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Jean Frost Jackets: Fabric, Fit and Finish for Today's Knits
     

Jean Frost Jackets: Fabric, Fit and Finish for Today's Knits

by Jean Frost
 
From taking initial measurements and choosing appropriate yarns to finishing the details and perfecting the fit, these patterns break down the process of jacket knitting into manageable steps. Twenty patterns for beginning- or intermediate-level knitters cover a wide range of classic, designer-inspired styles and yarn choices. With color photos and detailed line

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From taking initial measurements and choosing appropriate yarns to finishing the details and perfecting the fit, these patterns break down the process of jacket knitting into manageable steps. Twenty patterns for beginning- or intermediate-level knitters cover a wide range of classic, designer-inspired styles and yarn choices. With color photos and detailed line drawings for guidance, these designs offer professional-looking handknit jackets that are comfortable to wear, easy to pack, and fun to create.

Author Biography: Jean Frost has been teaching and creating handknit jackets for over 12 years. She lives in San Diego, California.

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Library Journal - Library Journal
Many of today's busy knitters are looking for "instant gratification" projects, such as large-gauge sweaters knit on huge needles with chunky yarn or quickly finished projects like socks or scarves. Frost takes a different tack. Why not, she says, think of a knitted jacket as several small projects that when assembled result in a beautiful garment? A longtime knitter and knitwear designer, Frost has devoted a dozen years to researching jackets. The result is a collection of 21 jackets featuring quality yarns, unusual detail work, and a timeless style. This book employs Knitter's Magazine's excellent system for describing yarns, one that makes yarn substitution easier. Unfortunately, readers who wish to use yarns pictured on the models may have trouble finding them, as they are hidden under the first photograph of each design instead of in the list of materials required for the project. Each design is graded for difficulty, with most being suitable for intermediate knitters and attainable by beginning knitters. Jackets are sized small, medium, and large, with XL sizing available for some. Patterns are outstanding in their use of detail. Along with complete knitting instructions are charts, schematics, and several photos of each jacket. An impressive offering, this is enthusiastically recommended for all but the smallest knitting collections. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781893762152
Publisher:
Xrx Books
Publication date:
01/28/2003
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
1,069,963
Product dimensions:
10.00(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.38(d)

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