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Seamless (or Nearly Seamless) Knits Paperback – May 17, 2011
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The photographs are large and easy to see the nuances of each pattern. Some of the patterns are simple garter, stockinette and reverse stockinette. There are also cable, entrelac and textured designs.
All the designs are given girls names. Patti is an easy quick to knit cardigan with a small seam at the underarm. It is a simple long sleeved "V" neck closed by three buttons close together, just below the "V". Deb is also an easy pattern. It is a smart looking simple garter-stitch sleeveless vest, with a collar and one button closure. I have also seen this pattern of hers in a doll size version. Another quick knit is Perri, a tunic-length vest. This is worked side by side in the knit stitch.
The patterns range from sporty to casual and dressy. There are sweaters for all four seasons. Whether this is your first sweater or you have a closet full of handmade sweaters, you will find yourself taking a second look at these patterns.
Especially if finishing work is not your style, this one is for you. --Paula Moliver, Hartford Knitting Examiner
About the Author
Andra Knight-Bowman learned to knit at the age of seven in a small farming community in Ohio. After marrying the man of her dreams and moving to Tennessee, she was so inspired by the scenery, mountains, and changing seasons that she found herself knitting and designing constantly. She is now the owner of her own shop, Knits & Pearls, which she opened in 2004. She thrives on helping her students discover the joys of knitting.
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Top Customer Reviews
Something that's different in this book vs. other sweater knitting books I've read is that there is no waist shaping on any of the sweaters. That may be a disadvantage for some knitters who like their sweaters more fitted. However, I'm beginning to think that at least for me, worsted-weight projects look better without the waist shaping. It probably depends a lot both on your personal taste and your body type. (I'm petite and curvy, and I feel like the the waist shaping makes worsted-weight sweaters look more bulky on me.)
I will definitely be making more patterns from this book. And I might use the side-to-side sweater idea to do a little designing of my own. These sweaters are based on a front and back panel, each of which is knit side-to-side, then joined at the shoulders with a 3-needle bind-off. You then pick up and knit all around the sides and shoulder in a U shape. You do a little more side-to-side knitting, then join the side seams using the 3-needle bind off from the bottom up until where the sleeves will be. Then you continue knitting the sleeves in the round.Read more ›
Even though I did match the gauge and the yarn size,it is really boxy and big.
It still looks great and people love it when I wear it.
It is fun to knit from this book because you work on large rectangles which get connected into a sweater with a huge side to side section and then the collar and sleeves get picked up and knitted last.
I really enjoyed three needle bind off as she uses it here. The side seams are three needle bind off, not just the shoulders.
I may still knit a Patti sweater.
I recommend it for the learning and the different approach to sweater construction. The fit not so much.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Has errors in the instruction section, not happy. Great for ideas but too expensive just for that. Expect more from an instruction book.Published 3 months ago by D. ASHBERY
Although I would consider my knitting as intermediate, I don't have a lot of experience sewing the seams and don't enjoy that part. Read morePublished 3 months ago by L. Lee
I think this book would be a lot more useful if the author listed the yarn weight in the instructions. Read morePublished 11 months ago by lainey
Having a great time with this book! I'm on my 4th pattern so far. Each has quite a bit of interest in the pattern design or coloration, yet is easy to knit. Read morePublished 11 months ago by sdp
Have made 3 projects from this book and found instructions to be easy to understand.Published 13 months ago by Bruce D. Clark
I looked thru the book. It seems to be informative and simple to follow.Published 13 months ago by happyin0420