The Se­cret Stitch

Crochet World - - Croche T World Then & Now - Re­viewed by reader Laura H.

An­tic­i­pa­tion, de­sign, craft and cre­ativ­ity are all as­pects of the cre­ative craft of cro­chet.

When you find those same ideas in a novel that in­volves cro­chet as a “thread” through­out the story, it’s a bonus all the way! His­tor­i­cal fic­tion, well-rounded char­ac­ters, in­ter­est­ing plot and a free pat­tern at the end of the book make this an en­tic­ing read!

The set­ting is 1720, and Ailee Don­aghue is on her way to the new world with a new hus­band to be­gin a new life. Twists and turns lead her to an un­ex­pected con­clu­sion. Through­out the tale she is try­ing to fig­ure out how to cre­ate a cowl that she sees on a sailor on­board the ship to the new world that is thought to keep the wearer not only warm but safe from harm.

Here’s where the an­tic­i­pa­tion gets good—I was ready to read the sec­ond story as soon as I fin­ished the first!

The Se­cret Stitch: Un­rav­el­ing: Book One, by C. Jane Reid, Spin­ning Tales Press, 2016, 292 pages, $14.99

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