6000+ Pullover Possibilities

Interchangeable Options for Custom Knitted Sweaters

Author: Melissa Leapman

Publisher: Sixth & Spring Books

ISBN: 9781640210301

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 264

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How often have you seen a sweater that was almost perfect--if only it had a slightly different silhouette, collar, or trim? Renowned designer Melissa Leapman shows how to make it so, by modifying a basic pullover sweater pattern to create every possible neckline, sleeve, and body option. The result: more than 6000 interchangeable combinations to fit every preference and size--the most ever in one book!

6000+ Pullover Possibilities

Interchangeable Options for Custom Knitted Sweaters

Author: Melissa Leapman

Publisher: Sixth & Spring Books

ISBN: 9781936096947

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 224

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Knitters will be spoiled for choice with Melissa Leapman's 6000+ Pullover Possibilities. Inside, the prolific author and knitwear designer takes the most basic pullover sweater pattern and shows knitters how to customize it using every possible sleeve, neckline, or body shape in yarn weights from Super Fine to Bulky and from sizes XS to 4XL. The result is more than 6,000 interchangeable sweater combinations to fit every need and personal preference! From saddle shoulder long sleeves to raglan bell sleeves, scoop necks to Henley plackets, or straight silhouettes to empire waistlines, knitters will be delighted to have so many design possibilities available in one book. Edge treatments, pocket options, and finishing instructions are also included for the most personalizable approach to sweater making ever published. Never before has there been such a comprehensive sweater pattern book on the market. Step-by-step instructions, easy-to-read charts, and brightly-colored individual sample pieces are all efficiently combined for an easy-to-follow guide to giving any knitted pullover pattern a personal touch.

Knitting Sweaters from Around the World

18 Heirloom Patterns in a Variety of Styles and Techniques

Author: Kari Cornell

Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)

ISBN: 0760342652

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 144

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"Knitting Sweaters from Around the World brings together a sampling of patterns from Scandinavia, Europe, the United Kingdom, Ireland, the East, and the West, featuring creative works from well-known designers"--Provided by publisher.

Knitting the Perfect Fit

Essential Fully Fashioned Shaping Techniques for Designer Results

Author: Melissa Leapman

Publisher: Potter Craft

ISBN: 0307965724

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 160

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This is the first book that delves deeply into easily mastered techniques that can be used to adapt and customise any project. Knitting the Perfect Fit is an invaluable guide for anyone interested in learning and perfecting shaping details in their knitting. Acclaimed designer and teacher Melissa Leapman distills one of her most in-demand workshops into an authoritative guide that will help knitters understand how designer details and shaping actually work. From a variety of necklines and arm details to different trompe l'oeil shaping techniques that offer a more slimming and flattering look to any garment no matter your body type. Each technique is thoroughly explained with tips and exercised and then showcased in 21 appealing projects that allow knitters to practise their new skills.

The Knitter's Handy Book of Sweater Patterns

Author: Ann Budd

Publisher: Interweave

ISBN: 9781931499439

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 224

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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.

New Directions in Knitting

Author: Jeanne Stauffer

Publisher: DRG Wholesale

ISBN: 9781882138968

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 176

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Get ready for some fun! Try these unusual knitting techniques for stitching sweaters. Start at one cuff and knit to the other cuff. Or start at the shoulders and knit down to the waist. Or knit diagonally from corner to corner. Or knit a cable that goes from cuff to cuff and pick up stitches to knit up and down along the cable.

Knitter's Handy Book of Top-Down Sweaters

Basic Designs in Multiple Sizes and Gauges

Author: Ann Budd

Publisher: Interweave

ISBN: 1596684836

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 264

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Fiber and yarn enthusiasts nationwide will celebrate Ann Budd's latest addition to The Knitter's 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.

Designer Knitting with Kitty Bartholomew

Author: Kitty Bartholomew,Kathy Price-Robinson

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 1402726112

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 144

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The first volume in a new series of knitting handbooks introduces a series of creative designs for all kinds of sweaters, featuring detailed, step-by-step instructions, along with tips on altering a standard pattern, sizing a sweater properly, and selecting the right colors, textures, and qualities of yarn to suit individual taste.

Knit It!

Learn the Basics and Knit 22 Beautiful Projects

Author: Melissa Leapman

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452130493

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 192

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This inviting craft book lays the groundwork for a lifetime of knitting—no prior skills necessary! Expert knitting author Melissa Leapman presents step-by-step instructions for all the essential skills, techniques, and abbreviations needed to get started knitting, plus clear how-to illustrations for visual learners. After mastering the basics, knitters are ready to knit up the included 22 projects, from cozy scarves and chunky sweaters to classic décor items like an ottoman pouf and irresistible hearts. With an inviting design, vibrant photographs, and bonus ideas for customizing each project, Knit It! will have crafters going from beginner to knitter in no time.

Top Down

Reimagining Set-in Sleeve Design

Author: Elizabeth Doherty,Quince & Co.

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780985299088

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 116

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This collection takes classic set-in sleeve sweater construction and turns it on its head, with designs that are worked seamlessly from the top down. By beginning at the shoulders—the part of the garment where fit matters most—knitters can try on sweaters as they go, and make adjustments, if needed, in response to the actual fit. In addition, the author has developed a unique construction method for working perfect, seamless, top-down sleeves with a fit that equals conventionally set-in sleeves. The book contains patterns for six sweaters, plus a wealth of information on customizing them to suit one's own shape.

