Myra Wood introduces the pure fun of knitting in parts: strips and modules, creative short rows, crazy-quilt pieces, and freeform shape that build off one another.
This template-based approach frees you to become involved in the creative
process. Because it is not math-dependent, your focus can be on yarn, color, and stitch.
From a simple bag to a full-blown sweater—as you fill in
your template, fit just happens: • Make your own life-size template using gridded Pellon and a permanent marker.
then check the fit. • All you need to do is cover the template with knitting. Whether you follow one of Myra's patterns (basic recipes that encourage experimentation) or take off on your own, the piece will work. • The template approach makes it easy to combine pattern sizes, say a small back and medium front for a fuller bust, or add flare to the panels for more ease at the hips. • You can choose a stitch for the whole piece or break it into sections. Mix and match techniques, stitches, and colors. Pick up stitches and truly knit in
Myra shares essential tips and tools:
• A table of pick-up rates and ratios that make
it easy to combine fabrics that may not have the same gauge.
• Step-by-step finishing instructions to turn your samples into handy bags—tote, pouch, envelope, or paper bag style—complete with
various ways to stabilize the knit fabric.
• Multi-gauge sleeve instructions let you add short or long sleeves to any template with no math.