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Teach Yourself Visually #8: Teach Yourself Visually Knitting Design: Working from a Master Pattern to Fashion Your Own Knits

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ISBN13: 9780470068175
ISBN10: 0470068175
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There are lots of stylish knitting patterns out there, but sometimes you want to do your own thing. Maybe you've found a yarn that would make a beautiful hat, and all you need are basic directions for shaping. Or maybe you've had your eye on a cute sweater in a store window and know that you can make a better version yourself—if you could only figure out the measurements. This handy guide demystifies all that knitting math and shows you how to knit custom-fitted, one-of-a-kind fashions that express your style. Master patterns for hats, sweaters, scarves, shawls, bags, mittens, vests, and socks lay out the basic construction for each item in a range of sizes; you choose the yarn and decide which modifications and customizations you want to make.

Precise master patterns show you all the steps involved in constructing handknits

  • Master patterns give instructions for multiple sizes and gauges
  • A number of shaping, edgings, and stitch patterns accompany each master pattern
  • Helpful tips provide additional guidance
  • Tables take the work out of knitting math
  • Step-by-step instructions accompany each photo
  • Color photos, illustrations, and diagrams demonstrate important concepts

Synopsis:

A book that takes knitters step by step to the next level According to the Craft Yarn Council of America, more than one-third of American women know how to knit or crochet. This book shows knitters how to create custom-fitted, one-of-a-kind items that express their personal style. It starts with basic designs and patterns for hats, sweaters, mittens, and other popular items and walks readers through making modifications. Topics include working with gauge, modifying sleeves and necklines, changing yarns or stitch patterns, and adding cables, stripes, beads, or other embellishments to jazz up the design. Sharon Turner (Brooklyn, NY), author of Teach Yourself VISUALLY Knitting (0-7645-9640-3) and Monkeysuits (1-56158-493-2), designs some of the most vibrant and brilliantly colored children’ s knitwear available today. She sells her patterns and kits through yarn stores and online at Monkeysuits.com.

About the Author

SHARON TURNER, author of Teach Yourself VISUALLY Knitting and Monkeysuits, designs some of the most vibrant and imaginative knitwear available today. She sells her patterns and kits through yarn stores and online at Monkeysuits.com.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Getting Started Designing Knits.

Using the Master Patterns.

Choosing the Right Yarn.

Check Your Gauge.

Chapter 2. Scarves and Shawls.

Scarf Styles.

Scarf: Master Pattern.

Shawl Shapes.

Rectangular Shawl: Master Pattern.

Triangular Shawl: Master Patterns.

Make a Shawl into a Poncho.

Chapter 3. Hats.

Hat Styles.

Hat: Master Pattern.

Finishes for the Top.

Tutorial: Knitting in the Round on Double-Pointed Needles.

Chapter 4. Bags.

Bag Designs.

Rectangular Bag: Master Pattern.

Round Bag: Master Pattern.

Create Handles.

Line a Knitted Bag.

Felting.

Tutorial: Felted Bag.

Chapter 5. Socks.

Things to Consider Before Knitting Socks.

Socks: Master Pattern.

Tutorial: Toe-Up Sock Pattern.

Chapter 6. Mittens, Gloves, and Hand Warmers.

Mitten and Glove Styles.

Mittens and Gloves: Master Pattern.

Hand Warmers: Master Pattern.

Chapter 7. Vests.

Vest Styles.

Vest: Master Pattern.

More Vest Ideas.

Tutorial: Vest Variation.

Chapter 8. Sweaters.

Sweater Styles.

Assembling a Sweater.

Sweater: Master Pattern.

Tutorial: Sweater Variation.

Chapter 9. Altering the Master Patterns.

Adjusting a Design to Suit Your Taste.

Working with Stitch Patterns.

Adding Color.

Changing the Body Shape.

Altering Sleeves.

Chapter 10. Designing Your Own Knits.

Looking for Inspiration.

Choosing the Right Style.

Designing in Color.

Perfecting the Fit.

Doing the Math.

Determining Yarn Yardage.

Appendix A: Techniques and Embellishments.

Appendix B: Reference Materials.

Index.

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kgrhoades, November 30, 2006 (view all comments by kgrhoades)

I'm asking My Wonderful Husband to get this for me for Christmas!

Got it from our Library, and it has very clear and helpful photos, tips, patterns and much more.....

Wasn't able to learn to knit from books or videos, so don't know whether this book would have actually been helpful in terms of just starting to knit. After learning at a nearby church, though, I can definitely make progress on my own now using this guide.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780470068175
Subtitle:
Working from a Master Pattern to Fashion Your Own Knits
Author:
Turner, Sharon
Author:
Sharon
Author:
Turner
Publisher:
Visual
Subject:
Design
Subject:
Knitting
Subject:
Needlework - Knitting
Subject:
knitting design
Subject:
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Subject:
knit patterns
Subject:
Knitting -- Patterns.
Subject:
master patterns
Subject:
knitting math
Subject:
how to design patterns
Subject:
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Subject:
teach yourself visually knitting design
Subject:
Knit goods - Design
Subject:
Crafts-Needlework
Subject:
Hobbies & Crafts
Subject:
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Subject:
knit design, knitting desig
Subject:
n, design knit patterns, knit patterns, knitting patterns, master patterns, knitting math, how to design patterns, teach yourself knitting design, teach yourself visually knitting design
Subject:
Hobbie
Subject:
s & Crafts
Copyright:
Series:
Teach Yourself Visually Consumer
Series Volume:
8
Publication Date:
20070423
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.98x8.02x.73 in. 2.00 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , A book that takes knitters step by step to the next level According to the Craft Yarn Council of America, more than one-third of American women know how to knit or crochet. This book shows knitters how to create custom-fitted, one-of-a-kind items that express their personal style. It starts with basic designs and patterns for hats, sweaters, mittens, and other popular items and walks readers through making modifications. Topics include working with gauge, modifying sleeves and necklines, changing yarns or stitch patterns, and adding cables, stripes, beads, or other embellishments to jazz up the design. Sharon Turner (Brooklyn, NY), author of Teach Yourself VISUALLY Knitting (0-7645-9640-3) and Monkeysuits (1-56158-493-2), designs some of the most vibrant and brilliantly colored children’ s knitwear available today. She sells her patterns and kits through yarn stores and online at Monkeysuits.com.
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