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by Shanie Jacobs

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Download Shanie Jacobs' Crochet book epub
ISBN: 0672523817
ISBN13: 978-0672523816
Category: No category
Author: Shanie Jacobs
Language: English
Publisher: Bobbs-Merrill (1979)
Pages: 174 pages
ePUB size: 1391 kb
FB2 size: 1164 kb
Rating: 4.2
Votes: 377
Other Formats: mbr doc lit lrf

Super P
This is one of those books where nothing in it has outlived the time it came from. It may have been trendy then. Today it is not even interesting to look back at.
I bought this through BetterWorld Books. Nothing gets dated faster than fashion, but there are some good things that are still usable if you look. While a lot of the patterns here are things that I'd never dream of wearing, they do have some clever ideas--like showing how to insert a crocheted motif into fabric. All of the scarves and hats and slippers are OK just as they are, though I'd make some adaptations for color changes. The men's lounging jacket looks really warm but very bulky. It would probably be OK without bobbles. Of course, I say that about most patterns using the bobble technique. The first part of the book contains lots of good crochet directions for newbies. There are some patterns that you just look at and laugh. The crocheted sun suit is one of those. It reminds me of the horrid gym suits we had to wear in high school that were knit and you put it on by crawling through the neck like this sun suit. And yes, they were just as attractive as they sound. Also, I'd forgotten how many of the fashions from the late 70's depended on slinky leotards, black sweaters and turtlenecks. I wasn't thin enough to wear something like that 45 years ago and that's one thing that hasn't changed! So, my advice about this book is--it's not bad but you have to be able to adapt. People still wear crocheted bikinis--why I don't know, but there are a couple of patterns here if that's your thing. The cardigans and sweaters are nice enough as well. I guess my biggest caveat here is the sizes are for tiny people. If you're fatter than a manikin, most of this stuff won't fit.