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The Knitter's Handy Book of Sweater Pattern: Basic Designs in Multiple Sizes and Gauges

The Knitter's Handy Book of Sweater Pattern: Basic Designs in Multiple Sizes and Gauges (Spiral spine)

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Both a pattern book and a reference book, The Knitter's Handy Book Of Sweater Patterns has been 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 design ideas. This sequel to the phenomenal bestseller The Knitter's Handy Book of Patterns, presents easy-to-follow charted instructions for eighteen sweaters, three in each of the six most popular sweater constructions: drop shoulder, modified drop shoulder, set-in sleeve, saddle shoulder, raglan, and seamless yoke. Each style is provided in fifteen sizes (in two-inch graduations) from a 26-inch chest circumference for a two-year-old child to a 54-inch chest circumference for a large adult. Each size is further divided into six possible gauges: 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 stitches per inch. If you're counting, that's 75 options for each of the six styles, or 450 patterns in all (all with yarn yardage estimates). Add the cardigan and neckline variations, and you've got more than 1,000 patterns! Even more variations are possible by adding different neck finishes, edgings, waist shapings, and color or stitch patterns.

Detailed diagrams for finished dimensions are included, along with a glossary of techniques and a chapter on design considerations. If knitting sweaters is your passion, look no further-this book is your definitive resource.

Art, Fashion & PhotographyFashionFashion & style guidesSport & HobbiesHandicrafts, decorative arts & craftsNeedlework, sewing & fabric craftsSport & HobbiesHandicrafts, decorative arts & craftsRopework, knots & macrameKnitting & crochet Publisher: Interweave Press Inc Publication Date: 19/07/2004 ISBN-13: 9781931499439  Details: Type: Spiral spine Format: Books
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Ann Budd, managing editor of Interweave Knits, learned to knit in 1968 in Switzerland, when all girls in the public school system were taught needle arts. After returning to the States, she continued to knit as a hobby while working towards a Master's Degree in Geology. In 1989, Ann left geology to pursue her love of fibers and began working for Interweave Press, first for Handwoven magazine, then in the book department, and finally for Interweave Knits magazine, which has featured many of her projects and articles. In 2000, Ann was awarded the Master Knitter certificate from The Knitting Guild of America. Ann lives in Boulder, Colorado, with her husband and three sons, who accept- but do not share!-her passion for knitting

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