Customize Your Knitting

Customize Your Knitting

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

ISBN: 9781589238862

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 112

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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!
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Customize Your Crochet

Customize Your Crochet

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.

Author: Margaret Hubert

Publisher: Creative Publishing international

ISBN: 9781627882576

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 112

View: 415

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!
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The New Knitter s Template

The New Knitter s Template

Winner of the 2011 Pubwest Gold Award, Craft-Book Category. Back by popular demand, this is the must-have guidebook for anyone who wants to stitch knits that fit and flatter!

Author: Laura Militzer Bryant

Publisher: Martingale & Company Incorporated

ISBN: 1604680105

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 79

View: 271

Winner of the 2011 Pubwest Gold Award, Craft-Book Category. Back by popular demand, this is the must-have guidebook for anyone who wants to stitch knits that fit and flatter! You'll find the techniques and templates from the original edition along with even more tips and tricks, plus the answers to FAQs from readers. Choose from nine gauges and 30 sizes as you customize your designs Indulge your creativity with styling details such as body length, neckline shaping, and armhole type Discover more freedom in your knitting with these versatile templates
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Contemporary Irish Knits

Contemporary Irish Knits

This all-new collection is exactly what today's knitter is looking for, and complemented by inspiring design and photography.

Author: Carol Feller

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 0470889241

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 160

View: 251

Celebrate the Irish countryside and create one-of-a-kind knitted projects The patterns found in Contemporary Irish Knits showcase traditional Aran knitting patterns to create the more fitted and flattering shapes that modern knitters prefer. You'll get 18 patterns for making one-of-a-kind Irish knits, encapsulating projects for women's, children, and men's wardrobe pieces, and accessories like bags, blankets, and shawls. Plus, you'll get easy-to-follow instructions and guidance on how to construct and enhance your knitting experience to make for a more intuitively put-together knitted item. This all-new collection is exactly what today's knitter is looking for, and complemented by inspiring design and photography. If you're a knitter looking for innovative patterns, enhancements to your skill sets, and a chance to broaden your range of knitterly knowledge, Contemporary Irish Knits is for you. It features: contemporary Irish designs created using traditional techniques and stitch patterns implemented in new ways; a broad range of projects; guidance on working with different construction methods; and much more. Features an elegant design and 18 enjoyable-to-knit, one-of-a-kind patterns Patterns are just challenging enough to be fun to knit All projects are thoughtfully designed for a beautiful finished project Whether you're an intermediate or advanced knitter, Contemporary Irish Knits gives you the skills, projects, and know-how to create truly gorgeous knitted pieces that celebrate Ireland's living knitted tradition with a modern, contemporary twist.
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The Complete Photo Guide to Knitting 2nd Edition

The Complete Photo Guide to Knitting  2nd Edition

Looking for the perfect book on knitting? It's right here in The Complete Photo Guide to Knitting, 2nd Edition. This stitch guide is the ultimate knitting reference!

Author: Margaret Hubert

Publisher: Creative Publishing international

ISBN: 9781627883849

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 272

View: 515

Looking for the perfect book on knitting? It's right here in The Complete Photo Guide to Knitting, 2nd Edition. This stitch guide is the ultimate knitting reference! A comprehensive how-to book about all aspects of knitting, you'll be making scarves, hats, socks, mittens, sweaters, and other projects in no time! Inside this ultimate knitting guide you will find expanded basics for all knitting techniques, from cast-on to bind-off and every step in between. Learn to knit row by row and in the round; understand knitting jargon and how to follow a pattern; learn all the methods for increasing and decreasing stitches, seaming, and adding details like pockets and zippers. With twenty new stitch patterns, this section expands to 220 in all, arranged in style categories for easy reference. Projects at the end of each section give you opportunities to try some of the new techniques you've learned while making knitted items you can use or gift to others. Margaret Hubert will guide you through special knitting topics like cables, intarsia, entrelac, Fair Isle knitting, and lace knitting. With the updated information and all new projects, even if you have the first edition you are sure to want the second edition to complete your collection.
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Knitting Plus

Knitting Plus

If you have one major problem area and don't want to customize your knitting, pick a size based on that particular part. Keep in mind that most patterns ...

