Knitters will be spoiled for choice with Melissa Leapmans 6000 Pullover Possibilities Inside, the prolific author and knitwear designer takes the most basic pullover sweater pattern and shows knitters how to customize it using every possible sleeve, neckline, or body shape in yarn weights from Super Fine to Bulky and from sizes XS to 4XL The result is than 6,000 interchangeable sweater combinations to fit every need and personal preference From saddle shoulder long sleeves to raglan bell sleeves, scoop necks to Henley plackets, or straight silhouettes to empire waistlines, knitters will be delighted to have so many design possibilities available in one book Edge treatments, pocket options, and finishing instructions are also included for the most personalizable approach to sweater making ever published Never before has there been such a comprehensive sweater pattern book on the market Step by step instructions, easy to read charts, and brightly colored individual sample pieces are all efficiently combined for an easy to follow guide to giving any knitted pullover pattern a personal touch....
|Title||:||6000+ Pullover Possibilities: Interchangeable Options for Custom Knitted Sweaters|
|Publisher||:||Sixth Spi Lslf edition February 7, 2017|
|Number of Pages||:||264 pages|
|File Size||:||595 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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6000+ Pullover Possibilities: Interchangeable Options for Custom Knitted Sweaters Reviews
This book is a amazing. A lot of work went into organizing so many sweater combinations and sizes. Thumbing through it the first time I thought what did I get my self into, but then the light bulb went off. From figuring your gauge with a swatch to figuring your yardage to make the sweater of your choosing, the concept is genius. If you have only ever knit from a pattern where it may or may not have fit your exact specifications, yarn or gauge, or just played it my ear only to come up short or frustrated, this book is a learning tool for you. Think of it like a Betty Crocker Cook book for knitters. It gives you what you need to hone those sweater making skills. We all knit different, so finally a book that takes our uniqueness with our skill and makes it works.
Contents are good as what others have mentioned. For me, it's not quite a 5-star nor a 4-star because of the lack of consideration for the elderly readers.
I'm not a fan of this style pattern book, I have several and find them cumbersome to use. But I went ahead & ordered this one, and I'm happy I did. Of all the others I've looked at or purchased, this one has an AMAZING number of options. A real tour de force of pullover options.
Once you have this book, you won't need another pattern for a pullover. There are numerous versions of all the components -- including the shape, the neckline, and the sleeves -- which can be put together to create a one-of-a-kind garment. I think this is a must-have in any knitter's library.
This book has everything you need to customize your hand knit sweaters. It's almost overwhelming in it's attention to detail. It tends to be more of a "how-to" manual than a book, the technical details are exhaustive. But don't panic, just take it slow and the author will walk you through every step. It's the last sweater book you'll ever need to buy, (even though we both know, you'll buy more anyway).
There was a LOT of TIME and Patience put into this book. However, the more I looked through this book, the more I dislike its prescribed use for me in particular. You have to get the gauge. Mind me, this one has several to choose from. For me, it's just easier to knit for my gauge. No switching needles or changing that perfect yarn that you've already bought for your next masterpiece. I have learned more about the general shaping on sweaters just by reading her directions. So, in closing, four stars for the energy and time put into this one. For my personal use, two and a half stars.
There are other excellent knitting books with a choose-your-own format, but not with such extensive style options. This is by far the most comprehensive. It includes every type of sleeve cap, sleeve style, neckline and torso shaping in a huge range of sizes and knitting gauges. Neckline treatments include cowls and hoods as well as the standard crew, scoop, turtle neck and a variety of collars. There are also embellishment suggestions with instructions for hems and pockets.
Great reference book, and jumping-off point for designing your own sweater. It's pretty thoroughly written, and well-organized.