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!

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.

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.

Custom Knits

Unleash Your Inner Designer with Top-Down and Improvisational Techniques

Author: Wendy Bernard

Publisher: Stewart, Tabori and Chang

ISBN: 9781584797135

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 168

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The creator of the popular blog Knit and Tonic introduces twenty-five original designs for sweaters of all kinds, along with variations of each pattern that allow the knitter to make easy alterations to suit individual body type and style preferences, and offers detailed instructions for easy-to-understand techniques for customizing patterns and improvising along the way.

Pick the Pieces

Author: Lorna Miser

Publisher: Leisure Arts

ISBN: 1609006763

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 128

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Provides instructions for twelve complete children's sweater designs, sized for 6 months to 6 years, and over forty options for customizing a sweater, including edging, fabric, sleeves, pockets, and appliquâes.

Seamless (or Nearly Seamless) Knits

Author: Andra Knight-Bowman

Publisher: Martingale

ISBN: 1604682418

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 80

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Anyone who loves to knit--but doesn't love the finishing--can now enjoy all the fun parts and escape the tedium. Discover stylish projects cleverly designed for knitting either all in one piece or in sections added on by simply picking up stitches. Enjoy 19 flattering women's garments in sizes from Small to 2XL Find everything from a sassy sleeveless dress to cardigans, pullovers, and vests Use a variety of stitches and techniques, including cables, textured knitting, colorwork, and entrelac

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.

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.

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.

Knitwear Design Workshop

A Comprehensive Guide to Handknits

Author: Shirley Paden

Publisher: Interweave

ISBN: 1596685123

Category: Clothing and dress measurements

Page: 345

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From the initial spark of inspiration to the sewing of the last seam, this advanced manual to knitwear design provides knitters with the foundation to take their projects to the next level. The five exceptional projects demonstrate the level of uniqueness and beauty that can be achieved with these expert techniques and how to achieve the elusive "perfect fit" that defines a successful end product. Knitters will gain a clearer understanding of commercial pattern instructions, improve their attention to detail with a meaningful test swatch, and acquire a stronger knowledge of proper body and garment measurements.

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.

Knitted Sweater Style

Inspirations in Color

Author: Jo Sharp

Publisher: Taunton Press

ISBN: 1561581895

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 123

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Well-known Australian knitwear designer Jo Sharp introduces her vibrant collection of 42 outstanding sweater designs in this, her first book of original patterns. Patterns for men, women, and children are inspired by examples from nature, cultures, and textiles from around the world.

Custom Knits 2

More Top-Down and Improvisational Techniques

Author: Wendy Bernard

Publisher: Stewart, Tabori and Chang

ISBN: 9781584799382

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 160

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A second volume by the popular KnitandTonic.net blogger complements fashionable projects with custom-fit techniques for ideal results, providing coverage of such topics as converting patterns for gender or size, substituting materials and creating garments using body measurements instead of patterns.

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 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.

Vogue Knitting Very Easy Sweaters

50 Simple, Stylish Designs

Author: Vogue Knitting Magazine

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781936096664

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 192

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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.

Fitted Knits

25 Projects for the Fashionable Knitter

Author: Stefanie Japel

Publisher: North Light Books

ISBN: 9781581808728

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 144

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Customize handknits to fit and flatter your figure Whether you're tall or short, curvy or slender, you deserve clothes that fit you perfectly. Fitted Knits gives you patterns that create well-fitted garments designed to accentuate your positives. You simply knit to your measurements, easily adjusting the pattern so it's tailored to your unique shape. You'll be surprised at how easy it is to add shaping details that ensure a perfect fit for your figure. There is something here to keep you knitting happily the whole year through, from lightweight summer tanks and tees to shrugs, wraps and cardigans perfect for those transitional times, and, of course, warm and cozy sweaters, vests and coats to get you through the cold months. Inside Fitted Knits you'll find: a How to Fit Your Knits guide that shows you exactly how to adjust the patterns in the book to get a perfect fit 25 wearable fashion-inspired knits for all seasons a user-friendly skill level guide so you know what to expect with each pattern an essential information section including a knitting abbreviations key, a knitting needle conversion chart, a helpful Reference Library and a list of great knitting websites No more boxy, shapeless sweaters for you! Pick up your needles today and knit to fit.

Customize Your Knitting

Adjust to Fit; Embellish to Taste

Author: Margaret Hubert

Publisher: Creative Publishing International

ISBN: 1589238869

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 112

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Personalize any knitting pattern for a perfect fit and style all your own, with expert help from Margaret Hubert! Designers have to create knitting patterns in standard sizes, but very few people actually match up to those "average" measurements. Body shapes vary, weight fluctuates, and good fit means different things to different people; so what is a knitter to do? Customize Your Knitting teaches you how to adjust standard patterns to fit your unique measurements. Through techniques that Margaret Hubert has used for years to teach classes on custom fitting, you can learn to adjust patterns for a perfect fit for yourself or someone else. Yarn shop instructors can use the book to teach classes for their customers. However, fit is just one part of customizing a garment. Maybe you'd like that neckline a little higher, or you'd like a little flare to the sleeves. How about adding subtle shaping to the waist on a boxy but otherwise perfect sweater pattern? How about adding a polo-style button placket to that plain crew-neck sweater? Or add a sporty buttoned pocket to a sleeve for carrying your iPhone. It's easy to add your personal style with Margaret's tips. Diagrams and illustrations throughout the book will help you understand body shapes and easily compare measurements. Garment construction, specific increases, decreases, and other shaping methods, as well as finishing techniques and embellishments are all explained and photographed clearly. Make every project perfectly tailored to you!

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.

Knitwear Design

Author: Carol Brown

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 9781780670584

Category: Design

Page: 208

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A practical guide to the dynamic revival of contemporary knitting, Knitwear Design is also a source of inspiration and advice on the latest techniques and practices. Packed with diagrams, knitwear samples and images from a wide range of contemporary designers, the book offers a practical approach to designing garments from initial research, finding sources of inspiration and developing the design, through an exploration of color, texture, and knitting techniques to constructing a garment and creating and writing a pattern. Knitwear Design also showcases the techniques that are transforming knitted textiles, such as heat treatments and painting and printing knit, and profiles the fusing of knitting, art, and craft. The book includes case studies from international designers, offering students a unique insight into the industry. Knitting is a tactile and versatile craft and Knitwear Design gives readers the knowledge and inspiration they need to create innovative and eyecatching fashion.