Body shapes vary, weight fluctuates, and good fit means different things to different people; so what is a knitter to do? Customize Your Knitting teaches you how to adjust standard patterns to fit your unique measurements.
Author: Margaret Hubert
Publisher: Creative Publishing International
Personalize any knitting pattern for a perfect fit and style all your own, with expert help from Margaret Hubert! Designers have to create knitting patterns in standard sizes, but very few people actually match up to those "average" measurements. Body shapes vary, weight fluctuates, and good fit means different things to different people; so what is a knitter to do? Customize Your Knitting teaches you how to adjust standard patterns to fit your unique measurements. Through techniques that Margaret Hubert has used for years to teach classes on custom fitting, you can learn to adjust patterns for a perfect fit for yourself or someone else. Yarn shop instructors can use the book to teach classes for their customers. However, fit is just one part of customizing a garment. Maybe you'd like that neckline a little higher, or you'd like a little flare to the sleeves. How about adding subtle shaping to the waist on a boxy but otherwise perfect sweater pattern? How about adding a polo-style button placket to that plain crew-neck sweater? Or add a sporty buttoned pocket to a sleeve for carrying your iPhone. It's easy to add your personal style with Margaret's tips. Diagrams and illustrations throughout the book will help you understand body shapes and easily compare measurements. Garment construction, specific increases, decreases, and other shaping methods, as well as finishing techniques and embellishments are all explained and photographed clearly. Make every project perfectly tailored to you!
The creator of the popular blog Knit and Tonic introduces twenty-five original designs for sweaters of all kinds, along with variations of each pattern that allow the knitter to make easy alterations to suit individual body type and style ...
Author: Wendy Bernard
Publisher: Stewart, Tabori and Chang
The creator of the popular blog Knit and Tonic introduces twenty-five original designs for sweaters of all kinds, along with variations of each pattern that allow the knitter to make easy alterations to suit individual body type and style preferences, and offers detailed instructions for easy-to-understand techniques for customizing patterns and improvising along the way.
The Knitter's Graph Paper Book is ideal for knitting fans who love to design their own knitwear whether it's for a family member or friends.
Author: Alesto Barclay
Publisher: Independently Published
The Knitter's Graph Paper Book is ideal for knitting fans who love to design their own knitwear whether it's for a family member or friends. This 8.5 x 11 inch knitting graph paper book is the ideal companion for any knitter, filled with 120 pages of 4.5 Ratio white graph paper. This would make for a wonderful gift for all the knitters out there.
picture, a skinny stripe of turquoise here and there will really make an otherwise
neutral sweater much more interesting. ... If you use regular graph paper, your
design will look taller on paper and will look shorter when it has been knit
Author: Kristi Porter
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Have you always wanted to knit? Know the basics, but you’re looking to stretch your knitting skills? Knitting Patterns For Dummies is chock-full of simple instructions and easy-to-follow patterns to help you create a wide range of classic, beautiful knits for the whole family, from clothing to household items to gift ideas. This fun, friendly guide gives you scores of new ways to have fun with needles and yarn, with great projects such as basic ponchos and pullovers, felted bags and slippers, cabled sweaters, and home and baby accessories, to name a few. You get step-by-step instructions for all the patterns in the book, along with line drawings and 8 pages of full-color photos to guide you. And, with the variations added at the end of many of the patterns, you’ll have almost 100 projects to choose from! You’ll discover how to: Select the right yarn and needles Decipher knitting lingo Measure your gauge, read a pattern, and understand garment sizing Work with common stitches, such as the stockinette, garter seed, box, and half linen Handle ribbing, cabling, and knitting lace Work with patterns with rectangles, circles, and triangles Use colorful stitches such as the Stripes, Fair Isle, and Mosaic Join shapes together in your design Create different textures and add color throughout a piece or just as accents You’ll also find ten things you can knit with that aren’t yarn or needles, as well as plenty of tips for caring for your knits once they’re complete. From beanies to bags to blankets, Knitting Patterns For Dummies has it all—everything you need to pick up your sticks and get creative right away!
