With patterns equally at home at a log cabin in the mountains, a fabulous
coffee shop in New York City, or any place in between, Yumiko Alexander's new book, Rustic Crochet, utilizes cunningly
simple stitch patterns and modern silhouettes to create a unique truly collection.
Yumiko uses a variety of yarn weights, from lace-weight to
chunky, and stitch textures from shells and lace to ruffles and puff stitches to create designs that are totally unique.
And I am in love with all of them.
Here is Yumiko to share you design process with us.
Designing from Nature
Knitting and crochet have made my life in the United States
very beautiful. When I moved here from Japan, my English was limited and
everything was new to me. Although the language and culture in the United
States and Japan are very different, knitting and crochet have remained a
constant in my life. I have enjoyed communicating with people and expressing
myself through my design work, and I have met many wonderful friends through
knitting and crochet.