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Knit to Flatter: The Only Instructions You'll Ever Need to Knit Sweaters That Make You Look Good and Feel Great!

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ISBN13: 9781617690174
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Knit to Flatter is about celebrating the body you have been given and creating sweaters that make you look and feel great. Part instruction manual and part pattern collection, Knit to Flatter teaches you how to assess your shape — top-heavy, bottom-heavy, or proportional — and then knit accordingly. With a great sense of fun and acceptance, Amy Herzog presents silhouettes and styles that work with each body shape, along with four ideal sweater patterns per category. She then provides patterns for 10 more sweaters with guidelines for customizing, so they can be tailored to flatter. Each pattern is written in up to 10 sizes, and the garments are photographed on models with genuine curves. No smoke and mirrors here. Just real beauty!

Review:

Knit to Flatter is $24.95 in the US, which works out to a little more than $1 per style, but you shouldn't expect to make all the styles in this book. What you will get is great lessons on what looks best on you and why — terrific information you can use to your own best advantage. Some people might say that sort of information is priceless.” My Central Jersey's In Stitches blog

Review:

“A knitter's manifesto!” Stash and Burn podcast

Review:

“Every knitter that knits sweaters should own this book. The feeling of this book is 100% body positive. Go buy it already!” Knitty.com

Synopsis:

Cirilia Rose is the epitome of the new knitwear designerandmdash;young, educated, curious, and excited to share her passion for all ideas knit and purl. Her attitude toward curating her own collection of designs is informed as much by travel, cultural history, and tried-and-true sourcebooks as it is by modern media and technology. In Magpies, Homebodies, and Nomads, Rose takes readers behind the scenes of her design process, showing them how she curates and organizes ideas and translates them into knitwear designs. Through 25 projects that fall into three categoriesandmdash;Magpies (accessories for the small amounts of precious yarns that knitters inevitably collect), Homebodies (garments for time spent close to home), and Nomads (garments to wear when venturing out into the world)andmdash;Rose shares her modern aesthetic and invites readers to develop their own.

Synopsis:

Knit to Flatter is about celebrating the body you have been given and creating sweaters that make you look and feel great. Part instruction manual and part pattern collection, Knit to Flatter teaches you how to assess your shape—top-heavy, bottom-heavy, or proportional— and then knit accordingly. With a great sense of fun and acceptance, Amy Herzog presents silhouettes and styles that work with each body shape, along with four ideal sweater patterns per category. She then provides patterns for 10 more sweaters with guidelines for customizing, so they can be tailored to flatter. Each pattern is written in up to 10 sizes, and the garments are photographed on models with genuine curves. No smoke and mirrors here. Just real beauty!

Praise for Knit to Flatter:

Knit to Flatter is $24.95 in the US, which works out to a little more than $1 per style, but you shouldnt expect to make all the styles in this book. What you will get is great lessons on what looks best on you and why—terrific information you can use to your own best advantage. Some people might say that sort of information is priceless.” —My Central Jerseys In Stitches blog

“Garment knitters rejoice! Knit to Flatter is the latest book by Amy Herzog, and its a mine of resources . . .” —Knit Edge magazine

“A knitter's manifesto!” — “Stash and Burn” podcast

 

“Every knitter that knits sweaters should own this book. The feeling of this book is 100% body positive. Go buy it already!” —Knitty.com

“I feel like this book is one that is so needed right now. There are so many luscious knitwear patterns being designed and released these days, its easy to rush into knitting everything that is popular. I know Ive been guilty of that, and then disappointed in the end when the finished garment made me embarrassed to wear it in public. Getting more guidance on what styles would be more suitable seems like the smartest thing to do before investing a good chunk of change in a sweaters worth of yarn.” —Sweet Georgia Yarns

 

“There is no doubt in mind that you are bound to fall in love with more than a few of these sweaters and the techniques that bring them into being.” —The A.D.D Knitter

 

“If you have not rushed out to buy this book you should.” —Blue Moon Fiber Arts

 

“What this book really is, is the girlfriend you take when you go shopping. The one whos not afraid to say, ‘Hmmm maybe not those jeans, try these instead. Weve got Amy. Shes going to help us all get over those numbers on the tape measure, on the scale, on the tag in our clothes and focus on what works.” —Savory Knitting

 

“Such self-assuredness is a gift we all were born with and deserve to feel on a daily basis. You wouldnt think we needed a book like this, but we do. Were lucky its here.” —Knitters Review

 

“Im a little obsessed with knitters making sweaters that fit and look good on them. I was so excited when I got Amy Herzogs new book.” —Knitty.com

“Gosh darn cute. the pink polka dot binding, the layout and graphic design of the book, the models . . . (i could go on and on), the book is just gosh darn welcoming, friendly, and like a great friend who always tells you the truth. it makes you feel awesome to see REAL womens bodies in here.” —Luvinthemommyhood

“You pick a pattern and buy some yarn. One hundred and fifty dollars and forty hours later, you try on your freshly knitted sweater and . . . oh no. You vow to take up scrapbooking. Which is why we need Knit to Flatter. Kudos to the author and the production team for including models of diverse colors, shapes and sizes, creating a look book to which we can all relate.” —Vogue Knitting

“Amys collection is as beautiful as expected from such a talente

About the Author

Amy Herzog is the creator of the Fit to Flatter online series (amyherzogdesigns.com), and teaches courses in yarn shops across the country. Her pattern designs have been published online at Twist Collective, in Knitscene magazine, and in the book Knitting It Old School. She lives in Somerville, Massachusetts.