Knit to Flatter

The only instructions you'll ever need to knit sweaters that make you look good and feel great!

Author: Amy Herzog

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1613127022

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 160

View: 5838

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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! 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 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 “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, it’s easy to rush into knitting everything that is popular. I know I’ve 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 sweater’s 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 who’s not afraid to say, ‘Hmmm maybe not those jeans, try these instead.’ We’ve got Amy. She’s 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 wouldn’t think we needed a book like this, but we do. We’re lucky it’s here.” —Knitter’s Review “I’m a little obsessed with knitters making sweaters that fit and look good on them. I was so excited when I got Amy Herzog’s 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 & 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 women’s 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 “Amy’s collection is as beautiful as expected from such a talente

Sensual Knits

Luxurious Yarns, Alluring Designs

Author: Yahaira Ferreira

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781402749209

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 144

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Offers modern knitters a variety of stylish knitting projects made from luxury yarns, with step-by-step illustrations and instructions for a bishop-sleeved sweater, textured jacket, camisole, and evening dress, all made from silk, cashmere, angora, merino, alpaca, and other seductive materials. Original.

My Favorite Cardigans to Knit

24 Timeless Takes on the World's Most Popular Sweater

Author: Birgitta Forslund

Publisher: Trafalgar Square Books

ISBN: 1570766622

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 142

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Provides step-by-step instructions for knitting twenty-four cardigans, including garments for both men and women, and suggests finishing touches and crochet additions.

Knitting Short Rows

Techniques for Great Shapes & Angles

Author: Jennifer Dassau

Publisher: Interweave Press

ISBN: 9781632502582

Category: Knitting

Page: 144

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Shape your knitwear seamlessly using short-rows. Learn to create short-rows through five methods with illustrated step-by-step guides: wrap and turn, yarnover, German, Japanese, and twin stitch shadow wraps. Includes 17 knitting patterns for hats, cowls, mitts, shawls, and garments.

You Can Knit That

Foolproof Instructions for Fabulous Sweaters

Author: Amy Herzog

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1613122934

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 176

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When knitting superstar Amy Herzog gets complimented on her hand-knit sweaters, the compliments are often followed by “but I could never knit that.” Now, you can! You Can Knit That is a clear, simple reference book and pattern collection that gives knitters the sweater-making confidence they need. Whether you’re knitting a sweater for the first time or seeking to expand your skills to knit sweaters in styles you’ve never tried before, this essential guide starts with basic sweater know-how and moves into instructions for knitting six must-have sweater styles—vests, all-in-one construction, drop shoulders, raglans, yokes, and set-in sleeves. Each chapter offers a less-intimidating “mini” sweater sized for a child and a selection of adult women’s patterns in 12 sizes—24 sweater patterns in all, each building on the next, to ensure success with even the most complicated sweaters.

Knitwear Design Workshop

A Comprehensive Guide to Handknits

Author: Shirley Paden

Publisher: Interweave

ISBN: 9781596687967

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 344

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Now in paperback, Shirley Paden's bestselling book Knitwear Design Workshop is the perfect knitting resource. This book explores the various techniques involved in designing handknitted garments with a perfect individual fit. Knitters at all levels who want to go beyond blindly following commercial pattern instructions will fall in love (all over again) with Knitwear Design Workshop, which pays special attention to knitters who would want to design their own traditional garments, stunning works of wearable art, experiment with garment shaping, write commercial patterns, or simply want to understand how to make minor modifications to commercial patterns. Conveniently, there are no prerequisites for using this book; instead, beginning with the first chapter, readers are guided through the different phases of the design process starting with the initial inspiration followed by a summary of the key design elements. Every step of the design process is detailed and illustrated for clarity and readers will enjoy instructions for four garments, used to illustrate the steps for designing and knitting garments that fit. With open arms and creative minds, welcome back--again--this gorgeous paperback edition of Knitwear Design Workshop.

Vogue Knitting Very Easy Sweaters

50 Simple, Stylish Designs

Author: Vogue Knitting Magazine

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781936096664

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 192

View: 618

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Provides crafters of all skill levels with fifty sweater patterns from some of the knitting industry's most popular designers, including Cathy Carron, Louisa Harding, and Tom Scott.

The Art of Seamless Knitting

Author: Simona Merchant-Dest,Faina Goberstein

Publisher: Interweave

ISBN: 1596687886

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 184

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"Take your knowledge of top-down and seamless knitting to a higher level by learning how to convert and adapt lace, cable, and color patterns to circular knitting and shaping techniques"--

Knitting Pattern Essentials

Adapting and Drafting Knitting Patterns for Great Knitwear

Author: Sally Melville

Publisher: Clarkson Potter

ISBN: 0307965570

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 224

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Guides knitters on how to properly modify or create a pattern, including calculating personal measurements; creating a pattern from an existing garment; and shaping a variety of necklines, sides, sleeves, and hemlines.

Fishermen's Sweaters

Author: Alice Starmore

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781843405979

Category: Knitting

Page: 128

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Reissue of an all-time classic knitting title Designs from Scotland, England, and Ireland as well as mainland Europe and North America Knitting Technique section provides handy tips for making every creation perfect Born into a fishing community, the popular handknit designer Alice Starmore is uniquely qualified to present this knitwear collection.Inspired by seafaring themes from around the world. The 20 versatile sweaters featured in this book are all within the range of the average knitter and come with full instructions and charts. All the designs are beautifully photographed against a backdrop of romantic coastal locations and are sure to inspire in the reissue of this classic collection.