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!
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 creator of the popular blog Knit and Tonic introduces twenty-five original designs for sweaters of all kinds, along with variations of each pattern that allow the knitter to make easy alterations to suit individual body type and style preferences, and offers detailed instructions for easy-to-understand techniques for customizing patterns and improvising along the way.
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.
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.
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
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!
DIVSwitch up your handbag style as often as you want! Notable Knit Handbags is a pattern-filled booklet that takes you step-by-step into how to knit six different styles of handbags, from evening to messenger, to tote. No matter what your look, you’ll find a project suited to your style. You’ll even learn how to knit in the round and embellish with needle felting./div
This updated second edition of The Granny Square Book features 25 brand new squares, and 25 all-new projects to make. Beginners welcome! Margaret Hubert makes learning to crochet easy. Since it was first published in 2011, The Granny Square Book has instructed and inspired more than 70,000 crocheters to make and create beautiful, stylish projects with these classic motifs. Now designer and author Margaret Hubert has updated her bestselling and beloved book to include 25 additional crochet squares (for a total of 100!) and 25 all-new projects to make, wear, and give. Margaret shows the evolution of the granny square, how it can be used and interpreted in different ways with different yarns, and how today's crocheter can design her own projects using the granny squares of her choice with the yarn choices of today. Among the designs are accessories (headbands, bags, and jewelry); garments (vests, jackets, and tops); and decorative items and gifts (afghans, pillows, and a sweater set for baby). The Granny Square Book, Second Edition, offers crocheters at all skill levels more, and more to love about, this timeless motif.