So continuing on this mission I now realized there is a 8 level gap in the crafted armour for Warden. At level 58 the top notch armour you can craft is the Majestic Marchwarden. After that there seems to be no alternative but to wait until Westfold armour at level 66-68 (Westfold Brushed Skirmish Armour), for which I do not even have an entire recipe set yet, or waste marks at Skirmish camps of course.
This is not new, the crafting levels for light/medium armour are
Apprentice: 7 - 12
Journeyman: 15 - 18 - 20
Expert: 22 - 25 - 28 - 30
Artisan: 32 - 35 - 38 - 40
Master: 42 - 45 - 48 - 50
Supreme: 51 - 54 - 56 - 58
Up until 58 I guess it is as good as it gets, but:
Malledhrim In order to get armour level 60 or 65, you need to barter the recipes from the Malledhrim in Mirkwood. I need to find out whether the armour can be crafted for someone else or if it has the same limitations in usability as the Lossoth sets (bound and reputation standing). You need to have Friend standing to get the recipes vendors at Ost Galadh, just outside the Crafting Hall (no one in the Crafting hall sells or barter these).
Westfold: starts at 66 ( I do not have enough recipes to list them as above, see the Lotro Wiki... it gets a bit complex... )
Neumi, if you do the maths you will end up seeing that even if you trade in lesser patterns for major, you will still need approximately the same amount of time to make those lesser patterns. Saving ahead is only viable if you do not use the patterns to increase guild reputation.