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Posted March 25, 2012
This book offers ten beautiful crocheted sweater patterns that are meant to have a custom fit.
What I like most about Custom Crocheted Sweaters is that each sweater pattern is customizable for your own perfect fit. When my children were younger I crocheted sweaters for them, and although cute and warm, they were a bit boxy. For this reason, I've never crocheted myself a sweater. It's nice to find a pattern book that addresses the issue of crocheting sweaters with a custom fit.
Dora includes plenty of information for crocheting your perfect sweater. She shares tips on choosing the right yarn, making seams, adding buttons and blocking. She also includes information and diagrams on how to pick the right size and on how to measure you body so that you create the perfect fit for each sweater.
She includes tips and tricks on how to adapt the sweater for your size and shape. Dora includes advice on how to tweak and adjust your sweater in order to make it custom fitted just for you.
The patterns in this book are written clearly with plenty of colored photos and clear diagrams to guide you.
Dora also advises you measure your favorite sweaters, the ones that fit you really well. This will help guide you as to how your crocheted sweaters should look and feel.
There are ten chic sweater patterns included in this book. All of them are lovely, but I especially like the 'Shrug Hug'. I want to make this one for myself. Due to time constraints and a TBR mountain that is taking over my house, I haven't been able to crochet a sweater using Dora's pattern, but I hope to someday.
I think designer Dora Ohrenstein has done a lovely job with this book, the sweater patterns are beautiful and feminine and the advice she offers is very helpful. I like the idea of crocheting sweaters with a personalized fit.
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Posted May 9, 2014
I originally borrowed this book from the library. It didn't take me long to determine that this was too valuable a resource to read once or to copy a page or two for future reference. I needed the entire book. It is now mine. All mine.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted November 22, 2013
Great book on how to customize and make crochet sweaters that fit. Easy to understand with great pattern styles. Not for the beginner though - it's like a master class in crochet.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.