Personalize any knitting pattern for a perfect fit and style all your own, with expert help from Margaret Hubert!
Designers have to create knitting patterns in standard sizes, but very few people actually match up to those "average" measurements. Body shapes vary, weight fluctuates, and good fit means different things to different people; so what is a knitter to do?
Customize Your Knitting teaches you how to adjust standard patterns to fit your unique measurements. Through techniques that Margaret Hubert has used for years to teach classes on custom fitting, you can learn to adjust patterns for a perfect fit for yourself or someone else. Yarn shop instructors can use the book to teach classes for their customers.
However, fit is just one part of customizing a garment. Maybe you'd like that neckline a little higher, or you'd like a little flare to the sleeves. How about adding subtle shaping to the waist on a boxy but otherwise perfect sweater pattern? How about adding a polo-style button placket to that plain crew-neck sweater? Or add a sporty buttoned pocket to a sleeve for carrying your iPhone. It's easy to add your personal style with Margaret's tips.
Diagrams and illustrations throughout the book will help you understand body shapes and easily compare measurements. Garment construction, specific increases, decreases, and other shaping methods, as well as finishing techniques and embellishments are all explained and photographed clearly. Make every project perfectly tailored to you!
|Publisher:||Creative Publishing int'l|
|Product dimensions:||7.40(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.50(d)|
About the Author
Margaret Hubert is the author of more than 20 crochet and knitting books, including Plus Size Crochet, Knits for Men, Knit or CrochetHave It Your Way, The Complete Photo Guide to Crochet, The Complete Photo Guide to Knitting, The Granny Square Book, Lacework for Adventurous Crocheters, Runway Crochet, and Customize Your Knitting. She has enjoyed a lifelong career designing both crochet and knit patterns for yarn companies and book and magazine publishers. Hubert also teaches at yarn shops, retreats, and national gatherings, and rarely misses a national conference in the needle-arts field. She lives in Pawling, New York.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The book, Customize Your Knitting by Margaret Hubert is just perfect if you plan on making clothing that fit! I mean if you ever notice that not all bodies are shaped the same and knitting up a sweater or shirt won't really work out well if it's not perfectly suited for that body. So I am very pleased to have read this book! It's filled with such excellent ideas and ways to improve on the clothing it'self. How to make the right size knitted tops for certain body shapes like the triangles, hourglasses, and squared body shapes. Each body has a different look and this pattern book will cover some great projects and tips to make the best outfit to suit that person. I love the designs and creative projects inside. Nothing too out there, but simple and casual styles you can create with knitting and even how to customize that one style to fit a different way for another. Plus, the helpful ideas on attaching sleeves, creating collars, borders, and so many more fun creative ideas to add. In a book like this, your given every tool and step you need to make the perfect top! Also, for some fun additions, you will learn how to add some cute and decorative edges, embroidery, motifs and much more! This book is such a wonderful guide and so very useful to creating excellent designs and outfits that will fit all different body types no matter the shape!