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    DescriptionBoth 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.


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    Title
    The Knitter's Handy Book of Sweater Patterns
    Subtitle
    Basic Designs in Multiple Sizes and Gauges
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ann Budd
    Physical properties
    Format: Spiral bound
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 203 mm
    Height: 239 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 703 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781931499439
    ISBN 10: 1931499438
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: CRA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T11.6
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 20
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T General Subject: 250
    Ingram Subject Code: CR
    Libri: I-CR
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 14210
    BISAC V2.8: CRA009000
    DC22: 746.4320432
    BIC subject category V2: WFBS
    B&T Approval Code: A97602742
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 746.43/20432
    BISAC V2.8: CRA015000
    LC classification: TT820 .B878 2004
    Thema V1.0: WFBS
    Illustrations note
    colour illustrations
    Publisher
    Interweave Press Inc
    Imprint name
    Interweave Press Inc
    Publication date
    01 September 2004
    Publication City/Country
    Loveland
    Author Information
    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
    Review quote
    It's not often that we'd suggest this might be the only pattern book you'll ever need but, flicking through it, we're tempted! Ann Budd's masterpiece, published in 2004 as a follow-up to the best-selling The Knitter's Handy Book of Patterns, presents easy-to-follow charted instructions for eighteen jumpers, three in each of the six most popular constructions - drop shoulder, modified drop shoulder, raglan and seamless yoke. What's more, each style is provided in 15 sizes and in five different tensions. Add the fact that there are numerous variations to play with, and you've got more than 1500 design options! All this means that, not only is this book a definitive resource for knitting all kinds of jumpers, it's also a fantastic starting point for designing. It gives you classic wardrobe staples and then invites you to add your own imagination to create new variations. The handy 'Expanding your options' section encourages you to experiment, explaining how to make adjustments for body or sleeve length, for different tensions and for knitting in the round, as well as showing how to add stitch or colour patterns. It may not be the last pattern book you buy but, armed with this book and a little imagination, you'll have enough jumper designs to last a lifetime.-The Knitter