Sweater Design in Plain EnglishBook - 2011
If you want to knit sweaters that look good and fit the way you want them to, let Sweater Design in Plain English come to your rescue.
In this latest edition, completely updated and revised for today's knitter, Righetti and Shaw share their knitting know-how and good fashion sense. No matter what your knitting level you can overcome the fear of failure, avoid costly mistakes, and plan and create sweaters that really fit and look terrific--sweaters that will be worn for many years to come. Topics and techniques include:
Understanding the nature of yarn and pattern stitches
Choosing the most flattering color and design
Taking accurate body measurements
Estimating the amount of yarn you'll need
How to alter printed patterns so they really fit
Start-to-finish instructions for 13 basic sweater designs that can be modified to make many variations
And much, much more!
Each technique is illustrated with clear diagrams, sketches, or photographs. Complete with a new introduction, more photos and illustrations, and a personal-measurements record-keeping section, Sweater Design in Plain English takes the guesswork out of every creative knitting effort.