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Twisted Sisters Knit Sweaters

Twisted Sisters Knit Sweaters

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Yearning to use your handspun yarn in commercial knitting patterns? Need to resize a sweater pattern because it doesn’t fit? Say hello to The Twisted Sisters Knit Sweaters, a step-by-step workshop that teaches any knitter to easily adapt sweater patterns to his or her own measurements and chosen yarn.

The Twisted Sisters, a group of women in Oregon and Tennessee who delight in dyeing, spinning, knitting, and crocheting, illustrate how to adapt the same basic sweater pattern to many different styles, and introduce the elements of sweater design through increasingly challenging projects. These 10 projects, from sweaters, coats, and vests to pullovers and jackets, give the knitter confidence to alter commercially available patterns to their needs, even when they aren’t offered in their size. Learn to change yarns, proportions, neckline styles, sleeve length, color and stitch patterns, add collars and edgings, and much more.

Full of schematics, illustrations, and beautiful photography, this book will change the way you look at knitting sweaters!
Yearning to use your handspun yarn in commercial knitting patterns? Need to resize a sweater pattern because it doesn’t fit? Say hello to The Twisted Sisters Knit Sweaters, a step-by-step workshop that teaches any knitter to easily adapt sweater patterns to his or her own measurements and chosen yarn.

The Twisted Sisters, a group of women in Oregon and Tennessee who delight in dyeing, spinning, knitting, and crocheting, illustrate how to adapt the same basic sweater pattern to many different styles, and introduce the elements of sweater design through increasingly challenging projects. These 10 projects, from sweaters, coats, and vests to pullovers and jackets, give the knitter confidence to alter commercially available patterns to their needs, even when they aren’t offered in their size. Learn to change yarns, proportions, neckline styles, sleeve length, color and stitch patterns, add collars and edgings, and much more.

Full of schematics, illustrations, and beautiful photography, this book will change the way you look at knitting sweaters!

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Publish date: Sep 1, 2007
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08/21/2013

 
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a knit-to-ft workshop
 
Lynne Vogel
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the twisted sisters knit sweaters
 
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Boucle´ Boat Neck
 This ultra-simple pullover illustrates how easy it is to vary the look o the ClassicCrew. By choosing a handdyed bouclé yarn and knitting it at a loose gauge, I cre-ated an airy, drapey sweater that’s both casual and elegant. This sweater ollowsthe instructions or the up-and-down basic sweater, but with a boat-neck variation(that requires no neckline shaping). Textured yarns, such as this bouclé, look greatknitted on larger needles, producing a abric that is light o hand. The standardgauge or this yarn is 4 stitches per inch on size 9 (5.5 mm) needles, which wouldbe great or a dense jacket or skirt. To get the drapey abric I wanted in this over-sized sweater, I used size 10
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(6.5 mm) needles at a gauge o just 3 stitches perinch. The resulting abric is airy without being sheer.
Designer Notes
I handpainted our 6-ounce skeins o kid mohair bouclérom Ashland Bay in our diferent coordinating colorways,each successive colorway having an increasing amounto peacock blue. I balanced the “composition” by knittinglarge areas o diferent sizes in diferent colorways. For apainterly efect, I smoothed the transition between col-orways by knitting 2 rows o each color or several inches.Because the colorways had so many similar colors, thesetransitional stripes are not obvious. I used the skeins withthe least amount o peacock blue at the hem and cufs(the smallest area) and worked to the neck and shoulderline with successively bluer skeins so that most o the bril-liant color rames the ace.

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Another terrific How-to book by the Twisted Sisters. I haven't tried any of their techniques yet but I read this book from cover to cover at least twice! I love the way they have beginners to experienced knitters work a sweater based upon a common shape or technique. I hope they do another one with other shapes or fibres. I love this approach to fitting.
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