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The Art of Seamless Knitting

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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 delves deep, showing different modes of construction and stitch pattern adaptations for seamless (or nearly-seamless) knits ...

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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

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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781596687882
  • Publisher: Interweave Press
  • Publication date: 5/21/2013
  • Pages: 184
  • Sales rank: 283,731
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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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Table of Contents


Introduction: All About Seamless Knitting
Construction
Stitch Placement
Converting Charts

Chapter 1: Lace
Working with Lace
Types of Lace Patterns
Shaping in Lace
Projects
Lace Coat
Lace Cardigan
Lace Pullover
Lace Socks

Chapter 2: Cables
Working with Cables
Types of Cables
Designing with Cables
Shaping with Cables
Projects
Sweater Dress Tunic
Cable Cardigan
Cabled Cowl
Cable Top

Chapter 3: Texture
Types of Textured Stitches
Knit/Purl Combinations
Brioche Stitch
Cluster Patterns
Slip Stitch Patterns
Tuck Stitch Patterns
Projects
Textured Top Vest
Textured Jacket
Textured Pullover
Brioche Hat and Gloves

Chapter 4: Color Work
Color Work Techniques
Stripes
Fair Isle
Intarsia
Duplicate Stitch
Shaping in Color
Design Your Own Fair Isle
Projects
Slouch Hat
Bag

Chapter 5: Make it Fit
Taking Measurements
Understanding Ease
Gauge Swatch
Design for Alternations
Changing Existing Patterns
Design Your Own Seamless
Pullover
Cardigan
Sleeves

Techniques
Sources for Yarns
Index

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