Custom Knits

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 ...

Custom Knits

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.

Custom Knits Accessories

Within just a few years, I was designing my own sweaters, then wrote two books ( and ) about knitting and customizing Custom Knits Custom Knits 2 top-down garments. So imagine my surprise and delight when my editor suggested I write a ...

Custom Knits Accessories

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.

Custom Knits 2

In Custom Knits 2, Wendy Bernard picks up where she left off in the bestselling Custom Knits (published by STC Craft), empowering knitters to delve even further into customization.

Custom Knits 2

In Custom Knits 2, Wendy Bernard picks up where she left off in the bestselling Custom Knits (published by STC Craft), empowering knitters to delve even further into customization. Each chapter begins with a tutorial on the featured topic—such as converting patterns to fit men, women, or children, or tricks and techniques for substituting yarn, gauge, and stitch patterns—and is followed by a selection of Bernard’s fashionable designs on which to try them. The patterns can be knit as-written or customized; specific prompts for customization are included throughout. Custom Knits 2 concludes with formulas for making garments without a pattern, using only body measurements as a guide—a graduation of sorts for adventurous knitters. Custom Knits 2: “If you thought you learned a lot with Wendy Bernard’s first book, Custom Knits, hold on to your calculators, knitters! If Custom Knits showed you how do some top-down gymnastics, Custom Knits 2 invites you to join Cirque du Soleil with your brain.” —Knitty.com

Custom Socks

In Custom Socks, Kate Atherley sets out to teach knitters of all levels the skills and tools they need to understand sock fit, and to knit a pair of socks that fit properly.

Custom Socks

Whether you knit them toe-up or top-down, getting just the right fit on hand knit socks can be a major challenge! In Custom Socks, Kate Atherley sets out to teach knitters of all levels the skills and tools they need to understand sock fit, and to knit a pair of socks that fit properly. She calls on her years of experience as Knitty's Managing Technical Editor, where she has edited hundreds of sock patterns, to share this information in a way that is easy to understand with patterns that inspire. So go ahead and treat yourself to these 15 original sock patterns that are easily customizable and work with any needle configuration. Your feet will thank you!

Quick Easy Baby Knits

While she was still in the hospital, I knit her a custom hat for her head measurement. Whenever possible, custom knitting for super wee ones is the best option (the pattern, called Striped Baby Hat, can be found at knitting.about.com).

Quick   Easy Baby Knits

Learn how to knit fast using heavier-weight yarns to make comfy clothes and accessories for baby boys and girls. • 21 projects for blankets, socks, hats, tops, bottoms, and accessories • Original designs for newborns to 1-year-olds, with advice on colors • Simple stitch designs embellished with cute details, such as stripes, cables, and lace • Knitting basics with easy step-by-step instructions on styles and techniques • Information on supplies needed, yarn recommendations, and design options

French Girl Knits

Knitting Without Tears: Basic Techniques and Easy-to-Follow Directions for Garments to Fit All Sizes. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1971. Fresh Faces (CONTINUING THE SEAMLESSEXPLORATION) Bernhard, Wendy. Custom Knits.

French Girl Knits

Superbly fitted and fashioned in luxurious yarns, these imaginative patterns follow four thematic vignettes inspired by French daily life, film, and history. Each section features dramatically different types of yarns, colors, and stitch patterns combined with timeless, figure flattering silhouettes that are suitable for knitters of all skill levels. Using innovative seamless construction methods, the need for sewing seams has been nearly eliminated by fashioning patterns in one piece from start to finish, easily allowing for adjustments for a custom fit. A handy design workshop features in-depth tutorials that teach seamless construction methods and provide valuable technical information for both beginning and seasoned knitters. Perfect for all body types, the designs are figure flattering with curve friendly waist shaping, empire waist detailing, and stitch details such as lacing, openwork, lace edgings, and bell sleeves that highlight the silhouette.

Knits for Boys

—Wendy Bernard, author of the Custom Knits Series and Up, Down, All-Around Stitch Dictionary Kate Oates is the designer for Tot Toppers and When I Grow Up and the author of Knitting Clothes Kids Love. She enjoys designing hats and ...

