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Custom Knits 2: More Top-Down and Improvisational Techniques Hardcover – October 1, 2011
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About the Author
Wendy Bernard is the author of Custom Knits (STC Craft, 2008) and the creator of KnitandTonic.net. Her work has been published online by Knitty and Stitch Diva Studios, in Interweave Knits, Knitscene, and Yarn Forward magazines, and in several books, including Brave New Knits and STC Craft’s My Grandmother’s Knitting. She lives in Thousand Oaks, California.
Top Customer Reviews
FYI, the publisher has not yet listed any errata for the book. Too bad, 'cause I would've loved to knit this one for my mom.
This book just reminded me why I always try to borrow knitting books from the library before investing in them. This one will be going back before its due date and I will NOT be investing in it.
I love knitting books that empower me as a knitter and this one does just that! Whether it's knowing how to take someone else's pattern that I like and alter it to fit me and tweak it here or there or to be able to take yarn in hand and create something wonderful that fits the way I want it to and looks the way I want to is a skill I feel is essential in the process of being happy with my finished project. Wendy's first book started me off in the right direction. Her second book just loaded me up with many more tips, tricks and techniques to truly make it my own.
I LOVE the top down seamless philosphy of knitting. It just makes so much sense. Custom Knits 2 contains so much information as to why and, more importantly, HOW to take a sweater, turn it on it's head and work from the top down. Wendy even includes information on how to convert a bottom up pieced sweater into a top down seamless sweater!! Something I am sure I will use often!
It is really important to be able to understand what we need to do to get our knits to fit the way we want them to. Otherwise, why even bother knitting garments? No matter how well written a pattern is, there is no such thing as one size fits all. We are all different sizes and even if we have the same measurements around our bodies as the pattern calls for, we might be longer or shorter vertically. Or our bust might match the pattern size, but our hips are a completly different size than the pattern was written for.Read more ›
Will I use the patterns?
Are the patterns easy to read and knit?
Is the book a good resource?
The answer to all three questions is a resounding 'yes'.
I highly recommend this book
In short, I like the book, but it isn't my top ten of knitting books.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Lots of great info concerning customizing options and how tos. However, I wouldn't choose this if it's patterns you're after.Published 26 days ago by fletch
I've made four sweaters out of Wendy's book and look forward to making the others. Easy to read instructions and fun projects that I completed quickly.Published 11 months ago by Simona
Its all right. Really didn't see any patterns I would like to try.Will have to read more to say anymore. Sorry.Published on March 2, 2013 by Maria J Gilpatrick
This is a well thought-out, basic, knitting book. It is beautifully illustrated with interesting text. The technique is well documented. A good addition to a knitters library.Published on May 7, 2012 by B. Young