Imagine knitting a beautiful sweater without the stressful obstacles of sewing, seaming, and grafting.
Welcome to Knitwear designer Kristen TenDyke's world of Finish-Free Knits ! While exploring these 20 designs, you will discover stitch-free solutions to previously frustrating obstacles needed to finish a design.
Kristen will teach you to knit sweaters with no assembly required. Through clever planning and some simple techniques, the projects in Finish-Free Knits are shaped and joined during knittingwithout sacrificing the pockets, buttonbands, shaped collars, and more that is accomplished in most designs by sewing together separate pieces. In addition, learn how to shape armholes, join pieces as you go, use short-rows for shaping, and more.
Once these stress-free finishing techniques are learned, you will enjoy the freedom to apply variations of each method in projects beyond the book. With Finish-Free Knits you can avoid the dreaded "Some Assembly Required" phrase forever.
|Product dimensions:||8.54(w) x 8.82(h) x 0.50(d)|
About the Author
Knitwear and crochet designer and knitting technical editor Kristen TenDyke 's designs have appeared in books including Weekend Hats , Knitting Green , and The Knitter's Handy Book of Top-Down Sweater Patterns , as well as many publications including Interweave Knits , Interweave Crochet , Vogue Knitting , Knitty , and Knit Simple. She recently launched Caterpillar Knits and is a former staff member of Classic Elite. Kristen lives in Maine.
Table of Contents
Little Lace Dress
Premier Leaf Tunic
Provisional Pocket Vest
Feather and Fan Pullover
Pocket Yoke Coat
Shawl Collar Cardi
Wool Pocket Pullover
Slip-Stitch Yoke Top
Cabled Yoke Pullover
Cable Back Shrug
Cool Spring Shrug
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I have ripped apart already completed pieces because I hate seaming. I do sew but I always thought since in knitting you shape the piece in the moment seaming should be minimal. This book addresses that. This is the first knitting book I have bought that I may have to make every pattern. Should be in every knitting library.
Lovely patterns. I look forward to doing several of these garments. Purchased one for my daughter and me.
This practical book with instructions is well written, and the variety of patterns will provide choices for projects. I appreciate the sleek look of the finished product -- no seams!