Here's a great soft cover book that includes 24 beautiful designs with full instructions for jackets, pullovers, vests, and cardigans that is titled....
Crochet with Style: Fun-to-Make Sweaters for All Seasons
This soft cover book is in lightly read condition with minimal wear to the covers from use and re-shelving. INSIDE the pages are at least 99% free of any marks, stains or writing.
Praise for the author's A Close Knit Family: "These patterns are a delight for knitters of all skill levels.
It is a pity that the sneak peak inside this book doesn't show you the best it has to offer because it is filled with some of the most gorgeous sweater and cardigan crochet designs that I have ever seen. The Aran sweaters on the back cover are absolutely gorgeous. The cabled Aran does a great job of showing off Melissa Leapman's design genius and no longer makes me envious of knitted cable Arans. If you are looking for spring and summer sweaters, you will not be disappointed. There are many gorgeous ones here as many designs use the lighter DK and sportweight yarns.
As I expected from Melissa Leapman, the instructions are very thorough. Every pattern comes with a diagram with the measurements noted. I find this extremely useful as proper fit is essential to the success of any garment. I personally tend to not meet the right guage height requirements when my width is perfect so the charts really help me to make the proper modifications. Speaking of fit, nearly every sweater featured in this book has inset sleeves which not only make a better looking garment but a more comfortable fitting one as well. In addition to the instructions, there are several tip tidbits to be found amongst the patterns throughout the book such as alternate design/color suggestions and tips for a more professional finishing.
The yarns used are all fairly easy to find or easy to substitute with another yarn. The sizes range from S-XL but there are quite a few designs that will go up to 2X as the bust measurements go up to 54 inches on some designs.
If you only want one crocheted sweater pattern book in your collection, "Crochet With Style" should be your first pick.
This book have great sweaters and vest for year-round comfort. The yarns used are readily available to everyone. If the yarn is not available in your area, Melissa has a Resource Page listing the manufacturers, mail order sources, and instructional references. The Crochet Guild of America's address is also listed if you're interested in receiving more info about the guild. The garments finished meas. are from 38"-48". Melissa a few designs with finished meas. to 52". Schematic drawings are included and she has helpful hints and tips throughout her book. I rate this book right up there with "Mosiac Afghan" by Lily Chin, "Crochet Your Way" by Gloria Tracy & Susan Levin, and "Glorious Sweaters" by Nola Theiss. All of these books have introduced a much needed "New" look to crochet.
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