Sara Kay Hartmann designs knit and crochet patterns for handcrafters. her design aesthetic is for the fresh and modern needle crafter, though she admires the beauty and skill found in traditional knit and crochet work. Sara loves to create wearable designs for a variety of body types and age groups, focusing on design for women. She finds inspiration in stitch patterns, techniques, simple shapes, and unexpected construction. She has contributed to Interweave Crochet, Interweave Crochet Accessories, Fast Crochet Hats (Interweave 2013), Crochet One-Skein Wonders (Storey 2013), and others.
"Sara Hartmann has found a way to use classic and simple crochet
stitches to almost magically explore construction technique and
shawl shapes to create beautiful drape and simple sophistication.
She has used a great selection of yarns in her designs, some from
traditional big box manufacturers and many from independent
spinners and dyers. Paired with her great design ideas, she
achieves some astonishing results from simple everyday stitches."
"From the cover to the end of the book, I was impressed with the stunning photography which is beautiful and fitting for the 'poetic' inspiration of this work. The photography is also very detailed and instructive. The close up shots of the designs not only show you the pattern of the stitch work, but also gives you an almost three dimensional feel for the yarn being used. I can feel the crocheted fabric in my mind as I flip through page after page." --Bonnie Bay Crochet