Twisted Sisters Knit Sweaters: A Knit-to-Fit Workshop

Twisted Sisters Knit Sweaters: A Knit-to-Fit Workshop

by Lynne Vogel
     
 

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Adapting basic sweater patterns for personal preferences and measurements is the focus of this step-by-step guidebook that helps knitters refashion knitting schematics. The designs, illustrations, and photos demonstrate how to adjust patterns to different styles so that any knitter can customize sweater patterns into unique creations. Challenging

Overview

Adapting basic sweater patterns for personal preferences and measurements is the focus of this step-by-step guidebook that helps knitters refashion knitting schematics. The designs, illustrations, and photos demonstrate how to adjust patterns to different styles so that any knitter can customize sweater patterns into unique creations. Challenging projects—ranging from sweaters and vests to pullovers and jackets—and easy-to-follow instructions illustrate the basic elements of sweater design to inspire knitters at all levels. Learning how to fit the bodice; change yarns, proportions, neckline styles, sleeve length, and color and stitch patterns; and add collars and edgings will give knitters the confidence to alter any pattern to meet their needs.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Essential for libraries with strong knitting collections." - Library Journal

"Fabulous sweaters...in the same colorful, enticing format [as Twisted Sisters Sock Workbook]." - The Oregonian

"I found this book to be extremely informative and interesting, and now feel confident to start my own sweaters." - Spindle and Wheel online magazine

"Great for knitters who need to up- or downsize patterns on a regular basis." - Yarn Market News

"If you want to feel the power and the glory of knitting, go buy and use [this] book" - Knitty.com

"Beginners and experienced knitters alike will rejoice at this approachable guide to making just about any sweater in any yarn." - Monsters and Critics.com

"This is an interesting book with lots of new, innovative ideas for sweater design." - Knitting News

Knitty.com
If you want to feel the power and the glory of knitting, go buy and use [this] book.

Monsters and Critics.com
Beginners and experienced knitters alike will rejoice at this approachable guide to making just about any sweater in any yarn.

Knitting News
This is an interesting book with lots of new, innovative ideas for sweater design.

The Oregonian
Fabulous sweaters . . . in the same colorful, enticing format [as Twisted Sisters Sock Workbook].
Library Journal

The "Twisted Sisters" who inspired this book-along with Vogel's The Twisted Sisters Sock Workbook-originated as a Portland, OR, group of handspinners that dyes and knits using its own handspun yarns. Taking the form of a self-paced workshop, this practical guide to knitwear design, like Ann Budd's The Knitter's Handy Guide to Sweater Patterns, teaches sweater-knitting techniques to be used with any yarn or body type. But it goes even further, instructing readers on doing the math and working from a list of measurements called a fitter list, which records all key sweater measurements and is the basis of the sweater map (an annotated knitting schematic). Essential for libraries with strong knitting collections.


—Jan Zlendich

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781931499699
Publisher:
Interweave Press
Publication date:
09/01/2007
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.39(d)

Meet the Author

Lynne Vogel teaches knitting workshops nationwide and is the author of The Twisted Sisters Sock Workbook. She lives in Sewanee, Tennessee.

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