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The Art of Seamless Knitting

The Art of Seamless Knitting

by Simona Merchant-Dest, Faina Goberstein
     
 

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Go beyond the basics! Learn how to convert flat patterns to circular techniques with 12 classic, beautiful projects suitable for all ages.

With The Art of Seamless Knitting, take your knowledge of top-down, bottom-up, and seamless knitting to a higher level by adapting lace, cable, and color patterns to circular knitting and shaping techniques. The book

Overview

Go beyond the basics! Learn how to convert flat patterns to circular techniques with 12 classic, beautiful projects suitable for all ages.

With The Art of Seamless Knitting, take your knowledge of top-down, bottom-up, and seamless knitting to a higher level by adapting lace, cable, and color patterns to circular knitting and shaping techniques. The book delves deep, showing different modes of construction and stitch pattern adaptations for seamless (or nearly-seamless) knits while also offering a sophisticated collection of elegant and timeless designs that knit up quickly, give a custom fit, and do not require sewing.

The Art of Seamless Knitting is the go-to hands-on reference book that will be a staple in any knitter's library.

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Rarely do knitting books contain both gorgeous patterns and authoritative information on technique; this title is a notable exception. The background information about seamless knitting is useful, and the patterns are beautiful. —Library Journal

Library Journal
Ask a group of knitters to name their least favorite part of knitting a garment, and many will say seaming. This aversion has led to an abundance of patterns—especially for sweaters—that don't involve seaming. In this guide, experienced knitwear designers Merchant-Dest and Goberstein explore the whys behind seamless knitting, describe the various shapes of seamless garments and accessories, and educate knitters on best practices for seamless knitting. For the truly seam-averse, there's even a section about adapting flat-knitting patterns for seamless knitting in the round. Eleven patterns—most for sweaters—are included. VERDICT Rarely do knitting books contain both gorgeous patterns and authoritative information on technique; this title is a notable exception. The background information about seamless knitting is useful, and the patterns are beautiful.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781596687882
Publisher:
Interweave Press
Publication date:
05/21/2013
Pages:
184
Sales rank:
1,104,425
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.50(d)

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Meet the Author

Simona Merchant-Dest has over 28 years experience with knitting and crochet. She has worked as a designer and project coordinator for Mission Falls Yarns and has contributed patterns to Vogue Knitting, Interweave Knits, Interweave Crochet, Knitter's Magazine, Knit.1, Knit Simple, and Knit 'N Style as well as numerous books.

Faina Goberstein is a full-time professor of mathematics in Chico, California. A knitwear designer for over 45 years, she has had patterns featured in Interweave Knits, Knit 'N Style, Knitscene, Interweave Crochet, and a variety of books. She also designs patterns for Bijou Basin Ranch, Cascade Yarns, Manos del Uruguay, and Claudia Handpainted Yarns. She lives in Chico, California.

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