Australia’s Crochet Queen, Jenny King has joined together with US craft and publishing powerhouse, Annie’s, to release a new book of patterns especially designed to highlight the beauty of Noro Yarns.
The book,Fashions to flaunt crocheted with Noro Yarns,is filled with over 40 pages of Jenny’s exclusive crochet designs including scarves, vests, cardigans, hats, skirts and plenty more, with patterns ranging from beginner to advanced.
Jenny said she was really excited about releasing the book in Australia, after successfully launching the book recently in the US.
“I was originally going to self-publish, but after mentioning the book to an old friend that works for Annie’s, they jumped at the chance to be involved,” Jenny said.
The book is the second in a popular series Jenny has published with Annie’s, with the third planned for release in February 2013.
“The first book’Learn to do Bavarian Crochet’was a huge success and has just be translated into Russian so I hop this book will be just as popular,” Jenny said.
“Noro is a Japanese designer yarn and it is one of my favourite yarns to work with,” Jenny said.
“This yarn is very unique, being made of natural minerals with vivid, variegated colours inspired by nature, so no two garments are ever the same,” Jenny said.
“I have designed the patterns to highlight the beautiful colours and texture of this yarn which is just perfect for the Australian climate.”
Jenny, who has been crocheting since being taught two simple stitches when she was just 8, has been passing on her love of crochet since the 1990s and is the author of 15 crochet books and countless patterns that cover everything from intricate beading, bags and jewellery to swimwear.
Jenny is internationally recognised as one of the world’s most talented crochet designers, having her designs featured in publications including Vogue Knitting Crochet Magazine, Interweave Crochet, and Britain’s premier crochet magazine, Inside Crochet. She has also taught crochet around Australia and internationally including the US and offers a range of classes from her Sunshine Coast shop, JK Designs.
“Crochet is a rapidly growing trend and continues to increase in popularity as more and more crochet fashions appear on cat walks around the world,” Jenny said.
“I believe, that this, in part, has revived the lost art of crochet and prompted people to want to learn the craft themselves,” Jenny said.
Jenny’s new book, Fashions to flaunt crocheted with Noro Yarns, retails for $20 and is available to purchase from Jenny King Designs, Shop 1, 932 David Low Way, Marcoola and via the website www.jennykingdesigns.com.