Customize Your Knitting

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.

Customize Your Knitting

Author: Margaret Hubert

Publisher: Creative Publishing international

ISBN: 1631591509

Page: 112

View: 781

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!

Customize Your Knitting

Buttonholes There are several different ways to make buttonholes in a knitted garment. The type of buttonhole that you choose will depend on the garment ...

Customize Your Knitting

Author: Margaret Hubert

Publisher: Creative Publishing International

ISBN: 1589238869

Page: 112

View: 515

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!

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.

Customize Your Crochet

Author: Margaret Hubert

Publisher: Creative Publishing international

ISBN: 162788257X

Page: 112

View: 868

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!

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!

The Complete Photo Guide to Knitting  2nd Edition

Author: Margaret Hubert

Publisher: Creative Publishing international

ISBN: 1627883843

Page: 272

View: 561

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.

Contemporary Irish Knits

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

Contemporary Irish Knits

Author: Carol Feller

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 9780470889244

Page: 160

View: 438

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.

One Piece Knits

Since then, Margaret has written nearly two dozen books, including Customize Your Knitting, Customize Your Crochet, 10 Granny Squares 30 Blankets, ...

One Piece Knits

Author: Margaret Hubert

Publisher: Creative Publishing international

ISBN: 163159639X

Page: 256

View: 297

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!

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 ...

Knitting Plus

Author: Lisa Shroyer

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1620331764

Page: 176

View: 657

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.

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.

Knits for Boys

Author: Kate Oates

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 0811761797

Page: 152

View: 378

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.

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 ...

Custom Shawls for the Curious and Creative Knitter

Author: Kate Atherley

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1647000173

Page: 192

View: 681

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

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.

Flowers of the Month Granny Squares

Author: Margaret Hubert

Publisher: Creative Publishing international

ISBN: 1610588819

Page: 144

View: 209

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.

Switch Knit Stitch Dictionary

It is so exciting to make your own one-of-a-kind knits, and this book makes it so easy!

Switch   Knit Stitch Dictionary

Author: Tabetha Hedrick

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0811768317

Page: 200

View: 660

Now it's easy to design your own knit! Start with one of the 12 basic pattern recipes for pieces such as a hat, pullover, shawl, scarf, socks, tee, mitts, tunic, or cardigan. Choose nearly any yarn and a stitch pattern from the 85 4-stitch multiple patterns in the stitch dictionary, and you are on your way to your own unique knitted piece. Make cabled mitts, a lace cardigan, a textured stole, a ribbed pullover, or any of over 700 possible combinations. Best yet, you can knit with any yarn that works to a gauge of 3-8 stitches per inch, so you can use that perfect yarn in your stash you've been saving and design just the right project for it. It is so exciting to make your own one-of-a-kind knits, and this book makes it so easy!

The Knitting Book

Simple, clear, and comprehensive, The Knitting Book is the only book you need to progress your skills and create your own beautiful, unique pieces.

The Knitting Book

Author: Vikki Haffenden

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1465499016

Page: 364

View: 910

Everything you need to teach yourself how to knit, from casting on to creating your own designs. This new edition of DK's knitting bible takes you from beginner to expert, with hundreds of step-by-step techniques, more than 120 stitch patterns for a variety of knitting stitches, and 20 knitting projects suitable for all abilities. Fully illustrated and easy to use, The Knitting Book is a one-stop resource for beginners and a rich source of inspiration for avid knitters who want to progress their skills and try new stitch patterns. Each technique is shown in clear photographic steps and explained with helpful annotations and arrows, from basic casting on to intricate Fair Isle and cable patterns. A photographic stitch gallery showcases over 120 different stitches to inspire you - try your hand at everything from garter stitch to intarsia, or customize projects with your own stitch choices. This updated edition features 10 brand-new project patterns, including an arm knitting pattern, as well as 10 projects from the original edition that have been reimagined with new yarns and fresh colors. Simple, clear, and comprehensive, The Knitting Book is the only book you need to progress your skills and create your own beautiful, unique pieces.

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.

Notable Knit Lace

Author: Carri Hammett

Publisher: Creative Publishing international

ISBN: 1610586980

Page: 32

View: 535

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.

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.

Plus Size Cardis to Crochet

Author: Margaret Hubert

Publisher: Creative Publishing international

ISBN: 1610587081

Page: 32

View: 500

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.

Knitted Gifts for All Seasons

A guide to crafting knitted gifts, including scarves, sweaters, socks, and mittens, from master knitter and bestselling author Wendy Bernard An exciting book from Wendy Bernard, Knitted Gifts for All Seasons is packed with 30 new garments ...

Knitted Gifts for All Seasons

Author: Wendy Bernard

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1683359569

Page: 176

View: 836

A guide to crafting knitted gifts, including scarves, sweaters, socks, and mittens, from master knitter and bestselling author Wendy Bernard An exciting book from Wendy Bernard, Knitted Gifts for All Seasons is packed with 30 new garments and accessories. Projects are organized by season and range from cozy slippers, mittens, and a pom-pom wreath to Fair Isle yoke-neck sweaters for the whole family. Embracing the full calendar year and a wide spectrum of reasons to gift knits, each project captures the season’s essence through color scheme and project type, resulting in a well-rounded and unique book. Some patterns include simple non-knitting embellishments like embroidery, needle-felting, and crocheted edging options, offering additional appeal to makers. Bernard has a keen understanding of today’s knitter and understands the desire to “make any project your own,” and in turn, provides numerous ways to customize and personalize. Knitted Gifts for All Seasons is sure to be a book readers return to again and again for ideas, and to gift from continuously.

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.

Let s Knit

Author: Monette Satterfield

Publisher: Kalmbach Books

ISBN: 0871164612

Page: 96

View: 724

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.

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 ...

The Knitting Book

Author: Vikki Haffenden

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 0241425883

Page: 364

View: 600

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 ...

The Knowledgeable Knitter

Author: Margaret Radcliffe

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603428879

Page: 296

View: 499

“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

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.

Teach Yourself VISUALLY Knitting Design

Author: Sharon Turner

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118167066

Page: 304

View: 809

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

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.

Cool Kids Crochet

Author: Sharon Mann

Publisher: Creative Publishing international

ISBN: 161058709X

Page: 32

View: 984

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.