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
"The new Getting Started series...promise[s] not to leave the "newbie" wondering what to do next."
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.
The possibilities are almost endless . . . A useful book for the sweater knitter.
...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.
Easy-to-read instructions...great for anyone who wants to design their own garment...a very valuable resource.
With this book, if you can dream it you can knit it.
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.