The Knitter's Handy Book of Sweater Patterns (PagePerfect NOOK Book) [NOOK Book]

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Created for knitters who want standard sweater patterns in a variety of sizes and gauges, as well as those who want a template from which to develop their own designs, this book provides easy-to-follow charted instructions for 18 sweaters, three in each of the six most popular sweaters constructions. Each style is then provided in 15 sizes ranging from toddler to large adult, then further divided into six possible gauges: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8 stitches per inch combining for 90 options for each of the six styles,...
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Overview


Created for knitters who want standard sweater patterns in a variety of sizes and gauges, as well as those who want a template from which to develop their own designs, this book provides easy-to-follow charted instructions for 18 sweaters, three in each of the six most popular sweaters constructions. Each style is then provided in 15 sizes ranging from toddler to large adult, then further divided into six possible gauges: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8 stitches per inch combining for 90 options for each of the six styles, or 540 patterns in all. The cardigan and neckline variations make for more than 1,000 patterns. Detailed schematics for finished dimensions are included, along with a glossary of techniques and a chapter on design considerations. This is a definitive resource for the passionate sweater knitter.
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Editorial Reviews

Craftrends
"The new Getting Started series...promise[s] not to leave the "newbie" wondering what to do next."
Knitter's Review
This, my friends, is the Better Homes and Gardens of sweater pattern books ... It's a book worth reading and absorbing.
Knitting News
Easy-to-read instructions...great for anyone who wants to design their own garment...a very valuable resource.
INKnitters
The possibilities are almost endless . . . A useful book for the sweater knitter.
Windy City Knitting Guild
This is a fine version of the master pattern genre . . . will give you many years of good knitting.
Vogue Knitting
...this choose-your-own-adventure book is true to its name, and provides a healthy compromise between knitting others' patterns and styling your own from scratch.
Planet Purl
With this book, if you can dream it you can knit it.
Library Journal
Budd is managing editor of Interweave Knits magazine and the author of the popular Knitter's Handy Book of Patterns, which includes templates for knitted mittens, hats, scarves, socks, vests, and sweaters. This work builds upon the earlier volume, concentrating on sweater patterns and covering drop shoulder, modified drop shoulder, set-in sleeve, saddle shoulder, raglan, and seamless yoke sweaters in 15 sizes and five gauges. The basic pattern templates are suitable for beginning knitters and will prove useful as templates to which advanced knitters may add their own color or textured patterns. There is also a selection of 18 patterns based on the models in the book, including a child's Fair Isle pullover and a comfortable cable panel pullover with stand-up neck. More experienced knitters will appreciate the chapter called "Expanding Your Options," which explores adjusting body or sleeve length to accommodate your measurements, adding stitch or color patterns, adjusting for gauges other than those covered in the book, and knitting in the round. Essential for knitting collections. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781596689886
  • Publisher: Interweave Press, LLC
  • Publication date: 9/1/2004
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 331,602
  • File size: 10 MB

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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  • Posted May 14, 2010

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    Excellent Resource!

    How many different ways are there of knitting a sweater? Ann Budd has put together a collection of basic bottom-up pullover patterns in this book: drop-shoulder, modified drop-shoulder, set-in sleeve and raglan sleeve with options for V-neck, crew neck, and turtle neck finishes. Like her magnificently useful Knitter's Handy Book of Patterns, this book contains a grid of instructions so that each style of pullover can be knit for sizes ranging from baby to larger-than-life adult and with whole-number gauges from at least sport weight to bulky weight yarn.

    While you won't find a plethora of clever stitch patterns in this book, you'll find with each section at least one separate pattern that typifies the sweater style and uses an interesting pattern stitch or color work.

    As with the Knitter's Handy Book of Patterns, you'll not find directions for knitting with a fractional gauge (for example, you'll find instructions for 4 or 5 stitches per inch, but you won't find instructions for 4.25, 4.5, or 4.75 stitches per inch), and you have to remember to measure for armhole depth because the patterns are to standardized measurements.

    That said, however, this is a magnificent book and I highly recommend it for every knitter's pattern library. It's as essential as any of the Barbara Walker and Elizabeth Zimmerman texts on knitting.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 4, 2005

    Excellent book!

    I have been knitting for years and usually find a pattern to knit from. I would prefer to choose my own design but it's hard to knit your own sweater without a template. This book helps you with a basic pattern. You choose your own armhole shaping, your own neckline, your own size and it tells you how many stitches to cast on and when to bind off or decrease. It is so simple. It gives you stitches per inch, not needle size so it would be a good idea to knit a small patch to give you stitches per inch before you start your project, which is usually recommended in most knitting books. Also remember that the pattern design you choose will have a different amount of stitches than the book's template so you will need to adjust accordingly. Happy Knitting!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 6, 2008

    A must have

    I am a new knitter. I always see patterns that I think I would like in a heaver or thinner yarn. This book tells you how to do just that. Someone told me that the patterns were hard to follow, but I didn't find that. They were easy to read and my projects turned out great. I highly recommend this book to all knitters.

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