Note : The exact finished size is determined by the yarn , your gauge , and felting
. ... strand of yarn , before felting You can easily customize this rug by changing
the yarn and adding color to create a design that complements your décor .
Author: Donna Druchunas
Publisher: Lark Books
Here’s a fresh take on the crafts of rugmaking and knitting—the very first book of its kind. These 21 stylish rug projects are so eye-catching that it’s hard to believe that even novice knitters can create them. But they can, thanks to a thorough section on knitting basics, sumptuously illustrated with more than 60 how-to photographs; advice on embellishments, including embroidery, fringes, and tassels; and instruction on finishing touches, such as weaving ends, sewing seams, blocking, backing, and lining. Put this knowledge to work on a multicolored Big Needle Garter Stitch Rug, Knit and Purl Oval Rug, Thunderbird Wall Tapestry, and others. Every rug is beautifully photographed in a home setting, and includes patterns and ideas for modifying the design. The author lives in Longmont, CO.
It is so exciting to make your own one-of-a-kind knits, and this book makes it so easy!
Author: Tabetha Hedrick
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Now it's easy to design your own knit! Start with one of the 12 basic pattern recipes for pieces such as a hat, pullover, shawl, scarf, socks, tee, mitts, tunic, or cardigan. Choose nearly any yarn and a stitch pattern from the 85 4-stitch multiple patterns in the stitch dictionary, and you are on your way to your own unique knitted piece. Make cabled mitts, a lace cardigan, a textured stole, a ribbed pullover, or any of over 700 possible combinations. Best yet, you can knit with any yarn that works to a gauge of 3-8 stitches per inch, so you can use that perfect yarn in your stash you've been saving and design just the right project for it. It is so exciting to make your own one-of-a-kind knits, and this book makes it so easy!
Size matters: Women come in different shapes - shawls should too. This book teaches how to resize, adapt, customize and reshape shawl patterns from square shawls via stoles, crescents, triangles and circles to vortex and swirl shawls.
Author: Julia Riede
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Ever came across the perfect shawl pattern but it was just not the right size or shape? Welcome to ADJUSTABLE SHAWLS: resize, customize and reshape any shawl pattern to knit shawls and create shawl patterns YOUR way! Size matters: Women come in different shapes - shawls should too. This book teaches how to resize, adapt, customize and reshape shawl patterns from square shawls via stoles, crescents, triangles and circles to vortex and swirl shawls. There's a whole chapter devoted on how to resize and recombine shawls with intricate stitch patterns, like knitted lace and how to deal with calculations - no more math phobia! Adjustable Shawls comes with six example patterns and pattern templates for each shawl shape covered.
My Knitting Paper Notebook is the best gift for all types of knitters - novices and vets alike - because our grid uses rectangular spaces to reflect the actual shape of knitting stitches.
Author: Beautiful Prints
A knitting paper notebook helps you create your own pattern and designs. With a knitting paper, you can design whatever you want to knit - even if you're a beginner! My Knitting Paper Notebook is the best gift for all types of knitters - novices and vets alike - because our grid uses rectangular spaces to reflect the actual shape of knitting stitches. They are also in the 4:5 ratio - which means that 4 stitches are of the same length as 5 rows (40 stitches = 50 rows).
