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The Knitter's Handy Book of Top-Down Sweaters: Basic Designs in Multiple Sizes and Gauges

Discover top-down knitting from the ground up with expert Ann Budd!

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Discover top-down knitting from the ground up! Fiber and yarn enthusiasts 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 four basic sweater types: circular yoke, raglan, 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 four 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.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Take It from the Top

Seamless Yoke Sweaters
Child Sizes
Adult Sizes
Feather and Fan Flare
Fibonacci Rings
“Quince-Essential” Fair Isle by guest designer Pam Allen

Raglan Sweaters
Child Sizes
Adult Sizes
Weekday Raglan
A Twisted Little Raglan
India Print Henley by guest designer Anne Hanson

Modified Drop-Shoulder Sweaters
Child Sizes
Adult Sizes
Unisex Zip
Weekend Retreat
Basket Case Cardigan by guest designer Kristen TenDyke

Set-in Sleeve Sweaters
Child Sizes
Adult Sizes
Golden Ribs and Welts
Brioche Basic
Alpine Tweed by guest designer Jared Flood

Saddle-Shoulder Sweaters
Child Sizes
Adult Sizes
Cable Love Henley
Retro Peplum
Zigs & Zags by guest designer Véronik Avery

Sources for Yarns
About the Author
Ann Budd is the best-selling author of The Knitter’s Handy Book of Patterns and The Knitter’s Handy Book of Sweater Patterns. She is also the author of Getting Started Knitting Socks, Interweave Presents Knitted Gifts, Knitting Green, and Simple Style, and coauthor of Bag Style, Color Style, Lace Style, and Wrap Style. She is a book editor and the former senior editor of Interweave Knits. She lives in Boulder, Colorado.

SKU: 12KN02

Author/Speaker/Editor: Ann Budd

Format: Hardcover

ISBN 13: 9781596684836