Paying attention to shapes, details, pattern stitches and fibers that work especially well for summer, Deborah Newton presents more than 20 sweaters and accessories to knit. The designs use a variety of cool fibers and blends, from classic cottons/linens/blends and lightweight "cool-wool" to new "green" organic and recycled yarns, as well as specialty yarns/blends such as bamboo and soy. Known for her finesse with textured knit stitch patterns and finishing details, Deborah has geared the designs toward a stylish audience, young as well as older, with sporty designs as well as dressy. There are summer cardigans and pullovers; two twin sets (one whisper-weight for hottest days); coordinated family sweaters for man, woman, and child; variations on the indispensable tank top; a tunic worked two ways; a dress; two shawls, and a market bag.
|Publisher:||Leisure Arts, Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||8.40(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.40(d)|
About the Author
Deborah Newton is one of the top knitwear designers in the United States. She sold her first sweater to McCall's magazine in 1982 and has since designed and produced hundreds of knitted garments for magazines and books. She also designs knitted fabrics for the Seventh Avenue garment trade.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I'm so glad to find books with patterns that I can wear all year around in Florida. I'd given up knitting for 20 years, as all I was finding was bulky knits or a basic t-shirt pattern as a token for warm weather. Deborah, as with all her books, exceeds expectations. And, as always, she gives you the background information and encouragement to really make her patterns a starting point for your own. She's got a great variety of projects, and I can't wait to get more time so I can get started on my next one.