Knitwear Design Workshop: A Comprehensive Guide to Handknits
Now in paperback, Shirley Paden’s bestselling book Knitwear Design Workshop is the perfect knitting resource.This book explores the various techniques involved in designing handknitted garments with a perfect individual fit. Knitters at all levels who want to go beyond blindly following... show more
Now in paperback, Shirley Paden’s bestselling book Knitwear Design Workshop is the perfect knitting resource.This book explores the various techniques involved in designing handknitted garments with a perfect individual fit. Knitters at all levels who want to go beyond blindly following commercial pattern instructions will fall in love (all over again) with Knitwear Design Workshop, which pays special attention to knitters who would want to design their own traditional garments, stunning works of wearable art, experiment with garment shaping, write commercial patterns, or simply want to understand how to make minor modifications to commercial patterns. Conveniently, there are no prerequisites for using this book; instead, beginning with the first chapter, readers are guided through the different phases of the design process starting with the initial inspiration followed by a summary of the key design elements.Every step of the design process is detailed and illustrated for clarity and readers will enjoy instructions for four garments, used to illustrate the steps for designing and knitting garments that fit. With open arms and creative minds, welcome back—again—this gorgeous paperback edition of Knitwear Design Workshop.
Publish date: March 1st 2010
Publisher: Interweave Press
Pages no: 344
Edition language: English
I bought this book for the patterns. It turns out this is a bit like saying you bought The Diary of Ann Frank for the sex.WELL I DIDN'T KNOW!!! It's a knitting book. It is not entirely unreasonable to expect it to have knitting patterns in it.Not only that, it is full of calculus and difficult maths...
First, this is NOT just a pattern book. Think of it more as an upper level course in The Math of Knitting. OH! NO! I said the “M” word!!!!Like a lot of people, I grew up being told that “Girls Don’t Do Math”. Yes, it is stupid, unconscionable and deadly to the female psyche, but growing up where I d...