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Knitter's Handy Book of Top-Down Sweaters : Basic Designs in Multiple Sizes and Gauges.

Author: Ann Budd
Publisher: Loveland, CO : Interweave Press, LLC, 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  Read more...
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Budd, Ann.
Knitter's Handy Book of Top-Down Sweaters : Basic Designs in Multiple Sizes and Gauges.
Loveland, CO : Interweave Press, LLC, ©2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ann Budd
ISBN: 9781620330524 1620330520
OCLC Number: 823247827
Notes: Quince-Essential Fair Isle.
Description: 1 online resource (311 pages)
Contents: Acknowledgments; Contents; Introduction: Take It from the Top; Quick Tips: Before You Start; Knit with yarn that you really like; Make a photocopy; Always check dyelots; Keep a notebook or journal; Sweater Styles; Seamless Yoke; Raglan; Modified Drop-shoulder; Set-in Sleeve; Saddle-shoulder; Quick Tips for Circular Knitting; Sometimes a vertical line of loose stitches develops; Place a safety pin or open-coil marker at the center front; If you use circular needles with interchangeable tips; Quick Tips for Faux Seams; The advantage to knitting sweaters in the round; How to Use This Book. Choosing a SizeQuick Tips for a Perfect Fit; Measure a similar sweater; Alter sweater length as you wish; For a snug-fitting sweater with a retro look; Knitting a Swatch and Measuring Gauge; General Sweater Measurements; Standard Yarn Weights, Needle Sizes, and Gauges; Quick Tips for Consistent Gauge; Recheck the gauge (and the widthwise dimensions of your piece) several times as you knit; If you knit tighter than you purl, or viceversa, ; To compensate for the gauge tightening during isolated stranded-colorwork patterns; Take a break and wash your hands. Try knitting your gauge swatch on different types of needlesMaking Changes; Adding Stitch or Color Patterns; Quick Tips for Flawless Color and Texture Patterns; Reference books on stitch patterns; Texture pattern; Stitch pattern that requires an odd number of stitches; Plan the yoke increase rounds; To compensate for the width lost from cable patterns drawing in; Weaving in ends in a colorwork pattern; Working a texture or color pattern; Adjusting Body or Sleeve Length; Adjusting for a Different Gauge; Using Handspun Yarn; Adding Steeks; The Featured Sweater Patterns; Finished Size; Needles. NotionsGauge; Seamless Yoke Sweaters; Basic Child Instructions; Child Sizes; Yarn Requirements; Yoke; Pullover Option; Cardigan Option; Shape Shoulders; Divide for Body and Sleeves; Pullover Option; Cardigan Option; Lower Body; Sleeves; Taper Sleeve; Finishing; Neckband; Pullover Option; Cardigan Option; Both Options; Cardigan Front Bands; Buttonband; Buttonhole Band; Basic Adult Instructions; Adult Sizes; Yarn Requirements; Yoke; Pullover Option; Cardigan Option; Shape Shoulders; Divide for Body and Sleeves; Pullover Option; Cardigan Option; Lower Body; Sleeves; Taper Sleeve; Finishing. NeckbandPullover Option; Cardigan Option; Both Options; Cardigan Front Bands; Buttonband; Buttonhole Band; Projects; Feather and Fan Flare; Design Specs; finished size; yarn; needles; notions; gauge; stitch guide; Feather and Fan Pattern; Yoke; Shape Shoulders; Divide for Body and Sleeves; Lower Body; Sleeves; Taper Sleeve; Finishing; Neckband; Fibonacci Rings; Design Specs; finished size; yarn; needles; notions; gauge; stitch guide; Slip-Stitch Stripe Pattern; Yoke; Shape Shoulders; Divide for Body and Sleeves; Lower Body; Edging; Sleeves; Taper Sleeve; Cuff; Finishing; Neckband.

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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 illus.

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