Item description for The Twisted Sisters Knit Sweaters: A Knit-to-Fit Workshop (Knit to Fit Workshop) by Lynne Vogel...
Adapting basic sweater patterns for personal preferences and measurements is the focus of this step-by-step guidebook that helps knitters refashion knitting schematics. The designs, illustrations, and photos demonstrate how to adjust patterns to different styles so that any knitter can customize sweater patterns into unique creations. Challenging projects—ranging from sweaters and vests to pullovers and jackets—and easy-to-follow instructions illustrate the basic elements of sweater design to inspire knitters at all levels. Learning how to fit the bodice; change yarns, proportions, neckline styles, sleeve length, and color and stitch patterns; and add collars and edgings will give knitters the confidence to alter any pattern to meet their needs.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.9" Width: 8.5" Height: 0.31" Weight: 1.85 lbs.
Release Date Sep 1, 2007
Publisher Interweave Press
ISBN 1931499691 ISBN13 9781931499699
Availability 0 units.
More About Lynne Vogel
Lynne Vogel is a prolific knitter and spinner and the Grand Champion in Fiber Arts at the Black Sheep Gathering in 2001. She is a contributor to "Threads Magazine" and has worked as a needlepoint designer, painter, and fiber artist. She lives in Sewanee, Tennessee.
Reviews - What do customers think about The Twisted Sisters Knit Sweaters: A Knit-to-Fit Workshop (Knit to Fit Workshop)?
Pretty picture but hard to follow Aug 29, 2008
Just my 2 cents but I thought this was full of pretty pictures but hard to follow the formula they give to make your own patterns. Not my favorite knitting book and wish I had skipped buying it. Pretty cover though....
Great organization and great suggestions Jul 12, 2008
I have never knit a sweater before buying this book. This book is very well laid out and offers information in a form and layout that does not overwhelm the first time sweater knitter. I think it is also in depth enough that experienced sweater knitters will also enjoy it. The patterns are interesting and intriguing. The explanations are very clear and accessible. I'd recommend this book to anyone who is interested in sweater knitting.
Wonderful Book! May 28, 2008
The book stretches your creativity and challenges you to make something beautiful that is entirely your own. The sections of information on how to measure and determine guage, yardage, etc. are worth the price alone. I loved the side-to-side garments, but then, I loved the entire book. The colors and textures are inspiring.
Deceptive title May 18, 2008
Title is "Knit-to-fit workshop" but there is nothing in this book about custom tailoring or shaping; i.e., how to fit a handknit garment. Basically, this is a collection of pretty pictures of--IMHO--uninteresting garments on models a couple sizes too small, making them rather unattractive (the sweaters AND to a lesser extent, the models).
great for making your own style of sweaters Mar 30, 2008
THis was even better than the sock book, I can't wait for the next book from them!