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GLORIOUS CROCHETED SWEATERS: More Than Sixty Exquisite
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!

  • I highly recommend this book. It has everything from light summer sweaters to heavy winter ones.

  • 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 & stitches).

  • 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 book.

    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. dpatron@intercable.net

    Additional notes from Sherry Kappel--public library correspondent
  • 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 sherryK466@aol.comSherryK466@aol.com