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The Knitter's Handy Book of Top-Down Sweaters
Basic Designs in Multiple Sizes and Gauges
Ann Budd's creative ingenuity continues to marvel fiber and yarn enthusiasts nationwide, and this latest addition to The Knitter's Handy Book series is no exception. Answering to a growing interest in knitting sweaters from the top down and knitting seamless sweaters that require little finishing, this essential book offers instructions for designing and knitting your own one-of-a-kind top-down sweaters. Instructions are based on five basic sweater types (seamless yoke, raglan, modified drop shoulder, set-in sleeve, and saddle shoulder), in multiple sizes for both adults and children, and in multiple yarn gauges. Each of the five sweater types is conveniently accompanied by three full-length patterns, one from a featured top designer.
The Knitter's Handy Book of Top-Down Sweaters is the new indispensable knitting resource on your bookshelf.
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What Reviewers Are Saying
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.