Seamless (or Nearly Seamless) Knits
is a new book out by Andra Knight-Bowman. If you like knitting sweaters, you will enjoy this book of 19 patterns. Many are simple yet striking and all have little to no finishing. The sweaters and one dress range from sizes small to 2x. The skill level is easy to experienced. Andra has patterns that build from the bottom up, top down and side to side.
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.