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jpen
« on: August 16, 2006 12:08:50 PM »


I'm looking to start designing my own patterns!  I recently checked out A Knitter's Guide to Sweater Design by Carmen Michaelson and Mary-Ann Davis from the library.  It is wonderful... and out of print.  I'm going back to school in a few weeks and sadly *sniff* have to return The Guide.

Does anyone have any good recommendations for other 'help this bimbo design her own raglans while she pretends to be a knitting guru books?

Thanks so much! 
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amey
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2006 12:21:55 PM »

FWIW, there are dinged up used copies available thru amazon (i don't know what your budget might be like), and one on ebay with no bids yet, but the auction ends in 6 days.

~amey
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candikaneiscrafty
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2006 01:05:09 PM »

Knitting For the Top is my favortie and depending on what you do no seams! there is many styles including raglans, set in sleeves, saddle shoulder sweaters and more.
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« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2006 02:43:42 AM »

Sweater Design in Plain English by Maggie Righetti is an absolute must have. It's 300 some pages of great information, tips, and all the math you'll ever need to adjust/create your perfect sweater!

In my opinion, this book is a requirement for anyone who wants to modify a commercial pattern or make one from scratch. She also has a great sense of humor, which makes her books enjoyable to read. She also includes basic anatomy lessons, like the neck rests on the body at an angle, etc.

You can find it at Amazon or your LYS.
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« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2006 05:01:54 AM »

I really like The Knitter's Handy Book of Sweater Patterns because of all the different variations that you have. It is relatively easy to use in the scheme of things.

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jpen
« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2006 04:15:57 PM »

yay! thank you so much guys!
(keep 'em coming!)
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« Reply #6 on: August 17, 2006 06:40:56 PM »

Sweater Design in Plain English by Maggie Righetti is an absolute must have. It's 300 some pages of great information, tips, and all the math you'll ever need to adjust/create your perfect sweater!

In my opinion, this book is a requirement for anyone who wants to modify a commercial pattern or make one from scratch. She also has a great sense of humor, which makes her books enjoyable to read. She also includes basic anatomy lessons, like the neck rests on the body at an angle, etc.

You can find it at Amazon or your LYS.
I just received my copy this week and was surprised at how much info it has. Great book
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