Author: Lisa Shroyer

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781620331767

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 176

View: 801

Design + knit sweaters that fit + flatter! Knitting Plus is the must-have manual for plus-sized sweater construction and knitwear design. With this helpful guide, you'll learn how to design wearable, tailor-made sweaters. With Knitting Plus, you'll explore basic pullover and cardigan sweater construction styles from raglans and set-in sleeves to drop shoulders, seamless yokes, and dolmans. Knitting Plus explains each specific sweater element and then offers key tips for plus-sized knitting. Included throughout are simple versions of each construction type as easy-to-reference templates so you can quickly adapt and alter each sweater for a custom fit. An invaluable reference about fit and shape, Knitting Plus includes 18 irresistible designs by a variety of designers including Mandy Moore, Lisa R. Myers, Lou Schiela, Katya Wilsher, and Kathy Zimmerman, as well as Lisa's designs. Each pattern offers a broad range of sizes and instructions for bust sizes from about 44 to 56 inches. Packed with design information and ready-to-knit patterns, Knitting Plus is your go-to technique and design reference for customizing patterns to fit all sizes.
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Knits for Boys

Knits for Boys

izing is not the only way you may wish to customize your knits. There are all sorts of tweaks you make to perfect a project for its recipient.

Author: Kate Oates

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 9780811761796

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 152

View: 220

Boys love to be knitted for, too! With the designs in this book, you will have fun creating stylish knits that the boys in your life will be excited to wear.
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Custom Shawls for the Curious and Creative Knitter

Custom Shawls for the Curious and Creative Knitter

There are tools here to help you better knit existing shawl patterns, or to allow you to customize and create your own. Want invisible rather than yarnover ...

Author: Kate Atherley

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 9781647000172

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 192

View: 500

A knitting sourcebook full of patterns and techniques for making shawls and wraps with ease Kate Atherley and Kim McBrien Evans aim to equip adventurous knitters with the skills to knit and create shawls and wraps of all shapes and sizes and to help them forge their own shawl-knitting paths. Tips and tutorials address the technical aspects of shawl knitting, from shaping to adapting stitch patterns to making color and fabric choices. A gallery of patterns using a variety of yarns both mainstream and indie provides knitters with inspiration for customizing and creating their own designs. More than a dozen patterns illustrate the featured knitting techniques. One-third of the patterns are aimed at beginning knitters, one-third teach intermediate knitters new skills for intriguing results, and one-third offer creative instruction in customizing. The featured yarns are a mix: some luxury fibers, some classics. Together, Atherley and McBrien Evans provide a 360-degree view of the shawl-creation process from designing to knitting
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Notable Knit Lace

Notable Knit Lace

Notable Knit Lace is an informative booklet that includes six knitting projects: Lace Scarf with Beaded Edge, Your Feminine Side, Cables and Lace Scarf, Hot Sauce, Crazy Lace Sampler, and Lace Curtain Panels.

Author: Carri Hammett

Publisher: Creative Publishing international

ISBN: 9781610586986

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 32

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Often touted for its complexity, lace knitting is a style of knitting characterized by adding “holes” into the knit for a lace-like quality. Notable Knit Lace is an informative booklet that includes six knitting projects: Lace Scarf with Beaded Edge, Your Feminine Side, Cables and Lace Scarf, Hot Sauce, Crazy Lace Sampler, and Lace Curtain Panels. A knitting basics section provides abbreviations and all of the techniques needed to make the included projects.
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No Sew Knits

No Sew Knits

No-Sew Knits offers 20 garments that combine innovative construction and on-trend styling for comfortable everyday wear.

Author: Kristen TenDyke

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781620336267

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 176

View: 683

Learn how to knit a sweater seamlessly. Kristen TenDyke will teach you how to knit the perfect sweater--no assembly required. Through clever planning and some simple techniques, her knitting projects are shaped and joined as you go--all without sacrificing the pretty details. No-Sew Knits offers 20 garments that combine innovative construction and on-trend styling for comfortable everyday wear. Kristen takes the opportunity to introduce you to a variety of easier-than-they-seem techniques, while keeping each knitting pattern approachable for advanced beginners. Chapters offer basic no-sew patterns, interchangeable stitch patterns, cables, and lace. The results are beautifully constructed garments that boast eye-catching details such as seamless pockets, hoods, bust darts, and faux seams. Each knitting pattern features a Tip section that helps you learn new ways to customize your garments. Pretty and practical, the patterns in No-Sew Knits will build your knitting repertoire as you build your wardrobe.
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Plus Size Cardis to Crochet

Plus Size Cardis to Crochet

Plus-Size Cardis to Crochet is a detailed crochet pattern booklet that includes stunning cardigan patterns designed to flatter plus-size ladies.

