Stitches for Tailored Knits: Build Better Fabric

Stitches for Tailored Knits: Build Better Fabric

by Jean Frost
     
 


Jean Frost’s expertise with tailored knitting is showcased in this thorough compendium of fabric construction for couture jackets. The stitches are arranged into families that indicate the type of woven material they imitate—houndstooth, quilted stitch, herringbone, basket weave, twill, chevron, tweed, and fabric stitch. A full-size swatch worked in…  See more details below

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Jean Frost’s expertise with tailored knitting is showcased in this thorough compendium of fabric construction for couture jackets. The stitches are arranged into families that indicate the type of woven material they imitate—houndstooth, quilted stitch, herringbone, basket weave, twill, chevron, tweed, and fabric stitch. A full-size swatch worked in knitting worsted is accompanied by instructions in charts and words that introduce the multiple stitches. Stitch and row gauge as well as needle size for each swatch provides a useful starting point for knitters. Multiple variations of these stitches are displayed and knitters are instructed that adding additional colors, fibers, or yarn can dramatically transform the template. Using clearly illustrated techniques and explanations for how, when, and why to add edge stitches for perfect finishing, this is a fitting follow up to Jean Frost’s previous jacket-specific crafting books.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781933064277
Publisher:
Xrx Books
Publication date:
10/01/2013
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
428,551
Product dimensions:
9.40(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author


Jean Frost teaches knitting and is the author of Custom Knit Jackets and Jean Frost Jackets. She lives in San Diego, California. Elaine Rowley is a former editor of Knitter's Magazine and the current editor of XRX Books. Alexis Xenakis is a photographer and the publisher for Knitter's Magazine and XRX Books. They both live in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

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