Unexpected Afghans

I’m excited to announce the release of Unexpected Afghans, a new pattern book by Interweave Press with one of my patterns in it. Robyn Chachula asked designers to imagine an afghan using their favorite part of crochet. As you can probably guess if you know anything about me, I chose motifs. I took the basic granny square, which is what most people think of when they picture a motif, and tweaked it for a more updated look in my Mod Retro Afghan.

In celebration, I’m giving away an ebook copy of Unexpected Afghans! Today, tomorrow and Sunday I’ll be posting a question each day on Twitter. Reply to me (@edieeckman) with your answer and you’ll be entered into a drawing for the copy of the ebook! You can answer once per question until 6pm on Sunday. If you don’t have a Twitter account they are free and easy to make. While you’re at it, you might want to follow me on Twitter so that you’ll be in the know when I share information about where I’ll be teaching, when my new books and patterns are out, and when I find some really great knitting or crochet stuff that you’ll want to know!

Finally, take a look at the other designers from the book featured in this weekend’s blog tour.

Happy stitching!

About Edie Eckman

Many years ago, Edie Eckman co-owned a yarn shop. No one told her that yarn shop owners don't actually get time to crochet or knit, so after a few years she closed the shop and turned to designing. Now she has her fingers in many aspects of the fiber arts, as teacher, writer, designer, editor, and technical editor. She considers herself fully bi-textural, and likes to serve as a Knit-Crochet Diplomat, easing the schism that can exist between the two disciplines. Edie travels extensively to teach both knitting and crochet. Her articles and designs have appeared in many yarn company publications and magazines, including Interweave Crochet, Knitters and Knit 'N Style. Edie is the author of Connect the Shapes Crochet Motifs, Socks to Knit for Those You Love, Fresh Vests to Knit, Around the Corner Crochet Borders, How to Knit Socks: Three Methods Made Easy, The Crochet Answer Book, and Beyond the Square Crochet Motifs.

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