When it's time to knit a new sweater, start at the TOP! With this collection of comfy, cozy sweaters, you can start at the neck; then try on projects as you knit to make the bust, length, and sleeves fit to a T.
- Try the clever top down technique in 15 easy knit-and-purl designs
- Keep these versatile sweaters casual with jeans, or dress them up for stylish workday wear
- Knit most projects in the round for minimal seaming and finishing work
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Someone asked me about top-down knitting and I pulled out Top Down Sweaters: Knit to Fit from Top to Bottom. The patterns in this book are basic and practical. A couple have the wow factor for me. When and if I finally sit down to knit, it has to be a challenge—I hate knitting miles of plain "fabric." I especially like puzzle patterns, and there are at least a couple of them in this book. I'd like to try them via crochet too.
The book includes a capelet, variations on pullovers with textured designs appearing toward the waist, vests, sweaters, and my favorite, a modular jacket in garter stitch. Knitting techniques and assembly instructions start the book. The more I look at it, the more I'm tempted to try something there.
Doreen L. Marquart
Doreen L. Marquart taught herself to knit at the age of nine and has been knitting ever since. In 1993, she opened Needles 'n Pins Yarn Shoppe, devoted exclusively to the needs of knitters and crocheters. With well over 40,000 skeins of yarn in stock, fiberaholics drive from hours away to have her "feed their addiction" and to receive help with their knitting/crocheting projects. Doreen earned the title of Master Knitter through the Knitting Guild of America in 1998, Canadian Master Knitter in 2001, and Master Canadian Designer in 2002. She is also a Certified knitting and crocheting instructor through the Yarn Council of America.Visit Doreen's website
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