Teach Yourself VISUALLY Knitting Design: Working from a Master Pattern to Fashion Your Own Knits (PagePerfect NOOK Book) [NOOK Book]

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There are lots of stylish knitting patterns out there, but sometimes you want to do your own thing. Maybe you've found a yarn that would make a beautiful hat, and all you need are basic directions for shaping. Or maybe you've had your eye on a cute sweater in a store window and know that you can make a better version yourself—if you could only figure out the measurements. This handy guide demystifies all that knitting math and shows you how to knit custom-fitted, one-of-a-kind fashions that express your style. ...
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Teach Yourself VISUALLY Knitting Design: Working from a Master Pattern to Fashion Your Own Knits (PagePerfect NOOK Book)

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Overview

There are lots of stylish knitting patterns out there, but sometimes you want to do your own thing. Maybe you've found a yarn that would make a beautiful hat, and all you need are basic directions for shaping. Or maybe you've had your eye on a cute sweater in a store window and know that you can make a better version yourself—if you could only figure out the measurements. This handy guide demystifies all that knitting math and shows you how to knit custom-fitted, one-of-a-kind fashions that express your style. Master patterns for hats, sweaters, scarves, shawls, bags, mittens, vests, and socks lay out the basic construction for each item in a range of sizes; you choose the yarn and decide which modifications and customizations you want to make.

Precise master patterns show you all the steps involved in constructing handknits

  • Master patterns give instructions for multiple sizes and gauges
  • A number of shaping, edgings, and stitch patterns accompany each master pattern
  • Helpful tips provide additional guidance
  • Tables take the work out of knitting math
  • Step-by-step instructions accompany each photo
  • Color photos, illustrations, and diagrams demonstrate important concepts
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470121856
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 4/23/2007
  • Series: Teach Yourself VISUALLY Consumer , #8
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 292
  • Sales rank: 769,036
  • File size: 13 MB
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Meet the Author

SHARON TURNER, author of Teach Yourself VISUALLY Knitting and Monkeysuits, designs some of the most vibrant and imaginative knitwear available today. She sells her patterns and kits through yarn stores and online at Monkeysuits.com.
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Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Getting Started Designing Knits.

Using the Master Patterns.

Choosing the Right Yarn.

Check Your Gauge.

Chapter 2. Scarves and Shawls.

Scarf Styles.

Scarf: Master Pattern.

Shawl Shapes.

Rectangular Shawl: Master Pattern.

Triangular Shawl: Master Patterns.

Make a Shawl into a Poncho.

Chapter 3. Hats.

Hat Styles.

Hat: Master Pattern.

Finishes for the Top.

Tutorial: Knitting in the Round on Double-Pointed Needles.

Chapter 4. Bags.

Bag Designs.

Rectangular Bag: Master Pattern.

Round Bag: Master Pattern.

Create Handles.

Line a Knitted Bag.

Felting.

Tutorial: Felted Bag.

Chapter 5. Socks.

Things to Consider Before Knitting Socks.

Socks: Master Pattern.

Tutorial: Toe-Up Sock Pattern.

Chapter 6. Mittens, Gloves, and Hand Warmers.

Mitten and Glove Styles.

Mittens and Gloves: Master Pattern.

Hand Warmers: Master Pattern.

Chapter 7. Vests.

Vest Styles.

Vest: Master Pattern.

More Vest Ideas.

Tutorial: Vest Variation.

Chapter 8. Sweaters.

Sweater Styles.

Assembling a Sweater.

Sweater: Master Pattern.

Tutorial: Sweater Variation.

Chapter 9. Altering the Master Patterns.

Adjusting a Design to Suit Your Taste.

Working with Stitch Patterns.

Adding Color.

Changing the Body Shape.

Altering Sleeves.

Chapter 10. Designing Your Own Knits.

Looking for Inspiration.

Choosing the Right Style.

Designing in Color.

Perfecting the Fit.

Doing the Math.

Determining Yarn Yardage.

Appendix A: Techniques and Embellishments.

Appendix B: Reference Materials.

Index.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 5, 2007

    every design you could ever want

    After buying this book, you'll never again spend hours searching for the perfect pattern, because you'll easily be able to create it yourself! I wish I had had this book last year when I spent hours searching for a vest pattern I was envisioning. (I never did find it.) Sharon Turner's book enables even rather inexperienced knitters to make any sweater, hat, scarf, mittens or bags they could possibly ever want. The directions are crystal clear with wonderful illustrations. She even shows you how to how to sew seams, make buttonholes, etc. There are also directions for every kind of stitch pattern. Bravo!!! Finally!!! Joan Parlin

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 14, 2012

    Not downloadable to your computer.

    This is a bit hard to read on the nook ... good for on the go reference but to really use the charts I needed to see them on a larger screen !

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 20, 2012

    more from this reviewer

    This is one of those books that you would love to like. It has n

    This is one of those books that you would love to like. It has nice looking pictures and covers many of the topics beginning knitters struggle with. The problem is that many of the instructions are unclear and steps are omitted which is extremely frustrating. If I was relying on this book to learn to knit I would have given up knitting and taken up crochet.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 17, 2009

    Visual Feast

    This book has really hit the mark with its illustrations. I strongly recommend it to te novice knitter. I also recommend it to the more advanced knitter because of the section on self design.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2013

    Good info book

    I bought this as an e book. There are no charts, but several tables. If you use your text sizer on your reader you are able to see them all adequately. This book is perfect for the knitter, who buys a pattern and yarn separately or who wants to use their own design. This is not a beginner's book. It does a lot of the math for different sizes of people and yarn. It is for those brave enough to go their own way. The grafting and seaming photos are too small to see closely. Go on you tube if you want a how to on basics. Awesome Book!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 22, 2012

    it is a good way to teach yourself how to knit.

    it is a good way to teach yourself how to knit.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 4, 2014

    This books seems good for beginning knitters. I was looking for

    This books seems good for beginning knitters. I was looking for something that went more in depth into how to begin designing a shawl/sweater/hat, explanations on increasing/decreasing to achieve specific shaping effects and how to modify the fit of something. This book gives you very basic "master patterns" that you then insert a stitch pattern into from the stitch glossary in the back of the book.
    Good for beginners, not what I was hoping for. 

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