Book Review: Short Row Tunisian Fashion

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Title: Short Row Tunisian Fashion
Author: Kim Guzman

Book Review by Reneé Rodgers (

In Short Row Tunisian Fashion, the Queen of Tunisian crochet brings us yet another fabulous offering showing us how to create fabulous garments and accessories while exploring the technique of shaping with short rows. 

What is a short row, you ask? 

It is the technique of only working a partial row or rows to create shaping within the structure of a piece. It really is much easier to do than it is to describe. 

In her latest offering, Guzman creates several stunning garments, including the hooded riding cape, which is really two separate pieces that can be worn together or separately for three totally separate, but equally fabulous looks.

I am also very taken by the Sapphire Wrap, which looks like a knitted shawl, right down to the lacy border. 

There are a total of six projects, made with anything from light weight yarn (3) to bulky (5). There are photographic illustrations on the basics of making a short row in the front of the book, and just as helpful photos in the back of the book, illustrating the basic techniques, as well as how to do increases and decreases in Tunisian crochet. 

But wait, that’s not all! There are links to follow on your computer for many of the patterns and techniques for video tutorials to help you master Tunisian short rows.

This newest offering from Guzman does not disappoint; it offers good solid instruction on specific projects. Get this and let it whet your appetite for Tunisian short rows. Who knows? With the instruction that you get from this book, you might even find this book to be a jumping off point for creating your own short row designs!

(Leisure Arts, 2013; 36 pages, $9.99, ISBN: 978-1609006747)

Full disclosure: A free review copy of  Short Row Tunisian Fashion was provided by Leisure Arts. Although I accept free products for review, I do not accept additional compensation, nor do I guarantee a positive review.  My reviews are based entirely on my honest opinions.

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