How to Use, Adapt, and Design Knitting Patterns: How to knit exactly what you want, every timee

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Here's an easy-to-follow self-teaching course that shows knitters how to get exactly the results they want from less-than-perfect commercial patterns. The authors begin with the basics, explaining the meanings of the symbols and abbreviations used in knitting patterns. Next they show readers how to take their own body measurements and how to identify their body landmarks—those especially important points that need to be measured in order to get good results when adapting and modifying patterns. A detailed section...

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Overview

Here's an easy-to-follow self-teaching course that shows knitters how to get exactly the results they want from less-than-perfect commercial patterns. The authors begin with the basics, explaining the meanings of the symbols and abbreviations used in knitting patterns. Next they show readers how to take their own body measurements and how to identify their body landmarks—those especially important points that need to be measured in order to get good results when adapting and modifying patterns. A detailed section on the specifics of adapting patterns shows how to change necklines and sleeves, how to change a pullover sweater into a cardigan, how to transform a chunky wool pattern into a lightweight design by changing yarns, and much more. A separate chapter instructs ambitious knitters on designing their own patterns from scratch. The book concludes with seven ready-to-use knitting patterns that less-confident knitters can copy and adapt. This book, which is suited to the needs of knitters of all skill levels, features hundreds of color photos, line illustrations, and diagrams.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764145025
  • Publisher: Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/1/2010
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 422,039
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Sam Elliott has her own label and sells knitted accessories internationally to boutiques and department stores. She and Sidney Bryan work together from his East London studio.

• Sidney Bryan is a consultant designing knitwear for catwalk shows and knitwear manufacturers worldwide.

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  • Posted March 6, 2012

    top-notch guide for better fit!

    book takes each step of sweater design or adaptation in a systematic explanation. Instructions are very clear and easy to follow. Lots of diagrams and examples. NOW I will have better fitting sweaters. I highly recommend for folks like me who adapt or make changes to any sweater I knit. Now I know how and why to make changes.

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