Top-Down Crochet Sweaters: Fabulous Patterns with Perfect Fit

Top-Down Crochet Sweaters: Fabulous Patterns with Perfect Fit

by Dora Ohrenstein

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Top-Down Crochet Sweaters: Fabulous Patterns with Perfect Fit by Dora Ohrenstein

Welcome to the new era of crochet. Making garments from the top down is a favorite knitting technique that allows knitters to test and adjust the fit as they go. Now, thanks to designer Dora Ohrenstein, crocheters will benefit for the first time from a pattern book featuring the same beloved approach. These 14 fashionable patterns are sure to flatter bodies of all shapes and sizes. Show-stopping original photography, an extensive discussion of the benefits of top-down construction, and detailed instructions on how and why to adjust the patterns to ensure an exquisite customized fit will have crocheters tying themselves in knots to start strutting their stuff!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781612126104
Publisher: Storey Books
Publication date: 09/20/2016
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 540,357
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Dora Ohrenstein is a leading crochet designer, author, and teacher. She is the author of Top-Down Crochet Sweaters and The Crocheter’s Skill-Building Workshop, which is being hailed as a must-have resource by the crochet community. Ohrenstein’s chic and innovative designs appear regularly in Interweave Crochet, Crochet!, Crochet World, Vogue Knitting Crochet, and many other print and online magazines. She is the co-editor of Crochet World's “Talking Crochet” column, and she has written for various other publications about crochet history, international traditions, and techniques. 

Table of Contents

Introduction: Why Crochet from the Top Down?
Top-Down Construction Basics
A Note about Yarns
The Garment Pairs

Part I: The Techniques
1  The Top-Down Crochet Method
  Necklines: An Overview
  Yolk Shaping
  Building Necklines
  Trying On the Yoke as You Go
  Creating the Underarm
  Beginning the Body
  Working the Sleeve
2  Additional Techniques for Top-Down Garments
  Mastering Stitches
  Gauge and Drape
  Blocking Your Swatch
  Choosing Yarns
  Blocking Your Garment
3  Making Your Garment Fit
  All about Ease
  Measuring Yourself
  Measuring a Favorite Sweater
  How to Read a Schematic
  How Sweaters Fit Your Body
  Choosing a Length
  Fibers and Fit
  Making Alterations

Part II: The Patterns
  Ava and Bettina
  Isola and Chloe
  Luna and Janelle
  Jade and Magda
  Rosina and Isabel
  Genevieve and Zora
  Nanette and Erde

Index
Abbreviations
Acknowledgments
Metric Conversion Chart

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Top-Down Crochet Sweaters: Fabulous Patterns with Perfect Fit 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
InspirationalAngel531 More than 1 year ago
Title: Top-Down Crochet Sweaters - Fabulous Patterns with Perfect Fit Author: Dora Ohrenstein Published: 10-4-2016 Publisher: Storey Publidhing LLC Pages: 176 Genre: Crafts & Hobbies Sub Genre: Fashion; Crocheting ISBN: 13: 9781612126104 ASIN: B01LYJRPRA Reviewer: DelAnne Reviewed For: NetGalley Rating: 4.5 Stars I received a copy of "Top-Down Crochet Sweaters" from NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for my honest review. Description From the Publishers: Welcome to the new era of crochet. Making garments from the top down is a favorite knitting technique that allows knitters to test and adjust the fit as they go. Now, thanks to designer Dora Ohrenstein, crocheters will benefit for the first time from a pattern book featuring the same beloved approach. These 14 fashionable patterns are sure to flatter bodies of all shapes and sizes. Show-stopping original photography, an extensive discussion of the benefits of top-down construction, and detailed instructions on how and why to adjust the patterns to ensure an exquisite customized fit will have crocheters tying themselves in knots to start strutting their stuff! My Review: This is more than a book of patters to make some beautiful tops. It explains how to adjust the patterns to suit the intended recipients. What types of materials suit each pattern and how you need to gauge your stitches according to you own work. The patterns are easy to follow and recreate. The perfect book for those just starting to seriously get into crocheting and those who have been doing it for years. My personal favorites are the Chloe and Janelle patterns. My rating is 4.5 out of 5 stars for "Top-Down Crochet Sweaters - Fabulous Patterns with Perfect Fit".