Knitter's Handy Book of Top-Down Sweaters: Basic Designs in Multiple Sizes and Gauges Hardcover-spiral – Aug 21 2012
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Praise for Ann Budd's previous title, "Sock Knitting Master Class" ..".the patterns! Beautiful, yet functional stitch designs and fun colors. This is a complete book." - "CraftGossip.com" "Some features I particularly like in the book: each pattern has a box listing the different techniques used in the pattern; An overview of different styles of creating parts of the sock, such as a few different heel types, toes, and cuff treatments; both top-down and toe-up construction techniques; a handy DVD in the back. If you are looking for some great new sock patterns or just looking to get started knitting socks, this book is sure to have what you need." - "A Woolie Tale yarn shop" "You think you already know everything there is to know about socks? After all, there are a multitude of sock books on the market these days, perfectly good books. You know everything. Except...do you really? Most (though not all) sock books I own are either filled with patterns with not a whole lot of time spent on technique, or they're full of guidance but with blah patterns. Of course, some do hit the balance between pattern and technique. Some are fairly exhaustive, in fact, and you may already have them on your shelves. But...they're not THIS book. First, this book is by Ann Budd, a genius in our time..."Master Class" is the right name!" - "KnittingScholar.com" "It's not often that I scoop a book from the top of the review pile and take it home with me, and it's even less common for me to sit down and read it right away. But with sock knitting on my mind, I was intrigued, so last night I sat down to peruse this over a cup of tea. I was absolutely delighted to see that the first chapter of the book is devoted to explaining the whys and wherefores of sock construction. Top-down or toe-up? She's got it covered. Heel flap, short row or afterthought heel? Ditto. Want to choose from a pointed toe, a spiral or star toe, or a toe band? She's got your back with that, too.
About the Author
Ann Budd is the best-selling author of Sock Knitting Master Class, The Knitter's Handy Book of Patterns, The Knitter's Handy Book of Sweater Patterns, Getting Started Knitting Socks, Interweave Presents Knitted Gifts, Knitting Green, and Simple Style. She is also the coauthor of Bag Style, Color Style, Lace Style, and Wrap Style. She is a book editor and the former senior editor of Interweave Knits magazine. She lives in Boulder, Colorado.
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This is book is a great guide for people looking for starter projects to learn knitting, but there isn't much there for advanced knitters. If you are looking for something exciting or trendy I would not recommend this book, most of the projects are very dull, but still great if you just want a cozy sweater.
I like how you can 'see' how its coming together as you knit. Rather than pieces that have to be put together.
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excellent book and directions for every size. Easy to follow and extremely well illustrated. Have made 2 of the sweaters for friends and they are impressed with the ease of the... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Joy
Valuable information regarding measurements for all sizes and number of stitches for yarn weights. I will use this over and over.Published 21 months ago by Joan E McKinley
I love these books by Ann Budd. I can knit any sweater with all different types of yarn without doing a lot of math!Published 22 months ago by Darlene Broomfield