Knitters Handy Book of Patterns: Basic Designs in Multiple Sizes & Gauges

Knitters Handy Book of Patterns: Basic Designs in Multiple Sizes & Gauges

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by Ann Budd
     
 

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Offering charts and plans for making infant- through adult-sized projects, this unique book provides knitters with a complete resource of more than 350 patterns for caps, tams, scarves, vests, sweaters, mittens, gloves, and socks that are written for multiple gauges to accommodate all weights of yarn from bulky to fingering. Also included are the basics of pattern

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Offering charts and plans for making infant- through adult-sized projects, this unique book provides knitters with a complete resource of more than 350 patterns for caps, tams, scarves, vests, sweaters, mittens, gloves, and socks that are written for multiple gauges to accommodate all weights of yarn from bulky to fingering. Also included are the basics of pattern design and alteration to allow for the addition of different types of texture and color patterns or the modification of existing patterns to accommodate more gauges. Patterns are also accompanied by an assortment of ideas for edgings and finishes, further expanding design options.

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"By giving us instructions...Ann Budd frees a knitter to pick up any yarn and create a custom garment." - Knitter’s

"Everyone should carry a copy of this wonderful collection of basic knitting designs with them at all times!" - The Soundview Knitting Guild

"If you are looking for simple patterns in a certain size at a specific gauge, this book is for you." - Knitting at What You Need to Know About

"Pair it with a stitch pattern guide and a good technique book and you'll be set for life." - Knitter's Review

"The effect is one of a functional notebook you’ll use, rather than a coffee-table book to be handled carefully." - Knitter’s Review

"This book is an excellent resource...an idea that every knitter and spinner of handspun yarns has been waiting for!" - Spin2Knit

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This versatile, spiral-bound book features adaptable designs for more than 350 knit creations -- from socks to sweaters and much more.
Knitter's Review
This book will be your new best friend. Pair it with a stitch pattern guide and a good technique book and you'll be set for life.
Library Journal
Have you seen those advertisements that say "this is the only book you'll ever need on this subject"? This new volume by Budd isn't the only knitting book you'll ever need, but one could knit hundreds of different mittens, gloves, socks, sweaters, vests, hats, and scarves from just the patterns found here. Budd is managing editor of the popular magazine Interweave Knits, and this is the book she wished she had when she worked in a yarn store and customers requested patterns made for their size with yarns available in the shop. The patterns allow the knitter to create garments in any size from toddler to extra-large adult in any weight of yarn, from fingering to bulky. The knitter has only to knit a generous swatch with yarn and needles of her/his choice and plug the resulting gauge information into the charted instructions and schematics provided. Highly recommended for all knitting collections. Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781931499040
Publisher:
Interweave Press
Publication date:
07/31/2002
Edition description:
SPIRAL
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
9.48(w) x 7.76(h) x 0.73(d)

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Meet the Author

Ann Budd is the best-selling author of The Knitter's Handy Book of Patterns and The Knitter's Handy Book of Sweater Patterns. She is also the author of Getting Started Knitting Socks, Interweave Presents Knitted Gifts, Knitting Green, and Simple Style, and coauthor of Bag Style, Color Style, Lace Style, and Wrap Style. She is a book editor and the former senior editor of Interweave Knits magazine. She lives in Boulder, Colorado.

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Knitters Handy Book of Patterns: Basic Designs in Multiple Sizes & Gauges 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 23 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Sometimes I just want to knit the basics. Hats and scarves in perfectly becoming colors to keep my grandchildren warm, for example. This book shows me how! Not only that, I've never before knit mittens (for example), and Ann Budd's book describes how to do it in a way that's easy to understand. It's as though I wanted to drive from my home to a city 500 miles away, and Budd is telling me what to expect along the way. I'm so thrilled to have this that I may just keep it under my pillow so that I'll know I can always have Budd's wisdom handy.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I bought this book sight unread and hit the jackpot! It is always with my knitting bag. Any sweater in any guage with charts that are easily read.No more mathmatical equations to match your yarn to the pattern's requirement.Easy for the novice knitter but also a great starting point to more complex projects. From mittens to cardigans, they are all there. Easy to read and a sturdy little book to take the wear it gets!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is practically a necessity for any knitter. The patterns are laid out simply, and allow a knitter's creativity to make the pattern come alive in any way they can imagine. Whether you're a new knitter or have years of experience, are trendy or old-fashioned, female or male knitter -- the treasure trove in this book cannot be ignored.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is fantastic. It provides a basic pattern for the most commonly knit items and gives you easy to read charts so you can make them for any size or age. The patterns are plain so it's easy to manipulate them to add your own personal touches. I love it.
YarnHog More than 1 year ago
If you're a serious knitter, you've got a yarn stash. This book not only has great basic patterns, but it gives you the numbers for lots of sizes and gauges. Makes it easy to shop your stash and come up with a great gift. With a little imagination and yarn you already have, you're on your way. The instructions are clear, and there are lots of tips to personalize each design.
Clyde_60 More than 1 year ago
This will be a valuable resourse for my knitting projects. The format is a little hard to understand at first, but becomes clearer with use. Ann Budd has hit the mark with this book for knitters who knit for people of all different sizes. Awesome addition to my knitting library!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a terrific book for basic patterns. I use this all the time for hats, gloves & mittens.
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catbmkw More than 1 year ago
This is a book I can't live without. I replaced my copy when it was damaged. My go to book for basic socks. All the math is done for you just knit a gauge swatch...love it.
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rbymtn More than 1 year ago
This was one of the first books I bought, in hardcover, after I learned to knit. It is an excellent reference and I've used it often, both while I was learning, and as a reference, when I am modifying other patterns or creating my own projects. Five stars for the book itself. I recommend it to anyone, beginner or experienced knitter. All the basics are covered, in addition to simple charts for many sizes, to use with any type of yarn, in a variety of gauges. There are even a few additional techniques illustrated, such as the Old Norwegian cast-on, that will be handy when you need to try something new, or need a memory refresher, for techniques you might not use often. As for the Nook version, I have to take a star away, because it is not made clear before purchase, that this book is not downloadable. The reason I wanted an additional ebook of a book I already own, is so that I can have it with me anywhere. I don't always have my Nook tablet with me, when I might need to check a reference, but I always have knitting with me. It would be nice to be able to check this book on my phone or one of my other devices. Additionally, I like to download a backup copy of all my purchased books, and I am extremely annoyed that I cannot do that with this book. As far as how the book looks in ebook, it's just like the physical book, with all charts and illustrations clear, and I love being able to enlarge anything my failing eyesight needs help with. It's still well worth owning, but purchasers should be made aware that they will only be able to use it on their Nook device, not with the Nook app on another device, nor can you download a backup copy, in case our Nook libraries ever disappear.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A very interesting book. Covered many basic patterns.
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As a knitter I never really understood gauage which is vital to knitting a wearable garmemt. This book helped me understand and produce a wearable knitted item. Every serious knitter needs this book.
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