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The Knitter's Handy Book of Patterns

More than 350 options for caps, tams, and more will satisfy your need for basic projects in multiple sizes and all weights of yarn.

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Get Basic Designs in Multiple Sizes and Gauges
More than 350 ways to warm all of the hands, heads, feet, and bodies that you love. This book contain instructions for creating the most popular knitted items - socks, mittens, gloves, hats, tams, scarves, sweaters and vests - all sized from baby to toddler to large adult - all written for multiple gauges and yarn weights.

"Everyone should carry a copy of this wonderful collection of basic knitting designs with them at all times!" -- The Soundview Knitting Guild

 Your Trusted Resource - Use it Over and Over Again.

More versatile and useful than standard pattern books, The Knitter's Handy Book of Patterns features easy-to-follow, charted instructions plus a detailed glossary of techniques for both beginning and advanced knitters.

"This book is an excellent resource . . . an idea that every knitter and spinner of handspun yarns has been waiting for!" -- Spin2Knit

 Easy-To-Use Format

The spiral-bound and hardback format makes this book as functional as it is informative and instructional.  The lay-flat binding allows for hands-free access and the sturdy hardcover ensures you'll be able to use it for years to come. 

"The effect is one of a functional notebook you’ll use, rather than a coffee-table book to be handled carefully." -- Knitter’s Review

 Review of The Knitter's Handy Book of Patterns From Library Journal:

Have you seen those advertisements that say "this is the only book you'll ever need on this subject"? This new volume by Budd isn't the only knitting book you'll ever need, but one could knit hundreds of different mittens, gloves, socks, sweaters, vests, hats, and scarves from just the patterns found here. Budd is (former) managing editor of the popular magazine Interweave Knits, and this is the book she wished she had when she worked in a yarn store and customers requested patterns made for their size with yarns available in the shop.
The patterns allow the knitter to create garments in any size from toddler to extra-large adult in any weight of yarn, from fingering to bulky. The knitter has only to knit a generous swatch with yarn and needles of her/his choice and plug the resulting gauge information into the charted instructions and schematics provided. Highly recommended for all knitting collections.
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About the Author

Ann Budd, managing editor of Interweave Knits, learned to knit in 1968 in Switzerland, when all girls in the public school system were taught needlearts. After returning to the States, she continued to knit as a hobby while working toward a master's degree in geology. In 1989, Ann left geology to pursue her love of fibers and to begin working for Interweave Press—first for Handwoven magazine, then in the book department, and finally for Interweave Knits magazine, which has featured many of her projects and articles. In 2000, Ann was awarded the Master Knitter certificate from The Knitting Guild of America. Ann lives in Boulder, Colorado, with her husband and three sons, who accept—but do not share!—her passion for knitting.

SKU: 02KN2

Author/Speaker/Editor: Ann Budd

Format: Hardcover

ISBN 13: 9781931499040

Number Of Pages: 96

Customer Reviews

Love this book Review by Rebecca Klingbeil

As a knitter who likes to use a variety of yarns, this book is a godsend. Adjustments for different gauges are easy! Making sweaters that fit is easy! Designing hats, socks, etc with different stitch patterns is a breeze. I love this book.

(Posted on 6/22/12)