Knits for Boys

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. • 27 patterns for sweaters, tops, vests, hoodies, mittens, hats, and more that boys will want to wear • Special section on how to knit for kids: choosing colors and styles, sizing, how to make a sweater "grow with" your child, how to find a comfortable fit, tempting kids with texture • Clear pattern instructions and a tutorial section for special techniques make the patterns accessible for all levels of knitters

Knits Men Want

The 10 Rules Every Woman Should Know Before Knitting for a Man~Plus the Only 10 Patterns She'll Ever Need Bruce ... He lives in Brooklyn , New York Alo malable from STC Croft : custom knits Cover photographs © 2010 by Jared Flood Cover ...

Knits Men Want

Knitting instruction and relationship therapy all in one—with lots of laughs along the way. For as long as women have been knitting, they’ve been knitting garments for men—only to have men hide their lovingly created pieces in drawers and closets. Men aren’t being intentionally cruel; they’re just not comfortable in knitwear made with bright colors, itchy yarn, or flashy designs. So what’s a knitter to do? Understand the male psyche, says knitting instructor Bruce Weinstein. In Knits Men Want he presents ten hilarious essays, each based on a rule that helps women knit for men successfully. “Men Are Babies” explains why guys need to wear soft fabrics. “Men Hate Fittings” describes how to create a sweater based on one that’s in his wardrobe. Following each essay is a timeless master pattern, from socks, hats, and scarves to an array of sweaters, all in a range of sizes and most written for multiple gauges. With this book in hand, women finally have the secret to knitting garments that men will appreciate and actually wear.

Dressed in Knits

Unique to this guide is helpful information devoted to educating knitters on couture details that produce designer quality finished pieces.

Dressed in Knits

Knit your own couture wardrobe! As a knitter, you know the appeal of creating a piece that can go from home to office, from weekday to weekend--and, most importantly, that looks flattering on your figure. But that can be easier said than done! Until now. Knitwear designer Alex Capshaw-Taylor has created a collection of 19 knitted garments and accessories featuring timeless, high-fashion designs that are refreshingly easy to wear. In Dressed in Knits, you'll experiment with a variety of techniques including multidirectional knitting, colorwork (intarsia and stranded), cabling, and more. Unique to this guide is helpful information devoted to educating knitters on couture details that produce designer quality finished pieces. Alex will demonstrate proper seeming, picking up stitches, applying beads, turning a hem, creating pockets, steeking, adding zippers to knitwear, and more. Helpful tips on styling finished garments will also be sprinkled throughout the book, like how adding a belt to a piece can change the silhouette giving it a totally different look. Dressed in Knits isn't just another knitting book. It's your fashion-forward guide to a whole new wardrobe.

Circular Knitting Workshop

Beyond Toes: Knitting Adventures with Judy's Magic Cast On (Indigo Frog Press, 2011) Bernard, Wendy. Custom Knits: Unleash Your Inner Designer with Top-Down and Improvisational Techniques (Stewart, Tabori & Chang/STC Craft, 2008) Bordhi ...

Circular Knitting Workshop

Discover the pleasures of knitting in the round! Margaret Radcliffe presents classic circular knitting techniques — including Fair Isle, helix, and tubular — in detailed step-by-step photographic sequences. This comprehensive guide provides directions for 35 demonstration projects, so you can practice each technique on a miniature hat, mitten, or sweater before applying it to a larger project. With tips on how to adapt any straight-needle pattern for use with circular needles, Circular Knitting Workshop opens up endless possibilities.

Refined Knits

Sophisticated Lace, Cable, and Aran Lace Knitwear Jennifer Wood. What Will You knit Next? Dressed in Knits 19 Designs for Creating a Custom Knitwear Collection Alex Capshaw Taylor 978-1-62033-946-6, $25.99 New Lace Knitting.

Refined Knits

Elegance at the tip of your needles! Cables and lace are special enough by themselves, but there is something graceful, even magical, about combining the two. Refined Knits concentrates on these two techniques, along with incredibly unique Aran Lace which combines the two, and the results are sure to impress. • Enduring Cables: discover cable-work with interesting structure in its details • Graceful Lace: explore the delicate sophistication of open-work • Elegant Aran Lace: combine lace and cables in unexpected and stunning ways Knitwear designer Jennifer guides you through knitting these timeless, classic techniques, resulting in finished garments and accessories with a decidedly modern feel you'll treasure for years to come.

Knitting Tips Trade Secrets

22 ) to The idea to replace my own shredding door- use dowels for custom knitting needles . mat comes from three sources : Barbara Walker's — Therese M. Inverso , Camden , NJ article on bias knitting in Threads No. 4 ( pp .

