Custom Knits: Unleash Your Inner Designer with Top-Down and Improvisational Techniques

Custom Knits: Unleash Your Inner Designer with Top-Down and Improvisational Techniques

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ISBN-13: 9781584797135
Publisher: ABRAMS
Publication date: 09/01/2008
Pages: 168
Sales rank: 1,092,781
Product dimensions: 8.80(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 13 - 18 Years

About the Author




Wendy Bernard’s work has been featured in the online pages of Knitty and Stitch Diva Studios, in the book No Sheep for You, and in Interweave Knits and Knitscene magazines. She lives in Thousand Oaks, California.

Kimball Hall is a Los Angeles–based photographer with 25 years of editorial and advertising experience. Among his clients are Four Seasons Hotel, American Express, and Bank of America.

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Custom Knits: Unleash Your Inner Designer with Top-Down and Improvisational Techniques 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
scovel More than 1 year ago
Wendy has always been one of my favorite knitting designers. Her patterns are easy to read and always amazing. This book is a compilation of some of the best patterns I seen out of her. There are at least 10 sweaters or tops and a few hats that I need to make (which will always be in fashion). And in the intro is one of the coolest things I've ever seen in a knitting book - how to make your very own duct tape double (to test out your knit wears). She gives you lots of ideas on how to get your knitted items to fit correctly and the patterns are easy to read. A must buy for any knitter!
Amy-WI More than 1 year ago
As a pretty new knitter, wanting to take it to the next level this book has great advise on how to do that. I find the patterns to be fresh and fun, I can't wait to shop for, prepare for and make each project!
Solonge More than 1 year ago
I love this book. Most of the styles are fine for the older, 50+ woman. The best part about the book is the chapter on making your own dress form out of duct tape. The basic knowledge needed to knit a sweater from the top down is easy to understand and concise. I highly recommend this book.
wyvernfriend on LibraryThing 10 months ago
An interesting book. It starts with the authors philosophy and a "how to make your own custom dress form" guide, then takes you on a journey through some patterns and then to how to adapt said patterns to suit yourself. This is all top-down construction, which suits some people and doesn't suit some others, but it does talk about adjusting designs and working them for yourself. This is a book for someone who knows something about what they're letting themselves in for. Definitely not a beginners book, though many of the patterns are mostly stocking (or stockingette) stitch or with a little bit of fairly simple design involved. It's a book to stretch you, to make you think about your relationship with your favourite jumpers and see how you can make them yourself, in your own favourite colours and with your own detail.Overall, I'm torn, it's a good book with interesting ideas but nothing really sings to me in it, except of course the guidelines.
laurazlsk on LibraryThing 10 months ago
This book is great. It's one of few books I love most of the patterns and if I don't absolutely love it, there are instructions on modifying them (or any other pattern for that matter) so that I do love it. There also plenty of other tips and ideas included that are fabulous. On a lesser note I also love the design of the book. I highly recommend it.
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antmeg More than 1 year ago
This is one of the few knitting books that I have used and am certain will revisit on more than one occasion!
fudgie More than 1 year ago
This book was recommended by a knitting friend. It really helps to understand how to custom fit a knitted garment. It's a book every knitter should have.
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