The Knitter's Handy Book of Top-down Sweaters

The Knitter's Handy Book of Top-down Sweaters

Basic Designs in Multiple Sizes and Gauges

Book - 2012
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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"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Loveland, CO : Interweave, c2012
ISBN: 9781596684836
1596684836
Branch Call Number: 746.43 BUD 2012
Characteristics: 263 p. : col. ill. ; 25 cm
Alternative Title: Top-down sweaters

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drlnielsen
Apr 24, 2018

This guide gives readers the tools to design and knit own top-down sweaters. Clearly presented, informative, well illustrated. A good start to top-down sweaters.

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SilverIlix
Jan 29, 2017

As with many of Ann Budds books, this one is comprehensive and filled with charts that make the calculations for a new sweater project easy for anyone to calculate. Patterns are varied and interesting, but the core of this book is the empowerment that it gives to allow the creation of a personal project. Another great tool for the bookshelf.

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