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How to Crochet the Perfect Sweater

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Crocheted sweaters have the reputation of being less than knitted sweaters – in style, in fit and in comfort. But that is changing. New books explore ways to create crocheted sweaters that look, feel and fit great. Custom Crocheted Sweaters by Dora Ohrenstein is one of those books.

Ms. Ohrenstein is a designer, author and teacher with two previous books, Crochet Insider's Passion for Fashion and Creating Crochet Fabric. Living near Manhattan's many chic boutiques, her designs are inspired by the latest fashions. And it shows.

Ms. Ohrenstein walks you through basic design information such as measuring your body, understanding fit, using patterns and shaping/alterations. This is followed by instructions for ten sweaters. Each sweater has its own lesson(s) attached, helping you to understand, recreate and then personalize each project. More importantly the information puts you on the road to designing your own sweaters – with the perfect look and fit for you.

Custom Crochet Sweaters may not be for the beginner; however, when you are ready to be serious about crocheting a sweater, I think this book is a must-have. When I start crocheting my sweater coats in a few months, this definitely is the first book I'm picking up.

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Tanis learned the basics of Interlocking Crochet™ at a class presented by James Walters and Sylvia Cosh. For the next 14 years she experimented with this technique – creating new designs and developing unique ways to use it. Tanis is an award-winning crocheter, an experienced teacher and a bestselling crochet author. She is a member of the Crochet Guild of America (CGOA), and has a CGOA Master of Advanced Crochet Stitches and Techniques.

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