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ISBN13: 9780307408723
ISBN10: 0307408728
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Knit to flatter and fit.

It sounds simple. But if every knitter knew how to do it, the unflattering sweater and the top that doesn't fit would be things of the past. Unfortunately, that's not the world we live in, and knitwear designer Sally Melville knows why: too many knitters choose the wrong pattern for their shape and size

After decades of teaching, designing, and writing about knitting, Sally Melville knows how to customize knitting patterns to fit a wide variety of body types perfectly. With a little planning and subtle alterations, you can make a garment that is just right for you In Mother-Daughter Knits, Sally shares this knowledge for the first time. Together with her daughter, fellow knitwear designer Caddy Melville Ledbetter, Sally demystifies the process of picking the right pattern and modifying it to your body's advantage. Whether you're a beginning or experienced knitter, young or mature, an hourglass or a triangle, Sally and Caddy have you covered

The authors have designed 30 customizable garments for women of all shapes, heights, and ages, including:

  • a slimming Jackie Kennedy-style Camelot coat
  • a reversible tank top with a scoop neck
  • a Jane Austen-inspired jacket with an empire waist
  • a flirty top that enhances feminine curves

With fascinating insight, practical advice, and patterns for both classic and avant-garde tastes, Mother-Daughter Knits just might be the most useful guide a knitter could have — whether she's young or just young at heart.

Review:

"Thank you, Caddy and Sally, for creating this beautiful collection of projects I can knit for my mom — and that she can knit for me! And thank you even more for your crystal-clear explanation of how to create the most flattering knitwear for any shape. It's a must-read for any knitter!" Debbie Stoller, author of the Stitch 'n Bitch series of knitting books, and editor-in-chief of BUST Magazine

Review:

"This is an extraordinary book. It combines Sally's flair for pairing wearability with meticulous design and Caddy's ability to achieve exciting creations without unnecessary complexity. The mutual respect and affection that guided this joint mother-daughter venture will no doubt make the garments feel warmer." Debbie New, author of Unexpected Knitting

Review:

"A loving and inspired creative dialogue between mother and daughter, this book pays tribute to the very multigenerational soul of our craft." Clara Parkes, author of The Knitter's Book of Yarn

Review:

"Having a new Sally Melville book to page through is like being at a pajama party with a trusted friend: fun, comforting, and energizing all at the same time. This time, Sally has brought her daughter, Caddy, to the knitting party as co-author and designer, and their resulting book is full of fresh and flattering designs from two different design perspectives, plus a lot of great information on just how and where to change a pattern to fit you properly. Mother-Daughter Knits is a delight that had me reaching for my needles and digging through my yarn stash more than once." Amy R. Singer, author of Big Girl Knits and More Big Girl Knits

Synopsis:

The guru of classic styles and form-flattering knits collaborates with her daughter to deliver a book full of fresh designs for knitters of all ages, skill levels, and body types.

About the Author

Sally Melville is a widely published and highly sought after knitwear designer who teaches a dozen different workshops at over 20 venues across North America every year. Her work has appeared in magazines from Vogue Knitting to Interweave Knits, and she is the author of several books, including the best-selling Knitting Experience series.

Caddy Melville Ledbetter is Sally Melville's only daughter. She currently designs knitwear and teaches knitting classes.

Both women reside in Ottawa, Canada.

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jco582001, March 18, 2009 (view all comments by jco582001)
Sally Melville is so helpful and approachable. She is very reposnsive to questions on Ravelry regarding patterns and instructions from all of her books. I think this will be an excellent addition because it is challenging to make sweaters that not only fit, but flatter your body type.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780307408723
Subtitle:
30 Designs to Flatter and Fit
Author:
Melville, Sally
Author:
Ledbetter, Caddy Melville
Publisher:
Potter Craft
Subject:
Needlework - Knitting
Subject:
Fashion
Subject:
Knitting
Subject:
Crafts-Needlework
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20090317
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
60-70 4-COLOR PHOTOGRAPHS 30 BandW ILLUS
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
11.26x8.62x.67 in. 1.95 lbs.

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Product details 160 pages Potter Craft - English 9780307408723 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Thank you, Caddy and Sally, for creating this beautiful collection of projects I can knit for my mom — and that she can knit for me! And thank you even more for your crystal-clear explanation of how to create the most flattering knitwear for any shape. It's a must-read for any knitter!" Debbie Stoller, author of the Stitch 'n Bitch series of knitting books, and editor-in-chief of BUST Magazine
"Review" by , "This is an extraordinary book. It combines Sally's flair for pairing wearability with meticulous design and Caddy's ability to achieve exciting creations without unnecessary complexity. The mutual respect and affection that guided this joint mother-daughter venture will no doubt make the garments feel warmer."
"Review" by , "A loving and inspired creative dialogue between mother and daughter, this book pays tribute to the very multigenerational soul of our craft."
"Review" by , "Having a new Sally Melville book to page through is like being at a pajama party with a trusted friend: fun, comforting, and energizing all at the same time. This time, Sally has brought her daughter, Caddy, to the knitting party as co-author and designer, and their resulting book is full of fresh and flattering designs from two different design perspectives, plus a lot of great information on just how and where to change a pattern to fit you properly. Mother-Daughter Knits is a delight that had me reaching for my needles and digging through my yarn stash more than once."
"Synopsis" by , The guru of classic styles and form-flattering knits collaborates with her daughter to deliver a book full of fresh designs for knitters of all ages, skill levels, and body types.
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