Knit to Flatter

The only instructions you'll ever need to knit sweaters that make you look good and feel great!

Author: Amy Herzog

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1613127022

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 160

View: 8566

Knit to Flatter is about celebrating the body you have been given and creating sweaters that make you look and feel great. Part instruction manual and part pattern collection, Knit to Flatter teaches you how to assess your shape—top-heavy, bottom-heavy, or proportional— and then knit accordingly. With a great sense of fun and acceptance, Amy Herzog presents silhouettes and styles that work with each body shape, along with four ideal sweater patterns per category. She then provides patterns for 10 more sweaters with guidelines for customizing, so they can be tailored to flatter. Each pattern is written in up to 10 sizes, and the garments are photographed on models with genuine curves. No smoke and mirrors here. Just real beauty! Praise for Knit to Flatter: “Knit to Flatter is $24.95 in the US, which works out to a little more than $1 per style, but you shouldn’t expect to make all the styles in this book. What you will get is great lessons on what looks best on you and why—terrific information you can use to your own best advantage. Some people might say that sort of information is priceless.” —My Central Jersey’s In Stitches blog “Garment knitters rejoice! Knit to Flatter is the latest book by Amy Herzog, and its a mine of resources . . .” —Knit Edge magazine “A knitter's manifesto!” — “Stash and Burn” podcast “Every knitter that knits sweaters should own this book. The feeling of this book is 100% body positive. Go buy it already!” —Knitty.com “I feel like this book is one that is so needed right now. There are so many luscious knitwear patterns being designed and released these days, it’s easy to rush into knitting everything that is popular. I know I’ve been guilty of that, and then disappointed in the end when the finished garment made me embarrassed to wear it in public. Getting more guidance on what styles would be more suitable seems like the smartest thing to do before investing a good chunk of change in a sweater’s worth of yarn.” —Sweet Georgia Yarns “There is no doubt in mind that you are bound to fall in love with more than a few of these sweaters and the techniques that bring them into being.” —The A.D.D Knitter “If you have not rushed out to buy this book you should.” —Blue Moon Fiber Arts “What this book really is, is the girlfriend you take when you go shopping. The one who’s not afraid to say, ‘Hmmm maybe not those jeans, try these instead.’ We’ve got Amy. She’s going to help us all get over those numbers on the tape measure, on the scale, on the tag in our clothes and focus on what works.” —Savory Knitting “Such self-assuredness is a gift we all were born with and deserve to feel on a daily basis. You wouldn’t think we needed a book like this, but we do. We’re lucky it’s here.” —Knitter’s Review “I’m a little obsessed with knitters making sweaters that fit and look good on them. I was so excited when I got Amy Herzog’s new book.” —Knitty.com “Gosh darn cute. the pink polka dot binding, the layout and graphic design of the book, the models . . . (i could go on & on), the book is just gosh darn welcoming, friendly, and like a great friend who always tells you the truth. it makes you feel awesome to see REAL women’s bodies in here.” —Luvinthemommyhood “You pick a pattern and buy some yarn. One hundred and fifty dollars and forty hours later, you try on your freshly knitted sweater and . . . oh no. You vow to take up scrapbooking. Which is why we need Knit to Flatter. Kudos to the author and the production team for including models of diverse colors, shapes and sizes, creating a look book to which we can all relate.” —Vogue Knitting “Amy’s collection is as beautiful as expected from such a talente

Mother-Daughter Knits

30 Designs to Flatter and Fit

Author: Sally Melville,Caddy Melville Ledbetter

Publisher: Potter Craft

ISBN: 0307953432

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 160

View: 1285

Knit to flatter and fit! It sounds simple. But if every knitter knew how to do it, the unflattering sweater and the top that doesn’t fit would be things of the past. Unfortunately, that’s not the world we live in, and knitwear designer Sally Melville knows why: too many knitters choose the wrong pattern for their shape and size! After decades of teaching, designing, and writing about knitting, Sally Melville knows how to customize knitting patterns to fit a wide variety of body types perfectly. With a little planning and subtle alterations, you can make a garment that is just right for you! In Mother-Daughter Knits, Sally shares this knowledge for the first time. Together with her daughter, fellow knitwear designer Caddy Melville Ledbetter, Sally demystifies the process of picking the right pattern and modifying it to your body’s advantage. Whether you’re a beginning or experienced knitter, young or mature, an hourglass or a triangle, Sally and Caddy have you covered! The authors have designed 30 customizable garments for women of all shapes, heights, and ages, including: • a slimming Jackie Kennedy—style Camelot coat, • a reversible tank top with a scoop neck, • a Jane Austen—inspired jacket with an empire waist, • a flirty top that enhances feminine curves. With fascinating insight, practical advice, and patterns for both classic and avant-garde tastes, Mother-Daughter Knits just might be the most useful guide a knitter could have–whether she’s young or just young at heart. From the Hardcover edition.

