Idiot's Guides: Knitting Sweaters

Idiot's Guides: Knitting Sweaters

by Megan Goodacre


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Idiot's Guides: Knitting Sweaters by Megan Goodacre

Stitching a sweater is a rite of passage for knitters. It means your skills are advanced enough that you can read and follow a pattern, understand the shaping and sizing involved, and have the stamina to actually finish the project. But finding sweater patterns that aren't boxy, ugly, or outdated can be a challenge, and even then, the directions are often so complicated and confusing knitters don't even want to cast on. Idiot's Guides: Knitting Sweaters is a clear and colorful guide that offers 20 chic and stylish patterns for knitting pullovers, cardigans, shrugs, and more, all featuring easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions and hundreds of inspirational color photos. In it, you get:

   • 20 stylish sweater patterns for various skill levels, from newer knitters to more experienced stitchers.
   • Tips for understanding yarn weights, choosing the best yarn for a sweater, and calculating how much is needed.
   • Easy advice on shaping and sizing for the most figure-flattering finished sweaters.
   • Pointers on casting on, binding off, assembly, and finishing techniques.
   • Lessons on stitching sleeves, necklines, collars, hoods, pockets, and more.
   • Guidance on reading charts, understanding gauge, and avoiding common pitfalls.
   • Adorable sweater patterns for babies, toddlers, and children.
   • Fun and funky, sophisticated, and cozy classic sweaters for women.
   • Masculine patterns for pullovers and jackets for men.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781615648320
Publisher: DK
Publication date: 09/01/2015
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 316,759
Product dimensions: 7.60(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Megan Goodacre is a knitting designer and the creative force behind the popular knitting website She has been knitting for more than 30 years and is inspired by color theory, modern design, and beautiful yarn. Her knitting designs have been published in Interweave's knit.wear, Twist Collective, Creative Knitting, and Knit Magazine.

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Idiot's Guides: Knitting Sweaters 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a good craft book