Tutorial from Knitting Pattern Essentials by Sally Melville
Regardless of skill level, every knitter knows there are many times when a time-invested project doesn’t live up to expectations.
Newer knitters often follow published patterns without question—patterns that may not be well-written, patterns for garments that bear no resemblance to the clothes they actually wear.
More experienced knitters may find themselves wanting to liberate themselves from published patterns and create their own designs. But how do you create the garments that look and feel best?
In Knitting Pattern Essentials, acclaimed instructor and author Sally Melville redefines how a knitter approaches a sweater. Sally distills her many years of expertise into this guide, revealing the ins and outs of creating or modifying a garment pattern so the finished project looks and fits just the way you want it to.
Each element of a pattern—from necklines to finishing—is covered in detail, with easy to follow illustrations. The garment elements can then be combined in an endless array of design possibilities.
In the below excerpt, Sally explains that the best place to start creating or modifying a pattern is by copying a garment you love.
So review Sally’s master tips, choose your favorite yarns, colors, and stitch patterns, and get started bringing your vision to life.
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Knitting Pattern Essentials
Adapting and Drafting Knitting Patterns for Great Knitwear
Written by Sally Melville
Category: Crafts & Hobbies - Knitting
On Sale: March 26, 2013