot of skin. But the designs are adaptable, if you do
not like such a young style. Many of the designs are also meant for layering
(e.g. over T-shirts). Thus, you can dress most of them up or down, based on
One of their biggest advantage is that they use simple crochet
techniques and mix it with mostly simple but fresh and innovative construction.