Author: Margaret Hubert

Publisher: Creative Publishing international

ISBN: 9781610587082

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 32

View: 717

It’s hard to find patterns for plus-size gals and harder still to try to edit patterns to create a flattering fit. Plus-Size Cardis to Crochet is a detailed crochet pattern booklet that includes stunning cardigan patterns designed to flatter plus-size ladies. Patterns include: Ribbon-Yarn Jacket, Alpaca Appliqué Cardigan, Silk Scoop-Neck Cardigan, Pocket Cardigan, and Bright Stripes Cardigan. Abbreviation key included.
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Let s Knit

Let s Knit

e patterns in this book are for beginners, so they are easy, fun, and can be customized. Many of the projects are great gifts for the same reasons.

Author: Monette Satterfield

Publisher: Kalmbach Books

ISBN: 9780871164612

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 96

View: 154

The enormous popularity of knitting makes a book like this especially valuable as new knitters enter the hobby. Let's Knit! contains 20 projects, ranging from the beginning level of a rectangular scarf with no shaping to a simple yet fashionable fitted sweater constructed with finishing techniques found in intermediate-level patterns. The book has projects that can be used by everyone in the family, even the dog, and projects that will make a house more of a home.
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The Knitting Book

The Knitting Book

CHILD'S OWL TOY Make a little knitted creature for a child's new playmate or for you to cuddle up to. Customize your feathered friend with sewn-on ...

Author: Vikki Haffenden

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 9780241425886

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 364

View: 744

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The Knowledgeable Knitter

The Knowledgeable Knitter

Understand the Inner Workings of Knitting and Make Every Project a Success ... OU'VE planned CHOSEN ahead and YOUR know how materials, you're going pattern ...

Author: Margaret Radcliffe

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 9781603428873

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 296

View: 806

“A treasure trove of knowledge . . . its clarity, detail, scope, and companionable tone make it an extraordinary reference and a delicious read” (Publishers Weekly). Knitting is a combination of skill, determination, and adaptability. Whether you’re looking for a suitable substitute yarn, trying to modify a pattern, or fixing a mistake, Margaret Radcliffe—the bestselling author of Circular Knitting Workshop and The Knitting Answer Book—offers proven advice that will help you solve all of your knitting quandaries. With this definitive guide, you’ll not only learn how to adjust armholes and shape collars, but why certain techniques work best in different situations. Radcliffe gives you the confidence and inspiration that will help you become a better, happier, and more confident knitter. “This book explains the why behind the how to of knitting. Imagine if the tiny little bit of information at the beginning of a knitting pattern was blown up into an almost 300-page reference book; that begins to explain The Knowledgeable Knitter.” —Knitty.com “Brilliant for those people who have recently picked up the sticks and string, but it’s got something in there for every knitter.” —Woolwinding
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Teach Yourself VISUALLY Knitting Design

Teach Yourself VISUALLY Knitting Design

Working from a Master Pattern to Fashion Your Own Knits Sharon Turner ... not as common as the top-down method, you can also make socks from the toe up.

Author: Sharon Turner

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118167069

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 304

View: 571

There are lots of stylish knitting patterns out there, but sometimes you want to do your own thing. Maybe you've found a yarn that would make a beautiful hat, and all you need are basic directions for shaping. Or maybe you've had your eye on a cute sweater in a store window and know that you can make a better version yourself—if you could only figure out the measurements. This handy guide demystifies all that knitting math and shows you how to knit custom-fitted, one-of-a-kind fashions that express your style. Master patterns for hats, sweaters, scarves, shawls, bags, mittens, vests, and socks lay out the basic construction for each item in a range of sizes; you choose the yarn and decide which modifications and customizations you want to make. Precise master patterns show you all the steps involved in constructing handknits Master patterns give instructions for multiple sizes and gauges A number of shaping, edgings, and stitch patterns accompany each master pattern Helpful tips provide additional guidance Tables take the work out of knitting math Step-by-step instructions accompany each photo Color photos, illustrations, and diagrams demonstrate important concepts
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Cool Kids Crochet

Cool Kids Crochet

Your child will be the coolest kid on the block! Cool Kids Crochet helps crafty parents create trendy pieces for their kids.

