Synopses & Reviews
"Both a pattern book and a reference guide, this is an essential tool for all."--"Vogue Knitting."
Created for knitters who want standard sweater patterns in a variety of sizes and gauges, as well as those who want a template from which to develop their own designs, this book provides easy-to-follow charted instructions for 18 sweaters, three in each of the six most popular sweaters constructions. Each style is then provided in 15 sizes ranging from toddler to large adult, then further divided into six possible gauges: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8 stitches per inch combining for 90 options for each of the six styles, or 540 patterns in all. The cardigan and neckline variations make for more than 1,000 patterns. Detailed schematics for finished dimensions are included, along with a glossary of techniques and a chapter on design considerations. This is a definitive resource for the passionate sweater knitter.
About the Author
Ann Budd is the best-selling author of The Knitters Handy Book of Patterns
and The Knitters Handy Book of Sweater Patterns
. She is also the author of Getting Started Knitting Socks
, Interweave Presents Knitted Gifts
, Knitting Green
, and Simple Style
, and 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.