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

by Ann Budd

Paper Book, 2004

Status

Available

Barcode

1496

Description

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.… (more)

Publication

Interweave (2004), 224 pages

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ISBN

1931499438 / 9781931499439

UPC

999993554921

User reviews

LibraryThing member ipsographic
This is an excellent book! There are several different types of sweater constructions included here: drop shoulder, modified drop shoulder, set-in sleeve, saddle-shoulder, raglan, and seamless yoke. Sizes range from 26" - 54" chest measurements and gauges from 3 to 7 stitches per inch. There are
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literally hundreds of combinations, and Ann Budd helps to jumpstart your creativity by including pictures and patterns for several example sweaters (called "copycats" in the book). Get this book, a good stitch dictionary, and some interesting yarn, and you are well on your way to designing your own unique handknits.
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LibraryThing member LeesyLou
I love this compendium of patterns. In essence, you have the tool here to make any sweater you can imagine in any of several styles--blocky, set-in sleeve, saddle-shouldered, round-yoked, neck-down raglan. Combined with Nicky Epstein's Knitting Beyond the Edge, this book could constitute a complete
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pattern library. While it can be confusing to use the charts jumping from point to point (I personally recommend copying the pages you need each time and highlighting the correct counts and sizing information so as to avoid critical mistakes), the method of swatching, using formula, and creating your own masterpiece is irresistable to the creative knitter.
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LibraryThing member TheLibraryhag
This is a must have for sweater knitters. I am a plus size and this is going to be a life saver. I could not wait to buy it. I can't tell you how many times I checked it out of the library. If you have ever wanted to design your own sweaters this could be a great starting point.
LibraryThing member 391
This book allows you to create a completely custom sweater - all you do is plug in your measurements, then choose the details - stitch patterns, shoulders, neck opening, sleeve length - and the math is already done. Helpfully, the book comes in a hardback, spiral-bound format that makes it easy to
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lay flat.
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LibraryThing member ursula
Consolidates all the information you need on different types of sleeves, necklines, etc. to help you turn an idea into a design. Great reference.
LibraryThing member RochesterKnittingGui
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
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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.
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Original language

English

Original publication date

2004 (copyright)

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