Knit Wear Love

Foolproof Instructions for Knitting Your Best-Fitting Sweaters Ever in the Styles You Love to Wear

Author: Amy Herzog

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1613123469

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 192

View: 4284

In this follow-up to Knit to Flatter, author Amy Herzog is back with more real-talk for knitters. In Knit Wear Love, she guides us through picking a base pattern that not only works for our inherent shape, but also suits our size and style—all with the skill of a top-notch teacher and designer and the honesty and humor of a BFF. Known for her uncanny ability to simplify what might initially seem complex, Herzog masterminded for Knit Wear Love an easy mix-and-match pattern system that allows us to choose among the eight key sweater forms (pullover, cardigan, vest, cowl, tunic, wrap, tank, and bolero/shrug); eight fashion styles (modern, classic, romantic, sporty, bohemian, avant-garde, vintage, and casual); a trove of customization details; ten sizes; and three gauges of yarn. The result? Sweaters we can knit with confidence, wear with pride, and love for many years to come.

Knitting Goes Large

20 Designs to Flatter Your Figure

Author: Sharon Brant,Wendy Baker,Jennie Atkinson,Martin Storey

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0312540108

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 128

View: 5898

A stylish collection of plus-size knits designed for full-figured women features twenty innovative designs for practical, chic fashions to flatter any figure, including detailed instructions and patterns for an array of cardigans, jackets, sweaters, summer tops, and simple wraps and stoles. Original. 20,000 first printing. Crafter's Choice Alt.

You Can Knit That

Foolproof Instructions for Fabulous Sweaters

Author: Amy Herzog

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1613122934

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 176

View: 3468

When knitting superstar Amy Herzog gets complimented on her hand-knit sweaters, the compliments are often followed by “but I could never knit that.” Now, you can! You Can Knit That is a clear, simple reference book and pattern collection that gives knitters the sweater-making confidence they need. Whether you’re knitting a sweater for the first time or seeking to expand your skills to knit sweaters in styles you’ve never tried before, this essential guide starts with basic sweater know-how and moves into instructions for knitting six must-have sweater styles—vests, all-in-one construction, drop shoulders, raglans, yokes, and set-in sleeves. Each chapter offers a less-intimidating “mini” sweater sized for a child and a selection of adult women’s patterns in 12 sizes—24 sweater patterns in all, each building on the next, to ensure success with even the most complicated sweaters.

Knitting the Perfect Fit

Essential Fully Fashioned Shaping Techniques for Designer Results

Author: Melissa Leapman

Publisher: Potter Craft

ISBN: 0307965724

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 160

View: 646

This is the first book that delves deeply into easily mastered techniques that can be used to adapt and customise any project. Knitting the Perfect Fit is an invaluable guide for anyone interested in learning and perfecting shaping details in their knitting. Acclaimed designer and teacher Melissa Leapman distills one of her most in-demand workshops into an authoritative guide that will help knitters understand how designer details and shaping actually work. From a variety of necklines and arm details to different trompe l'oeil shaping techniques that offer a more slimming and flattering look to any garment no matter your body type. Each technique is thoroughly explained with tips and exercised and then showcased in 21 appealing projects that allow knitters to practise their new skills.

Romantic Hand Knits

26 Flirtatious Designs that Flatter Your Figure

Author: Annie Modesitt

Publisher: Three Rivers Press

ISBN: 9780307346964

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 143

View: 9917

Showcases twenty-five beautiful knitting projects inspired by the designs of the past, from a summer slip dress inspired by a vintage lace camisole to a corset-inspired, elegant fitted top, in an illustrated volume that features complete step-by-step instructions, detailed patterns, and tips and techniques for adapting each design for a perfect fit. 20,000 first printing.

Knits That Fit

Instructions, Patterns, and Tips for Getting the Right Fit

Author: Potter Craft (Firm)

Publisher: Three Rivers Press

ISBN: 0307586669

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 143

View: 4455

A collection of customizable knitted top patterns features contributions by such leading names as Annie Modesitt, Sally Melville and Amy R. Singer and shares strategies for enabling aesthetic and comfortable results in accordance with body size and type. Original.

Knitting Plus

Mastering Fit + Plus-Size Style + 15 Projects

Author: Lisa Shroyer

Publisher: Interweave

ISBN: 9781596682375

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 176

View: 9647

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.

Knitting Pattern Essentials

Adapting and Drafting Knitting Patterns for Great Knitwear

Author: Sally Melville

Publisher: Clarkson Potter

ISBN: 0307965570

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 224

View: 507

Guides knitters on how to properly modify or create a pattern, including calculating personal measurements; creating a pattern from an existing garment; and shaping a variety of necklines, sides, sleeves, and hemlines.

Knit, Swirl!

Uniquely Flattering One Piece, One Seam Swirl Jackets

Author: Sandra McIver

Publisher: Seastack

ISBN: 9780981985916

Category: Knitting

Page: 207

View: 9045

Sandra McIver presents 18 designs based on the innovative one piece, one seam circular constructions she calls a swirl.

