Knitter's Handy Book of Top-Down Sweaters: Basic Designs in Multiple Sizes and Gauges

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Fiber and yarn enthusiasts nationwide will celebrate Ann Budd's latest addition to The Knitter's Handy Book series. Answering to a growing interest in knitting sweaters from the top down and knitting seamless sweaters that require little finishing, this handy book offers instructions for knitting five basic sweater types: circular yoke, raglan, modified-drop shoulder, set-in sleeve, and saddle shoulder. Patterns are offered in multiple sizes and yarn gauges and for a broad age ...

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Overview

Fiber and yarn enthusiasts nationwide will celebrate Ann Budd's latest addition to The Knitter's Handy Book series. Answering to a growing interest in knitting sweaters from the top down and knitting seamless sweaters that require little finishing, this handy book offers instructions for knitting five basic sweater types: circular yoke, raglan, modified-drop shoulder, set-in sleeve, and saddle shoulder. Patterns are offered in multiple sizes and yarn gauges and for a broad age group.

Following the basics for each of the five sweater types are three diverse patterns from top designers that illustrate some of the many ways that instructions can be used as springboards for creative expression, including color, texture, and shaping variations.

Also included for intermediate to advanced knitters are personal design touches, detailed charts, clear instruction, and quick tips to expand knitting possibilities and maintain creative originality. A key reference for knitters of all skill levels, this is the new essential knitting resource on your bookshelf.

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Budd, whose Knitter's Handy Book of Sweater Patterns is a go-to resource for knitters who dabble in designing their own sweaters, takes on the challenge of top-down sweater knitting in her latest collection. Focusing on four styles of top-down sweaters—seamless yoke, raglan, set-in sleeve, and saddle shoulder—Budd presents construction basics, followed by a pattern framework that can be easily customized based on the wearer's measurements and the knitter's gauge. As a bonus, patterns by well-known guest designers like Anne Hanson and Jared Flood are included in each chapter. VERDICT Knitters who want to design their own sweaters but don't want to figure out all the math will appreciate Budd's straightforward approach to sweater design, while knitters who are just looking for patterns will enjoy the variety of ready-to-knit patterns in this collection.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781596684836
  • Publisher: Interweave Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/21/2012
  • Pages: 264
  • Sales rank: 156,500
  • Product dimensions: 7.80 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Ann Budd is the best-selling author of Sock Knitting Master Class, The Knitter's Handy Book of Patterns, The Knitter's Handy Book of Sweater Patterns, Getting Started Knitting Socks, Interweave Presents Knitted Gifts, Knitting Green, and Simple Style. She is also the 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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Table of Contents


Introduction: Take it from the Top
Seamless Yoke Sweaters
Child Sizes
Adult Sizes
Projects
Osprey Pullover Pam Allen
Slip-Stitch Circular Yoke Pullover Ann Budd
Feather and Fan Pullover Ann Budd
Raglan Sweaters
Child Sizes
Adult Sizes
Projects
Lace Henley Anne Hanson
Fitted Pullover with Cable Details Ann Budd
Twisted Rib Pullover Ann Budd
Modified-Drop Shoulder Sweaters
Child Sizes
Adult Sizes
Projects
Basketweave Cardigan Kristen TenDyke
Zip-Front Pullover Ann Budd
Moss Stitch Funnel-Neck Pullover Ann Budd
Set-in Sleeve Sweaters
Child Sizes
Adult Sizes
Projects
Fitted Colorwork Cardigan Jared Flood
Brioche Stitch Cardigan Ann Budd
Garter Rib Pullover with Collar Ann Budd
Saddle Shoulder Sweaters
Child Sizes
Adult Sizes
Projects
Colorwork Cardigan Veronik Avery
Cabled Henley Ann Budd
Vintage-Inspired Tunic-Length Cardigan Ann Budd
Glossary
Sources for Yarns
Index
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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 11, 2013

    This book is very useful in getting sweaters in all sizes and st

    This book is very useful in getting sweaters in all sizes and styles and it is also easy to read. The only drawback is you cannot read this book on any other device other than a Nook. I would I have preferred to read it on my laptop or to be able to print out the instructions that I want to knit. If I have know this from the beginning, I would have purchased the paperback instead, hence the 4-star rating.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 1, 2012

    I have done a raglan sweater in a women's pattern and wanted to

    I have done a raglan sweater in a women's pattern and wanted to have some basic instructions on putting together sweaters for the men in the family and making new things. This book is so confusing! Who starts a crew neck raglan working flat until you get to the end of the increases for the shoulders? Plus adding stitches in the front? Also, casting on stitches in the front of the work before starting to work in the round? HUH???? Maybe under the arms, but in front of the work??? NO... I am taking this one back to the store and starting again. Plus of course you pay more for a print copy and apparently get shafted a whole chapter????? Pff, your kidding???

    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 14, 2012

    great guide for knitting the top down sweater

    This, like Ann Budd's other knitting guides is easy to follow, with lots of options for each style.
    I would recommend this for the advanced beginner to advanced knitter.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 20, 2012

    Top Down Sweaters

    This is a must have book for knitters. It shows easy ways of knitting sweaters without having to do a lot of sew seams. Don't have to guess and it makes it easy to read patterns for different sizes. Highly recommend it for a treat in knitting.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 21, 2012

    Helpful diversity!

    This book offers me the ability to make a variety of patterns with a variety of yarn weights. While it did take me a few minutes to "get the hang" of reading the pattern charts, once I did, following the pattern was a piece of cake. My first sweater using this book is a success!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted September 29, 2012

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