Author: Sharon Mann

Publisher: Creative Publishing international

ISBN: 9781610587099

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 32

View: 892

Your child will be the coolest kid on the block! Cool Kids Crochet helps crafty parents create trendy pieces for their kids. This instructional crochet booklet offers eight fun patterns that your kids will love to wear, including Sideways Sweater, Cold Floor Slipper Socks, Chunky Hat and Scarf, So Soft Mittens, Raglan Crewneck Sweater, Visor Beanie, Tweener Cropped Jacket, and Bright Colors Backpack. Each booklet includes an abbreviations section at the front.
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Custom Knits Accessories

Custom Knits Accessories

When you weigh the yarn, make sure that you use the same units of measurements used on the ball band (i.e., if the measurements on the label are in ounces, ...

Author: Wendy Bernard

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 9781613123423

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 144

View: 427

Custom Knits Accessories is the third book in the Custom Knits series by acclaimed designer Wendy Bernard. While the first two books focused on techniques for customizing top-down sweaters, this one showcases the ever-popular quick-knits: hats, scarves, gloves, mitts, socks, and more. Each of Bernard’s 25 sassy-chic patterns offers specific ideas for customization—from switching out yarns to personalizing fit and style details—and fun, glamorous photographs show off the finished pieces. Also included are formulas for knitting all types of accessories without a pattern, using a single body measurement as a starting point. In true Custom Knits style, Bernard encourages knitters to unleash their inner designer every step of the way.
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Flowers of the Month Granny Squares

Flowers of the Month Granny Squares

With The Granny Square Book, Margaret Hubert showed how the humble granny makes the transition from tried-and-true blankets to all kinds of fashionable garments and accessories.

Author: Margaret Hubert

Publisher: Creative Publishing international

ISBN: 9781610588812

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 144

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The beloved granny square is the crocheter’s foundation for countless projects and is adored for its portability, versatility, and endless variety. With The Granny Square Book, Margaret Hubert showed how the humble granny makes the transition from tried-and-true blankets to all kinds of fashionable garments and accessories. Now, in Granny Square Flowers, Margaret presents 50 all-new granny squares with a botanical theme, then, using beautiful yarns and her keen design sense, she broadens their usefulness to making 15 new projects that will have you saying, “Wow, I didn’t know I could make that with granny squares!” Each granny square is presented in a large, full-color photo accompanied by both written and diagrammed instructions. All sample squares are crocheted in bright colors of smooth cotton yarn to clearly show the stitch patterns. Projects using the floral granny squares include clothing for babies, children, and adults; fashion accessories, home décor items, and gifts. These projects use a wide variety of yarn types, fiber content, and weights--both LYS brands and big box brands—to demonstrate the versatility of granny squares. All yarn descriptions are included in generic terms with gauge and hook size information so you can easily substitute other choices.
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One Piece Knits

One Piece Knits

Essential Designs in Multiple Sizes and Gauges for Sweaters Knit Top Down, Side Over, and Back to Front Margaret Hubert. by Margaret Hubert: CUSTOMIZE YOUR ...

Author: Margaret Hubert

Publisher: Creative Publishing international

ISBN: 9781631596391

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 256

View: 828

Knit your sweaters in one piece—from the top down, from cuff to cuff, or from back to front—for the whole family, with minimal seaming required! Written by renowned knitting author and expert Margaret Hubert, One-Piece Knits offers charted patterns sized from toddler to adult and in multiple gauges for classic pullovers and cardigans in four styles: top-down (both raglan and yoke), side-over (from one sleeve edge to the other), and back-to-front (from back waist to front waist, then picking up stitches at the shoulders to knit the sleeves). Additional patterns for each style feature alternate stitches, simple colorwork, and neckline and sleeve variations. A helpful resources section offers guidance on basic techniques. With one-piece knits, you can knit classic sweaters for the whole family—from every direction!
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Granny Square Flower Garden

Granny Square Flower Garden

A granny square is a piece of square fabric produced in crochet by working in rounds from the center outward.

Author: Margaret Hubert

Publisher: Creative Publishing international

ISBN: 9781610587068

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 32

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A granny square is a piece of square fabric produced in crochet by working in rounds from the center outward. Granny squares are made separately and then assembled to create a blanket. Since you work on small pieces one at a time, this technique is perfect for those who are new to crocheting. A crocheting basics section provides techniques, abbreviations, and the instructions needed to make the 12 granny square projects included in this step-by-step booklet.
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