Mother-Daughter Knits: 30 Designs to Flatter and Fit

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After decades of teaching, designing, and writing about knitting, Sally Melville knows how to customize knitting patterns to fit a wide variety of body types perfectly. With a little planning and subtle alterations, you can make a garment that is just right for you! In Mother-Daughter Knits, Sally shares this knowledge for the first time.

Together with her daughter, fellow knitwear designer Caddy Melville Ledbetter, Sally demystifies the process of picking the right pattern and ...

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Overview

After decades of teaching, designing, and writing about knitting, Sally Melville knows how to customize knitting patterns to fit a wide variety of body types perfectly. With a little planning and subtle alterations, you can make a garment that is just right for you! In Mother-Daughter Knits, Sally shares this knowledge for the first time.

Together with her daughter, fellow knitwear designer Caddy Melville Ledbetter, Sally demystifies the process of picking the right pattern and modifying it to your body’s advantage. With fascinating insight, practical advice, and patterns for both classic and avant-garde tastes, Mother-Daughter Knits just might be the most useful guide a knitter could have. Whether you’re a beginning or experienced knitter, young or mature, an hourglass or a triangle, Sally and Caddy have you covered!

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Editorial Reviews

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"Thank you, Caddy and Sally, for creating this beautiful collection of projects I can knit for my mom—and that she can knit for me! And thank you even more for your crystal-clear explanation of how to create the most flattering knitwear for any shape. It's a must-read for any knitter!”
Debbie Stoller, author of the Stitch ’n Bitch series of knitting books, and editor-in-chief of BUST Magazine

“This is an extraordinary book. It combines Sally’s flair for pairing wearability with meticulous design and Caddy’s ability to achieve exciting creations without unnecessary complexity. The mutual respect and affection that guided this joint mother-daughter venture will no doubt make the garments feel warmer.”
—Debbie New, author of Unexpected Knitting

“A loving and inspired creative dialogue between mother and daughter, this book pays tribute to the very multigenerational soul of our craft.”
— Clara Parkes, author of The Knitter’s Book of Yarn and publisher of KnittersReview.com

“Having a new Sally Melville book to page through is like being at a pajama party with a trusted friend: fun, comforting, and energizing all at the same time. This time, Sally has brought her daughter, Caddy, to the knitting party as co-author and designer, and their resulting book is full of fresh and flattering designs from two different design perspectives, plus a lot of great information on just how and where to change a pattern to fit you properly. Mother-Daughter Knits is a delight that had me reaching for my needles and digging through my yarn stash more than once.”
— Amy R. Singer, author of Big Girl Knits and More Big Girl Knits

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780307586681
  • Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 1/11/2011
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 459,773
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

SALLY MELVILLE is the author of several books, including Warm Knits, Cool Gifts, the bestselling Knitting Experience series, and her work has appeared in magazines such as Vogue Knitting and Interweave Knits. Visit Sally online at www.sallymelvilleknits.com

CADDY MELVILLE LEDBETTER is Sally Melville’s only daughter. She currently designs knitwear and teaches knitting classes.

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  • Posted April 27, 2009

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    Inspirational!

    This is one of the most exciting knitting books to come out in a long time. It seems like with most of the books that have been published recently, there's maybe a pattern or two that I would actually consider making. However, I already want to make at least half of the projects in this book. They all look like they would be flattering to wear and would have just the right amount of complexity (enough to keep you engaged, but not so much that you're scared to get started) for the intermediate knitter. There are a few patterns, however, that would be suitable for beginners. I would have bought the book for the patterns alone, but the extensive section on "fit and flattery" was a great bonus. I'm hoping some of the tips will help me make projects that will be as satisfying to wear as they are to knit.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 24, 2010

    Love this Book

    I haven't knitted in 40 years and after purchasing this book have already completed 3 of the projects. This is also my first time to knit any clothing. It always just been afgans and scarfs. Just love all the patterns and easy to follow instructions along with an appendix to explain those acronyms I could not remember. Would highly recommend this book to any knitter whether they are a beginner or experienced.

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  • Posted June 30, 2009

    very great gift

    for the intermediate knitter.

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  • Posted June 15, 2009

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    More than a pattern book

    I actually sat a read this book for more than the patterns. I really depicts the love that Sally and her daughter have for each other. I reminds me of how the relationship is between by older daughter and myself. It is an enjoyable book, and I have made at least one project. All the patterns are really easy. I consider myself an advanced beginner because I tend to crochet more.

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  • Posted May 5, 2009

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    I truly aspire to knit this well!

    Compulsion came over me when I saw this book. This takes knitting to a higher aesthetical level. Sally Melville and Caddy Melville certainly make "homemade" look like the best sort of thing one could possible want to wear. Since I can't have a time warp in the house, I'll be joyously persevering as I complete Clutter Rescue to start on one these tempting projects.

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    Posted July 11, 2009

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