Knitters Handy Book of Top-Down Sweaters: Basic Designs in Multiple Sizes and Gauges by Ann BuddFiber 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 illustrate some of the many ways that instructions can be used as springboards for creative expression, including color, texture, and shaping variations.
Also included for intermediate to advanced knitters are personal design touches, detailed charts, clear instruction, and quick tips to expand knitting possibilities and maintain creative originality. A key reference for knitters of all skill levels, this is the new essential knitting resource on your bookshelf.
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I have gone back to cooking food and putting it in the refrigerator for my family to eat, but beyond that, the Knit-cation continues. It is a vision quest of sorts. I am searching for the perfect beginner top down sweater and the perfect yarn to knit it with. In all honesty, I have been a bit paralyzed by this experience. I know long-time knitters who have never made the leap to making their own sweaters for this exact reason.
And I also never imagined how popular the tutorial would be or how many countless sweaters would be knitted from it! So in , I felt like I owed it an update — factoring in some deeper thinking and linking — which is now in place. And which also feeds into the Top-Down Knitalong! Please link your Ravelry projects to the new Improv pattern page. Read through the entire pattern below before starting. See Basting Stitch section below if using.
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Our directory links to free knitting patterns only. But sometimes patterns that were available for free become pay-walled later. - Why settle for knitting a pattern that's 2" too big in the bust, just because the sizes are in 4" increments? Why do the same maths over and over again, every time you want to improvise a top-down raglan?