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SWEATER DESIGN IN PLAIN ENGLISH
|If you're tired of making sweaters with sleeves that are the wrong length, necklines that droop, armholes that are too tight and an overall look that's not quite right, then let Sweater Design in Plain English come to your rescue. In clear, straight-forward terms, Maggie Righetti shares her knitting knowhow and good fashion sense so that no matter what your knitting level, you can overcome the fear of failure, avoid costly mistakes, adapt already existing patterns and plan and create sweaters that really fit and look terrific--sweaters that will be worn for many years to come.
Topics and techniques include:
Understanding the nature of yarn and pattern stitches
Choosing the most flattering color and design for the wearer
Taking accurate body measurements
Estimating the amount of yarn you'll need
How to tell whether or not a sweater will look good on you before you start to knit
How to alter printed patterns so they really fit
How to understand the mathematics of gauge and pattern design
Plus start to finish instructions for thrteen classic sweaters.
Each technique is illustrated with clear diagrams, sketches, or photographs. Complete with conversion charts and a personal measurements record keeping section, Sweater Design in Plain English takes the guesswork out of every creative knitting effort.