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Lani Lee, April 7, 2013 (view all comments by Lani Lee)
How many times have you finished spending hours on a sweater only to relegate it to the back of the closet because it doesn't look right on you? Never waste valuable knitting hours again with Fit to Flatter! This book gives you all the tips you need to choose and modify patterns just for you, from determining your body shape to which design elements most flatter your unique figure. The patterns are broken into chapters for the three body types covered in the book, but if you fall in love with a sweater not in "your" section there are modification instructions for each one. Most also include instruction for adding bust darts, a feature sorely lacking in most knitting patterns. The sweaters themselves are fashionable, with a wide array of styles. There is truly something for everyone. I read this book cover to cover in one sitting and can't recommend it highly enough!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781617690174
Subtitle:
The Only Instructions You'll Ever Need to Knit Sweaters that make You Look Good and Feel Great!
Author:
Herzog, Amy
Author:
Pearson, Karen
Author:
Rose, Cirilia
Publisher:
Stewart, Tabori and Chang
Subject:
Knitting
Subject:
Crafts-Needlework
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20130402
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
75 photographs
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
9.88 x 8.5 in

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"Review" by , Knit to Flatter is $24.95 in the US, which works out to a little more than $1 per style, but you shouldn't expect to make all the styles in this book. What you will get is great lessons on what looks best on you and why — terrific information you can use to your own best advantage. Some people might say that sort of information is priceless.”
"Review" by , “A knitter's manifesto!”
"Review" by , “Every knitter that knits sweaters should own this book. The feeling of this book is 100% body positive. Go buy it already!”
"Synopsis" by ,
Cirilia Rose is the epitome of the new knitwear designerandmdash;young, educated, curious, and excited to share her passion for all ideas knit and purl. Her attitude toward curating her own collection of designs is informed as much by travel, cultural history, and tried-and-true sourcebooks as it is by modern media and technology. In Magpies, Homebodies, and Nomads, Rose takes readers behind the scenes of her design process, showing them how she curates and organizes ideas and translates them into knitwear designs. Through 25 projects that fall into three categoriesandmdash;Magpies (accessories for the small amounts of precious yarns that knitters inevitably collect), Homebodies (garments for time spent close to home), and Nomads (garments to wear when venturing out into the world)andmdash;Rose shares her modern aesthetic and invites readers to develop their own.
"Synopsis" by ,
Knit to Flatter is about celebrating the body you have been given and creating sweaters that make you look and feel great. Part instruction manual and part pattern collection, Knit to Flatter teaches you how to assess your shape—top-heavy, bottom-heavy, or proportional— and then knit accordingly. With a great sense of fun and acceptance, Amy Herzog presents silhouettes and styles that work with each body shape, along with four ideal sweater patterns per category. She then provides patterns for 10 more sweaters with guidelines for customizing, so they can be tailored to flatter. Each pattern is written in up to 10 sizes, and the garments are photographed on models with genuine curves. No smoke and mirrors here. Just real beauty!

Praise for Knit to Flatter:

Knit to Flatter is $24.95 in the US, which works out to a little more than $1 per style, but you shouldnt expect to make all the styles in this book. What you will get is great lessons on what looks best on you and why—terrific information you can use to your own best advantage. Some people might say that sort of information is priceless.” —My Central Jerseys In Stitches blog

“Garment knitters rejoice! Knit to Flatter is the latest book by Amy Herzog, and its a mine of resources . . .” —Knit Edge magazine

“A knitter's manifesto!” — “Stash and Burn” podcast

 

“Every knitter that knits sweaters should own this book. The feeling of this book is 100% body positive. Go buy it already!” —Knitty.com

“I feel like this book is one that is so needed right now. There are so many luscious knitwear patterns being designed and released these days, its easy to rush into knitting everything that is popular. I know Ive been guilty of that, and then disappointed in the end when the finished garment made me embarrassed to wear it in public. Getting more guidance on what styles would be more suitable seems like the smartest thing to do before investing a good chunk of change in a sweaters worth of yarn.” —Sweet Georgia Yarns

 

“There is no doubt in mind that you are bound to fall in love with more than a few of these sweaters and the techniques that bring them into being.” —The A.D.D Knitter

 

“If you have not rushed out to buy this book you should.” —Blue Moon Fiber Arts

 

“What this book really is, is the girlfriend you take when you go shopping. The one whos not afraid to say, ‘Hmmm maybe not those jeans, try these instead. Weve got Amy. Shes going to help us all get over those numbers on the tape measure, on the scale, on the tag in our clothes and focus on what works.” —Savory Knitting

 

“Such self-assuredness is a gift we all were born with and deserve to feel on a daily basis. You wouldnt think we needed a book like this, but we do. Were lucky its here.” —Knitters Review

 

“Im a little obsessed with knitters making sweaters that fit and look good on them. I was so excited when I got Amy Herzogs new book.” —Knitty.com

“Gosh darn cute. the pink polka dot binding, the layout and graphic design of the book, the models . . . (i could go on and on), the book is just gosh darn welcoming, friendly, and like a great friend who always tells you the truth. it makes you feel awesome to see REAL womens bodies in here.” —Luvinthemommyhood

“You pick a pattern and buy some yarn. One hundred and fifty dollars and forty hours later, you try on your freshly knitted sweater and . . . oh no. You vow to take up scrapbooking. Which is why we need Knit to Flatter. Kudos to the author and the production team for including models of diverse colors, shapes and sizes, creating a look book to which we can all relate.” —Vogue Knitting

“Amys collection is as beautiful as expected from such a talente

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