GLORIOUS CROCHETED SWEATERS: More Than Sixty ExquisiteI highly recommend this book. It has everything from light summer
sweaters to heavy winter ones.
Sweaters to Make and Enjoy-----Reviewed by Debi Patron, with
additional comments by Sherry Kappel
Edited by Nola Theiss
Sterling Publishing Co., Inc.
387 Park Avenue South
New York, NY 10016
Pub. 1989. List price $14.95. 144 pages
These sweaters are beautiful works of art!
This is an excellent book for crocheters who want to make their
first sweater. The designs in this book are organized from easy
(single crochet & stripes) to more difficult (relief patterns
Although this book was originally published in 1989, the sweaters
are not dated. In fact, I constantly get compliments on the two
sweaters I made for myself!
This is an English translation of a Dutch book. That said, the only
major problem is that some of the instructions might be a bit
difficult to understand in the later sweaters, particularly for the
beginner who may not be very familiar with certain terms. The other
major problem is that all of the ribbings in it are knitted. Since
this book is titled as a crochet book, it is a problem for
those of us who don't know how to knit. However, there are
instructions for crocheted ribbings at the beginning of the
The book begins with an introduction by the editor and is followed by
written instructions and diagrams for all of the basic stitches and
the ribbings. There are diagrams and charts for many of the sweaters
and all come with color pictures.
There is a 'Helpful Notes' section that is exactly that. It has a
conversion chart, which has been a great help to me; it explains
techniques for making buttonholes, for joining and finishing your
sweaters. There is also a bibliography.
The sweaters are divided into chapters beginning with easy designs
like single crochet & stripes, and progress to more difficult
designs such as the sweaters with relief and pattern stitches. This
makes it an excellent book for people who want to begin with sweaters
but do not know how. I suggest they begin with the easy designs and
gradually work their way into the harder stuff. Though the patterns
are mostly for women and teens, there are many sweaters to choose
from in this book. There are even sweaters for kids!
Although this book was originally published in 1989, the sweaters are
not dated.I have made three sweaters from here, and have modified all
of them in the area of color. In fact, I receive constant compliments
on the two sweaters I made for myself! I made the Artwork Jacquard
Jacket on page 49 and the Mohair Cardigan on page 64.
I highly recommend this book for anyone who wishes to create
beautiful works of art. It has everything from light summer sweaters
to heavy winter ones. ###
Reviewed by Debi Patron for Crochet Partners 4/96.
Additional notes from Sherry Kappel--public library
This is a must-buy!
Truly designer material. There are such wonderful textures and
colors promoted through this book! From pullovers, to turtlenecks to
cardigans and jackets, for men, women and children, this book will
give you lots to buy yarn for! The practical little cotton pullovers
for kids are great, plus there's a Jacquard Jacket that'll challenge
us all -- the color collection and patterns in this one are unlike
anything crocheted I've ever seen.
Reviewed by Sherry Kappel for Crochet Partners 4/96