Knitting Tips   Trade Secrets

Describes materials and techniques used for hand knitting, machine knitting, and crocheting, and includes tips for finishing touches, garment care, and creating patterns

The Knowledgeable Knitter

Abbey, Barbara. Barbara Abbey's Knitting Lace. Schoolhouse Press, 2007. Bernard, Wendy. Custom Knits. Stewart, Tabori & Chang, 2008. Bestor, Leslie Ann. Cast On, Bind Off: 54 Step-by-Step Methods. Storey Publishing, 2012. Eckman, Edie.

The Knowledgeable Knitter

“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

Knitter s Handy Book of Top Down Sweaters

Check out your library, bookstore, 0r knitting shop for many, many more resources for designing and working sweaters from the top down. Bernard, Wendy. Custom Knits. New York: STC Craft, 2008. A primer on customßtting sweaters knitted ...

Knitter s Handy Book of Top Down Sweaters

Fiber and yarn enthusiasts nationwide will celebrate Ann Budd's latest addition to The Knitter's Handy Book series. Answering to a growing interest in knitting sweaters from the top down and knitting seamless sweaters that require little finishing, this handy book offers instructions for knitting five basic sweater types: circular yoke, raglan, modified-drop shoulder, set-in sleeve, and saddle shoulder. Patterns are offered in multiple sizes and yarn gauges and for a broad age group. Following the basics for each of the five sweater types are three diverse patterns from top designers that illustrate some of the many ways that instructions can be used as springboards for creative expression, including color, texture, and shaping variations. Also included for intermediate to advanced knitters are personal design touches, detailed charts, clear instruction, and quick tips to expand knitting possibilities and maintain creative originality. A key reference for knitters of all skill levels, this is the new essential knitting resource on your bookshelf.

Lace Style

Shirley Paden lives in New York City where she operates Shirley Paden Custom Knits and teaches a series of master knitting classes for people working in the fashion industry. Shirley also conducts traveling teaching seminars on lace, ...

Lace Style

With an emphasis on innovative designs that range from simple to complex, this collection of contemporary knitting projects includes garments and accessories for women. Featuring projects with a sense of style that will appeal to knitters of all ages, it includes designs for socks, hats, sweaters, dresses, and shrugs. A basic primer on knitting lace that is closely linked to the projects in the book includes information on how to knit lace, choosing yarn and needles, types of increases and decreases, reading charts, simple ways to achieve a lacy effect, ways to incorporate lace designs in knitting patterns, and information on blocking. Each pattern has detailed step-by-step instructions, lavish lifestyle photographs, and plenty of detail shots. Experienced knitters looking for inspiration and beginners trying lace knitting for the first time will find everything needed to knit lace with confidence.

Threads Magazine

Custom - made suits . Molas . Aran knitting . Medallion quilting . Punch - needle rugs . 15 Navajo weaving : Os Trei Kawakubo . što Net darning . Quilt Studio . Ikat for knitters . Waistband 21 The smocking pleater . Designer raglans .

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Customize Your Knitting

Adjust to fit; embellish to taste Margaret Hubert. Introduction 6 Custom Knitting section 8 9 9 ... 108 110 Abbreviations 112 Custom Knitting 1 section The one thing that I hear. Contents.

Customize Your Knitting

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!

Hearings

Ann's Custom Knitwear , 871 South 6th Street , Lindenhurst , New York . Austin Knitting Mills , Albemarle , North Carolina . Admira Fabrics , Inc. , 1412 Broadway , New York . New York . Best Fashions Co. , Inc. , 1359 Broadway ...

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Astounding Knits

But other than that, “It's the same regular felt you buy in squares in a craft store, only the manufacturing company cut custom rolls for me into strips two feet wide.” In fact, Cole had a lot of help in creating the Knitting Machine, ...

Astounding Knits

This book compiles the stories, stats, and facts of the world's most amazing knits, from a handknit Ferrari on display at the British Auto Show (knitting the car took 12 miles of yarn) to the American flag knit with utility poles and cranes—and everything in between (a plate of sushi; a handknit wedding, including the flowers and the cake; a cozy for a house). This will be a Guinness Book of World Records for knitters. Each entry features color photos, an explanation of how the object was made, and other interesting details, including how much yarn was used, how long it took to make, how many people contributed stitches, the project dimensions, and more.