One-Piece Knits: Essential Designs in Multiple Sizes and Gauges for Sweaters Knit Top Down, Side Over, and Back to Front

One-Piece Knits: Essential Designs in Multiple Sizes and Gauges for Sweaters Knit Top Down, Side Over, and Back to Front

by Margaret Hubert


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Knit your sweaters in one piece—from the top down, from cuff to cuff, or from back to front—for the whole family, with minimal seaming required!

Written by renowned knitting author and expert Margaret Hubert,  One-Piece Knits offers charted patterns sized from toddler to adult and in multiple gauges for classic pullovers and cardigans in four styles: top-down (both raglan and yoke), side-over (from one sleeve edge to the other), and back-to-front (from back waist to front waist, then picking up stitches at the shoulders to knit the sleeves).

Additional patterns for each style feature alternate stitches, simple colorwork, and neckline and sleeve variations. A helpful resources section offers guidance on basic techniques.

With one-piece knits, you can knit classic sweaters for the whole family—from every direction!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781589239517
Publisher: Quarry Books
Publication date: 05/29/2018
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 518,145
Product dimensions: 8.20(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Margaret Hubert is the author of more than 20 crochet and knitting books, including The Complete Photo Guide to Crochet, The Complete Photo Guide to Knitting, and The Granny Square Book. She has enjoyed a lifelong career designing both crochet and knit patterns for yarn companies and book and magazine publishers. Margaret also teaches at yarn shops, retreats, and national gatherings, and rarely misses a national conference in the needle arts field. In 2012, in fitting tribute to Margaret's lifelong work as a needle art designer, the Crochet Guild of America inducted her into their Jean Leinhauser Crochet Hall of Fame. She lives in Pawling, New York. For more information on Margaret's work and events, visit

Table of Contents

Introduction 8

Size Guidelines 10

Yarn Weights, Gauges, and Needle Size 13

Yarn Amounts 15

Good Habits and Finishing Work 17

Abbreviations 19

Top-Down Raglan Sweaters

The Classic Top-Down Raglan Sweaters 22

Pullovers and Cardigans in Multiple Sizes and Gauges

Top-Down Raglan Sweaters: Design Variation 1 63

Top-Down Raglan Sweaters: Design Variation 2 67

Top-Down Raglan Sweaters: Design Variation 3 73

Top-Down Yoke Sweaters

The Classic Top-Down Yoke Sweater 78

Pullovers and Cardigans in Multiple Sizes and Gauges

Top-Down Yoke Sweaters: Design Variation 1 119

Top-Down Yoke Sweaters: Design Variation 2 123

Top-Down Yoke Sweaters: Design Variation 3 129

Side-Over Sweaters

The Classic Side-Over Sweater 136

Pullovers and Cardigans in Multiple Sizes and Gauges

Side-Over Sweaters: Design Variation 1 177

Side-Over Sweaters: Design Variation 2 181

Side-Over Sweaters: Design Variation 3 185

Back-to-Front Sweaters

The Classic Back-to-Front Sweater 190

Pullovers and Cardigans in Multiple Sizes and Gauges

Back-to-Front Sweaters: Design Variation 1 231

Back-to-Front Sweaters: Design Variation 2 235

Back-to-Front Sweaters: Design Variation 3 239

Essential Techniques 242

Extras 250

About the Author 255

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One-Piece Knits: Essential Designs in Multiple Sizes and Gauges for Sweaters Knit Top Down, Side Over, and Back to Front 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
rkfall More than 1 year ago
I have yet to complete a “people-wearing” size sweater, as I’ve only done doll-size, but the group of knitters that I’m part of makes sweaters and they always speak of “sewing” the pieces together as being not such a pleasant part of the process, to put it nicely. This book drew me in because it is an all in one knitted pattern book. I like that this book includes sizing for children, women, and men and it includes different designs for options. I received a digital copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.
NatoshaM More than 1 year ago
There is so much you can take from this book, with so many different patterns to practice knitting. Just knowing and learning to create the few already inside can help when it comes to applying it to my own creations. Nevertheless, just understanding how to start and do a certain detailed design is obviously already marvelous! Those are just a few reasons why I love this book. Another would have to be the format. Of course, each their own, but I don't mind about digital books. It's hard to stay on one page and follow along with the pattern or move back to the reference for a quick glance and back to the same page. So with this being a real paperback book, I don't have that struggle and it's easier for me to read or look at every image and pattern, no matter how long it takes me to complete it. The last reason this is a winner book for me is that it's so easy to understand everything being explained. I didn't once get confused and have to rely on the internet to help me. Plus, there are so many patterns to try and build my confidence up on creating such wonderful pieces. Finally, there is one thing this book will be doing for me, packing my closet and probably everyone else's with lovely knitted sweaters. Why not, there is nothing wrong with staying warm during those cold days, especially in style! So all and all, I find this book to be exactly what I needed to help me knit up my own clothing without the difficult or confusing patterns, and comes with the bonus of an excellent reference on the tools, sizes, tips, and yarn to use. "I received a free copy of the book in exchange for writing a review"
Bobbie Kirkland More than 1 year ago
One-Piece Knits by Margaret Hubert explains the principles of constructing sweaters and cardigans knit top down, side to side, and back to front. For each, the author gives instructions for child’s sizes, women’s sizes, and men’s sizes worked in dk, worsted and bulky yarns. I loved the way the manual used charts to give the knitting instructions, expected yarn usage, etc. In addition to the principles of construction, the book contains patterns illustrating how the construction works. I really like this book.
Noire More than 1 year ago
I received an ARC of this book to read from NetGalley in exchange for a fair review. The Complete Guide toOne-piece Knits by Margaret Hubert is an excellent resource book for those of us who hate sewing up their sweaters. When I am done knitting I want the sweater to be done. Margaret gives instructions for sweaters that will fit almost anyone from size 2 children’s up to 6X adult in several different yarn weights as well. Most of the sweaters are knit top down on circular needles therefore eliminating my dreaded seams. She also does several sweaters knit from the bottom back up over the shoulders and down the front, you will have side seams in these sweaters but it’s an interesting technique I look forward to trying. I think this book would be a wonderful addition to any knitters reference library. Publishing Date April 3, 2018 #TheCompleteGuidetoOne-pieceKnits #NetGalley