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About the BookTop-down, seamless sweater construction offers new opportunities to create hip, fashionable garments that can be tried on as they are created, with no tedious seaming to do when the crocheting is complete. Top-Down Crochet Sweaters offers complete instructions on this technique along with 14 stylish, contemporary patterns.
Book SynopsisWelcome 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!
From the Back CoverTake it from the top. In the first collection of its kind, crochet designer Dora Ohrenstein presents 14 patterns sure to flatter all body shapes and sizes. From elegant to casual, here are contemporary options for every season and occasion. Making a garment from the top down lets you try it on as you go and adjust the length as necessary. Detailed directions on the top-down technique plus valuable tips on choosing yarn and stitch patterns ensure exquisite sweaters with fashionable drape.
"If you've always thought of crocheted sweaters as lumpy, heavy, and unflattering, Dora's book will change your mind in about two minutes flat."
-- Franklin Habit, designer, teacher, author, and illustrator