The styling features of a design also have a tremendous influence on its finished
measurements. ... If you have taken time to knit a gauge swatch (or swatches)
and make sure that your knitting matches the stitch gauge indicated in the
Author: Mary H. Bonnette
These playful, pint-size patterns mix vibrant colors with clever motifs that kids will want to put on parade! You'll find designs for every season, from toasty turtlenecks that will beat the winter chill to light-and-breezy sundresses just right for summer fun. Best of all, each project is brimming with splashes and dashes of bright, bold colors that kids will love. More than 30 projects include pullovers, cardigans, tunics, skimmers, pants, and jackets, with many suitable for either boys or girls Each design relies on kid-friendly fibers and generous proportions for those active, growing kids Helpful sections reveal kid-tested secrets for simple sizing, trouble-free blocking and finishing, neckline knitting, and graphing one's own designs
If you customize your sleeve length, keep track of the number of sts changed so
you can make the front sleeves the same. Cont even in St St and flame motif until
piece meas 71⁄4" (18.5 cm) from last sleeve CO row, or about 253⁄4" (65.5 cm) ...
Author: Tara Jon Manning
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
Compassionate Knitting: Finding Basic Goodness in the Work of Our Hands is a knitting book unlike any other. The 20 original-design projects included in this book range from small accessory items and gifts to wearable garments-all of which include personal ritual in their creation or use. Each project is inspired by an element of the world around us, based on a contemplative theme drawn from Shambhala Buddhism and Eastern arts or, in some cases, Western notions of the magical and mindful.
Introduces a collection of twelve basic sweater patterns, along with three creative variations and options for each, for a total of thirty-six separate designs for pullovers, cardigans, jackets, and tank tops, along with tips on different ...
Author: Melissa Matthay
Publisher: Clarkson Potter
Introduces a collection of twelve basic sweater patterns, along with three creative variations and options for each, for a total of thirty-six separate designs for pullovers, cardigans, jackets, and tank tops, along with tips on different types of yarn, embellishments, trims, and more. 20,000 first printing.
These sites let you type in certain numbers, press a button, and whammo—they
spit out instant, customized patterns. Here are a few to try: Create Your Own
Graph Paper www.thedietdiary.com/knittingfiend/KnittersGraph.html Since knit ...
Author: Debbie Stoller
Publisher: Workman Publishing
It’s the essential guide for chicks with sticks—because knit happens. From the tools of the trade to the knitty-gritty of techniques and patterns, all with easy-to-follow step-by-step illustrated techniques. Stockinette stitch, rib stitch, seed stitch. Increasing and decreasing. All the bells and whistles: fringes, tassels, cables, intarsia, crab stitch, and Fair Isle. Plus the stitch doctor’s own special bag of tricks and how to hook up with other knitters. After the how-tos come the why-to: forty hop, stylish patterns, as good for beginners as they are for purely pros. Featuring: Coney Island fireworks scarf Punk rock backpack Crickets technicolor techno-cozies Pippi knee-stockings Big bad baby blanket To-dye-for sweater Princess Snowball cat bed Queen of Hearts bikini
Knit One, Embellish Too includes easy-to-follow patterns for more than 35 warm and comfy scarves, hats and mittens, and shows you how to make them your own with decorative yarn stitching and other simple embellishments.
Author: Cosette Cornelius-Bates
Publisher: North Light Books
Cozy Knits with an Artful Twist Customizing your handknits is easier than you think! Knit One, Embellish Too includes easy-to-follow patterns for more than 35 warm and comfy scarves, hats and mittens, and shows you how to make them your own with decorative yarn stitching and other simple embellishments. Whether you're an enthusiastic beginner or a seasoned pro, you'll be surprised at how easy it is to transform your knitted accessories into one-of-a-kind works of art. Pick up your knitting needles and: Create quick, easy projects from a minimal amount of yarn. Plus, learn how to choose the best yarn for your project, or even recycle old sweaters into unique yarns for knitting. Explore fun ways to personalize your work with artful stitching and the addition of buttons, appliqu?s and other unique embellishments. If you're looking for a bigger challenge, helpful guides show you how to try your hand at choosing and combining colors and finding the perfect fit. Learn all the basics of knitting and embellishing in a comprehensive techniques section right up front, complete with clear illustrations and instructions. Knit something new and embellish it, too: Open up a world of creative yarns, vibrant colors and inspired embellishments for your knitted accessories.