My First Cardigan Workbook

Knit Your Way to Success with 8 Top-Down Cardigans

Author: Georgia Druen

Publisher: Annie's

ISBN: 9781596356252

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 64

View: 3018

Designed to be used as a self-guided tutorial, this book develops and improves knitting skills through quick-to-knit projects for baby cardigans. The small size of the baby sweater allows for more time spent learning the new skill with less time just plain knitting. Crafters can work through the sweaters in the order presented or make the basic pattern and jump straight to the technique that they most desire. The book is perfect for knitters who would like to progress from easy to intermediate projects—once the baby-sized options have been completed, the sweaters can be made in adult sizes.

Big Girl Knits

25 Big, Bold Projects Shaped for Real Women with Real Curves

Author: Jillian Moreno,Amy R. Singer

Publisher: Potter Craft

ISBN: 9780307586377

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 160

View: 3591

Big Girl Knits features twenty-five unique patterns for women size 14 and up. From flattering pullovers and sexy tees to sleek skirts and fun accessories, this book is overflowing with options for knitting up an entire wardrobe to compliment your shapely shape. Part knitting instruction, part fashion guide, Big Girl Knits is packed with expert advice to help you make the most of the three Bs: Boobs, Belly, and Butt. All the garments and accessories featured in the book are proportioned to fit and flatter a big girl’s body. Learn two fabulous adaptations to add to your knitting toolbox that you can apply to any sweater pattern. The book also features an easy-to-use measurement guide and tips to help you choose the right yarn, colors, and styles for you. From the Hardcover edition.

More Big Girl Knits

25 Designs Full of Color & Texture for Curvy Women

Author: Jillian Moreno,Amy R. Singer

Publisher: Clarkson Potter

ISBN: 0307353745

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 160

View: 2756

Presents knitting patterns specifically tailored for full-figured women and, includes knitting instruction, style and fashion tips, and directions for a variety of garments and accessories.

Knits to Fit and Flatter

Author: Jane Ellison

Publisher: David & Charles

ISBN: 9780715331460

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 128

View: 6892

A collection of 16 stylish knitwear designs for flattering cardigans, sweaters, tank tops, shrugs, camisoles, wraps and gilets that can make you look your best.

The Twisted Sisters Knit Sweaters

Author: Lynne Vogel

Publisher: Interweave

ISBN: 9781931499699

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 144

View: 9511

Adapting basic sweater patterns for personal preferences and measurements is the focus of this step-by-step guidebook that helps knitters refashion knitting schematics. The designs, illustrations, and photos demonstrate how to adjust patterns to different styles so that any knitter can customize sweater patterns into unique creations. Challenging projects--ranging from sweaters and vests to pullovers and jackets--and easy-to-follow instructions illustrate the basic elements of sweater design to inspire knitters at all levels. Learning how to fit the bodice; change yarns, proportions, neckline styles, sleeve length, and color and stitch patterns; and add collars and edgings will give knitters the confidence to alter any pattern to meet their needs.

Knitwear Design Workshop

A Comprehensive Guide to Handknits

Author: Shirley Paden

Publisher: Interweave

ISBN: 1596685123

Category: Clothing and dress measurements

Page: 345

View: 7425

From the initial spark of inspiration to the sewing of the last seam, this advanced manual to knitwear design provides knitters with the foundation to take their projects to the next level. The five exceptional projects demonstrate the level of uniqueness and beauty that can be achieved with these expert techniques and how to achieve the elusive "perfect fit" that defines a successful end product. Knitters will gain a clearer understanding of commercial pattern instructions, improve their attention to detail with a meaningful test swatch, and acquire a stronger knowledge of proper body and garment measurements.

The Knitting Experience

Book 2: The Purl Stitch

Author: Sally Melville

Publisher: Xrx Books

ISBN: 9781893762145

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 144

View: 9072

Teaches the techniques of knitting, including materials, equipment, stitches, increasing and decreasing, and preventing and fixing mistakes, and includes patterns for dozens of projects.

Plus Size Cardis to Crochet

Complete Instructions for 5 Projects

Author: Margaret Hubert

Publisher: Creative Publishing int'l

ISBN: 1589237692

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 32

View: 4470

DIVIt’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./div

Knitted Tanks & Tunics

21 Crisp, Cool Designs for Sleeveless Tops

Author: Angela Hahn

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 081176754X

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 144

View: 9223

Knit cool, breezy tanks for the warm spring and summer months with 21 patterns for a variety of tops, from lacy camisoles to layering tanks to tunics with stylish details. With no sleeves to add, these tops knit up fast. From simple styles to lace, texture, cables, pleats, and mesh accents, there is something for every level of knitter. And with detailed instructions, it's easy to follow along and make any of the pieces. Knit in cool yarns of bamboo, cotton, linen, silk, or rayon, these are pieces you will enjoy wearing all summer long!