The Art of Seamless Knitting

The Art of Seamless Knitting

Simona Merchant-Dest

Language: English

Pages: 184

ISBN: 1596687886

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


Go beyond the basics! Learn how to convert flat patterns to circular techniques with 12 classic, beautiful projects suitable for all ages.

With The Art of Seamless Knitting, take your knowledge of top-down, bottom-up, and seamless knitting to a higher level by adapting lace, cable, and color patterns to circular knitting and shaping techniques. The book delves deep, showing different modes of construction and stitch pattern adaptations for seamless (or nearly-seamless) knits while also offering a sophisticated collection of elegant and timeless designs that knit up quickly, give a custom fit, and do not require sewing.

The Art of Seamless Knitting is the go-to hands-on reference book that will be a staple in any knitter's library.

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garment, you’ll need to consider the difference in gauge and figure a way to perform all the shaping decreases and increases while maintaining pattern integrity. Before you jump into this type of design, read about gauge (page 29), charts (page 14), and shaping in the type of stitch pattern you’ve chosen (see Chapters Three, Four, and Five). Combining Stitch Patterns It’s always best to combine patterns that have similar gauges. But, it’s possible to use the differences to your advantage.

the Kitchener stitch to join the fronts to the back along the sleeves and shoulders. SET-IN-SLEEVE STYLE Mark the underarm stitches—usually about 1" to 4" (2.5 to 10 cm) in width—centered over each side “seam.” Beginning at the center front, work to the marked stitches at the right side “seam,” bind off the marked stitches, work across the back to the next set of marked stitches, bind off the marked stitches, then work to the center front. The body is now divided into a right front, back,

Shape Shoulders Keeping in patt, work short-rows (see Glossary) as foll: SHORT-ROW 1: (RS) Work in patt to last 5 (5, 6, 6, 7, 7) sts, wrap next st, turn work. SHORT-ROW 2: (WS) Work in patt to last 5 (5, 6, 6, 7, 7) sts, wrap next st, turn work. SHORT-ROWS 3 AND 4: Work in patt to last 10 (10, 12, 12, 14, 14) sts, wrap next st, turn work. SHORT-ROWS 5 AND 6: Work in patt to last 15 (15, 18, 18, 21, 21) sts, wrap next st, turn work. NEXT 2 ROWS: Work in patt to end of row, working wraps

the gauge of your new patterns and adjust needle size if necessary to achieve the correct measurements. HEART EIFFEL TOWER Brioche Hat and Fingerless Gloves The combination of three stitch patterns—textured little waves, brioche, and a stockinette cable—makes this hat and fingerless gloves interesting to knit and stylish to wear. Because there is a difference in row gauges, the cable pattern is a bit longer and forms an attractive “dip” along the edge. This design demonstrates

with yarn in back wyf with yarn in front yd yard(s) yo yarnover * repeat starting point * * repeat all instructions between asterisks ( ) alternate measurements and/or instructions [ ] work instructions as a group a specified number of times Bind-Offs Standard Bind-Off Knit the first stitch, *knit the next stitch (two stitches on right needle), insert left needle tip into first stitch on right needle (Figure 1) and lift this stitch up and over the second

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