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Why no Mens sweaters?
Created By: Albert J Madden

I have sent my story earlier but as one who crochets as a hobby I ask where are the mens sweatres to crochet?

As I have written I make all forms of crochet articles but my favorite is making Irish Style ardigan sweaters. Cables with right and left twists, hearts, rope. puff and pop corns of single, Half double and double crochet.

On that I do is , Sc, Hdc, 2dc, Hdc,sc, pull a loop through insert hookin 1st sc ch 1 and continue asyour next st. Also make true honeycombe stich of my own with 6 sides as the honeycombe does.

I make all with Raglan sleeves and close fronts with a high grade zipper. These now can be worn by either a man, woman or boy and girl. This depends on the size. I use Susan Bates hooks for the even shank and crochet very tight.

Creating many different combonations of raised crochet I can just about copy any Irish Style sweater.

I draw all on graph paper where eah line across is a row and eah line up equils a sc ,dc or Doubledouble crochet.

Sewing by machine is also a hobby. I saved many a dollar making all my wifes skirts, dresses, blouses and suits. This while on ative duty in the Army. Hand sewn Smocked Pillows gelped bring in extra money to support an active family. Coats , trousers and shirts for the two boys and the Queen.

on my retiring from the service and taking up crocheting busy hands keeps a busy mind also keeps one young at heart.

I have taught several left handed women to crochet Irish Lace even a grand daughter of three years to make chains, Now at 19 she can make any project.

Yes i can thank those that found the art of crocheting to help me recover from disabled and parilized hands back 58 years ago to become rehabilatated.

I do hpe my story will help other men to take up this fine art and hobby. In ancient times we men made all clothing until the early 1500s. Yes using a simple tool and string{yarn} we clothed the world.

Albert J Madden U S A ret

I will forward pictures of my hobby

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