Knitter's Handy Book of Sweater Patterns: Basic Designs in Multiple Sizes & Gauges

Knitter's Handy Book of Sweater Patterns: Basic Designs in Multiple Sizes & Gauges

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by Ann Budd
     
 

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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

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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, 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.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"Ann Budd frees a knitter to pick up any yarn and create a custom garment...Sounds handy to me." - Knitters Magazine

"This, my friends, is the Better Home and Gardens of sweater pattern books... It's a book worth reading and absorbing." - Knitter's Review

"Easy-to-read instructions... Great for anyone who wants to design their own garment...a very valuable resource." - Knitting News

"The bible for those who are beginning to design their own sweaters." - Knitting.AllInfoAbout.com

"You will love this book... This could easily be the last sweater pattern book you will buy." - Shuttle Spindle & Dyepot

"With this book, if you can dream it you can knit it." - Planet Purl

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.
Windy City Knitting Guild
This is a fine version of the master pattern genre . . . will give you many years of good knitting.
INKnitters
The possibilities are almost endless . . . A useful book for the sweater knitter.
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.
Knitting News
Easy-to-read instructions...great for anyone who wants to design their own garment...a very valuable resource.
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:
9781931499439
Publisher:
Interweave Press
Publication date:
09/28/2004
Edition description:
SPIRAL
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
742,987
Product dimensions:
9.48(w) x 7.78(h) x 1.11(d)

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