- Paperback: 144 pages
- Publisher: Potter Craft (April 26, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0307586669
- ISBN-13: 978-0307586667
- Product Dimensions: 8.6 x 0.4 x 10.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,601,210 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Knits that Fit: Instructions, Patterns, and Tips for Getting the Right Fit Paperback – April 26, 2011
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At the same time, there are a few caveats that the prospective purchaser should consider: (1) all of the patterns have been published before. The back of the book lists sources for most of them, including "Runway Knits," "Romantic Knits" and "Knits Three Ways." In addition, most of the technical material has been published before, including a portion on plus-size fitting that is taken from the "Big Girl Knits" series by Jillian Moreno and Amy Singer. There's nothing wrong with that but I think purchasers like to know this before buying a book so they can decide if they already own some or all of the patterns and text that is being recycled. (2) the section on fit has some omissions, including the important issue of sleeve styles (e.g., set-in vs. raglan vs. drop) and a detailed discussion of bust alterations. Both can have a great impact on how a sweater fits.Read more ›
The next hundred pages or so? They're patterns for different sweaters-pullovers, cardigans, and short-sleeved tops and they are all nice patterns. Some are more traditional. Some are trendy. Some are classic. Some are unique. Some are comfy. NICE patterns, with a nice variety of "type." This isn't surprising considering that they come from a variety of designers like Sally Melville, Lily Chin, Annie Modesitt, and Berta Karapetyan-each of whom is enormously talented and widely published as a designer. It's not a surprise that their patterns for this book are all sweaters you'd be proud to wear. But ... about that "widely-published" thing they mention on the back.
All of the patterns have been published before. It's essentially a Greatest Hits collection with highlights from some of the earlier books which you might already have. Which books? Big Girl Knits, More Big Girl Knits, Knits Three Ways, Mother-Daughter Knits, Romantic Hand Knits, and Runway Knits. If you already own all of them, you'll have to decide if one really useful chapter on how to customize your sweaters is worth duplicating the patterns.
Considering the book is geared towards customizing, I expected to see sidebars or notes with each pattern, suggesting places it would be easiest to make adjustments, but there are none.Read more ›
There are a couple of Lily Chins besides these, can't see the pics, and a lovely cardi by Mary WEaver plus a top by her I can't see. But I can't buy a book for one cardi and two possibles. Pity, looked like this had good tips. What a let down!
I would say this is VERY worth it if you don't have Runway Knits, or the book by the Melville mother and daughter team - can't remember the name - as their patterns are cute too and very wearable. The cover is by the daughter. The mother's are more conservative. If you don't have these books, then this is a good buy. If you do - well, figure it out.
I am going to give it three stars on the basis of the tips I could see. Definitely not 5, altho the designs are nice - because they are definitely 90% (if not more) NOT originals.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Well written book with easy to understand patterns. Great photography. Recommend to anyone who is looking to expand their knitted sweater skills.Published on February 10, 2014 by D Sheridan
This book has great tips and some nice patterns. A good reference for knitters who want that perfect garment that looks professional.Published on January 5, 2013 by Fara
This book takes you from mystified to expert on every page. Very highly recommended to everyone wishing to make sure that all the garments that they spend many,many hours creating,... Read morePublished on October 25, 2011 by Hollydog
This book advocates never using chunky yarn for sweaters as they are bulky and that one should use chunky yarn for scarves instead. Read morePublished on October 12, 2011 by MaggieZee
Some of pattern are free online
I don't understand HUM........
If i knew it i would not buy this book