Any aspiring crocheters should take note, the free period for Elissa by Amy O'Neill Houck from the winter issue will expire on February 1st.
Designed by Amy to be a knitter's introduction to crochet, the scarf and hat set exploit the virtues of crochet, and achieve pattern elements that knitting could never reproduce. From this knitter's perspective, that would have to be why I would ever want to crochet something. I men, why crochet when you can knit.
Oh, you say only crochet can do that lacey petally open thing? Well damn, then. I better get my hook on. While it's still free. Download now.
On and ever after February 1st, it will still be available for sale, like all our other lovely patterns.