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The Knitter's Handy Book of Top-Down Sweaters: Basic Designs in Multiple Sizes and Gaugesby Ann Budd
Synopses & Reviews
In this follow-up to Knit to Flatter, author Amy Herzog is back with more real-talk for knitters. In Knit Wear Love, she guides us through picking a base pattern that not only works for our inherent shape, but also suits our size and styleandmdash;all with the skill of a top-notch teacher and designer and the honesty and humor of a BFF.
Known for her uncanny ability to simplify what might initially seem complex, Herzog masterminded for Knit Wear Love an easy mix-and-match pattern system that allows us to choose among the eight key sweater forms (pullover, cardigan, vest, cowl, tunic, wrap, tank, and bolero/shrug); eight fashion styles (modern, classic, romantic, sporty, bohemian, avant-garde, vintage, and casual); a trove of customization details; ten sizes; and three gauges of yarn.
The result? Sweaters we can knit with confidence, wear with pride, and love for many years to come.
Fiber and yarn enthusiasts nationwide will celebrate Ann Budds latest addition to The Knitters Handy Book series. Answering to a growing interest in knitting sweaters from the top down and knitting seamless sweaters that require little finishing, this handy book offers instructions for knitting five basic sweater types: circular yoke, raglan, modified-drop shoulder, set-in sleeve, and saddle shoulder. Patterns are offered in multiple sizes and yarn gauges and for a broad age group.
Following the basics for each of the five sweater types are three diverse patterns from top designers that illustrate some of the many ways that instructions can be used as springboards for creative expression, including color, texture, and shaping variations.
Also included for intermediate to advanced knitters are personal design touches, detailed charts, clear instruction, and quick tips to expand knitting possibilities and maintain creative originality. A key reference for knitters of all skill levels, this is the new essential knitting resource on your bookshelf.
About the Author
Ann Budd is the best-selling author of Sock Knitting Master Class, The Knitters Handy Book of Patterns, The Knitters Handy Book of Sweater Patterns, Getting Started Knitting Socks, Interweave Presents Knitted Gifts, Knitting Green, and Simple Style. She is also the coauthor of Bag Style, Color Style, Lace Style, and Wrap Style. She is a book editor and the former senior editor of Interweave Knits magazine. She lives in Boulder, Colorado.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Take it from the Top
Seamless Yoke Sweaters
Osprey Pullover Pam Allen
Slip-Stitch Circular Yoke Pullover Ann Budd
Feather and Fan Pullover Ann Budd
Lace Henley Anne Hanson
Fitted Pullover with Cable Details Ann Budd
Twisted Rib Pullover Ann Budd
Modified-Drop Shoulder Sweaters
Basketweave Cardigan Kristen TenDyke
Zip-Front Pullover Ann Budd
Moss Stitch Funnel-Neck Pullover Ann Budd
Set-in Sleeve Sweaters
Fitted Colorwork Cardigan Jared Flood
Brioche Stitch Cardigan Ann Budd
Garter Rib Pullover with Collar Ann Budd
Saddle Shoulder Sweaters
Colorwork Cardigan Veronik Avery
Cabled Henley Ann Budd
Vintage-Inspired Tunic-Length Cardigan Ann Budd
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