More than anything else, I would wish this book to be one of interpretation, a key
to better knitting. I have made no attempt to tell the knitter what to make or how to
make specific garments or articles. Every knitting magazine, periodical, ...
Author: Barbara Abbey
Publisher: Courier Corporation
Excellent guide for learning how to knit well, undertake new projects, and even create new designs. All basic procedures thoroughly explained-from casting on and binding off, to inserting zippers and lining garments. Over 500 illustrations show how to knit and purl, increase and decrease stitches, knit left-handed, knit with more than one color, make cables, and much else. Includes chapter on Abbreviations and Terms.
Take charge of the fit and details of your crocheted garments, with guidance from needle art designer Margaret Hubert!
Author: Margaret Hubert
Publisher: Creative Publishing International
Take charge of the fit and details of your crocheted garments, with guidance from needle art designer Margaret Hubert! Designers have to create crochet patterns in standard sizes, but very few people's bodies actually match up to those "average" measurements. Customize Your Crochet teaches crocheters how to adjust standard size patterns to fit their unique measurements. The techniques and processes taught in this book are the same ones that designer Margaret Hubert has used for years to teach classes on custom fitting. With this book, individual crocheters can learn to adjust patterns to fit themselves and the others for whom they crochet. But Customize Your Crochet goes beyond a basic, good fit to help the crocheter create a truly custom garment. Maybe you'd like that neckline a little higher, or you'd like a little flare to the sleeves. With this book, you can add individual details and give your crocheted creations personal style. Diagrams and illustrations are used throughout to explain body shapes and make comparing measurements simple. Step-by-step photography shows the details for garment construction, specific increases, decreases and other shaping methods, as well as finishing techniques and embellishments. Jump in and be confident that your next project will match your shape and style to perfection!
More Than 60 Ways to Make and Customize Hats, Bags, Scarves, Mittens, and
Capelets Jan Eaton. introduction chapter 1 basic techniques and patterns This
introductory section contains. Taking a range of five easy-to-make knitting
Author: Jan Eaton
Publisher: That Patchwork Place
Eaton shows knitters how to transform five basic patterns into hip fashion accessories in 60 different ways. Features step-by-step chapters and hundreds of full-color photos.
I design in Photoshop , print , then use the Xyron to make a sticker , which I then
mount onto thick cardstock . Crafting gadgets are cool ! << Denise
Interchangeable Knitting Needles $ 50 knitdenise.com I have lots of knitting
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Author: O'Reilly (CRT)
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
CRAFT is the first project-based magazine dedicated to the renaissance that is occurring within the world of crafts. Celebrating the DIY spirit, CRAFT's goal is to unite, inspire, inform and entertain a growing community of highly imaginative people who are transforming traditional art and crafts with unconventional, unexpected and even renegade techniques, materials and tools; resourceful spirits who undertake amazing crafting projects in their homes and communities. Volume 01, the premier issue, features 23 projects with a twist! Make a programmable LED shirt, turn dud shoes into great knitted boots, felt an iPod cocoon, embroider a skateboard, and much more.
When you're shopping for a knitting project, you will often find that you like the
design or shaping of a garment but not the suggested color combination. On the
other hand, you may see a color combination you love, but the sweater may not
Author: Sharon Turner
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Do you learn faster by seeing and doing than by wading throughtedious instructions? Then get yourself some yarn and needles andget knitting! Teach Yourself VISUALLYKnitting shows you thebasics--photo by photo and stitch by stitch. You begin with theessential knit and purl stitches and advance to bobbles, cables,lace, and fancy color work. With fun, innovative patterns from topknitting designer Sharon Turner, you'll be creating masterpieces inno time! Concise two-page lessons show you all the steps to a skill and areideal for quick review * Each skill or techniqueis defined and described * Detailed color photos demonstrate each step * Step-by-step instructions accompany each photo * Helpful tips provide additional guidance