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Stitches for Tailored Knits - PDF

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Stitches for Tailored Knits - PDF

Every time you see Jean Frost, she is sporting a new hand-knit jacket. The colors and silhouettes are classic, the fabrics feel and look great—worked in yummy fibers, with a stable yet supple hand. Her jackets feature fabric interest, simple and effective details, and great buttons. Jean's personal wardrobe inspired this collection. Now it can inspire your own wardrobe of jackets.

To turn these well-chosen stitches into successful garments, just follow the basic instructions. But when you see how a pattern can be transformed—by adding a second or third color, fiber, or yarn—the fun rally begins.

Your idea of knitting a swatch will change forever. No longer a routine task, swatching comes into its own as one of the most exciting and creative parts of your knitting life. You can design your own knit fabrics!

Most of these stitches are easy to knit and, due to their small scale, easy to use. Techniques are clearly illustrated. Useful tips explain the when, why, and how of adding edge stitches for easy and perfect finishing, using directional fabrics effectively, and getting the most from your swatch.

The bonus? This multi-color, multi-yarn approach also makes for great stash knitting.

We are pleased to offer this amazing book in rich Portable Document Format (PDF)which includes bookmarking, internal page links, and high-res images & charts (so you can print pages and/or sections as you see fit).

For best results, we recommend using Acrobat Reader (a free application from Adobe
) as a desktop application for viewing and printing. You can also transfer this PDF to your tablet and enjoy all of the same functionality using one of many apps (like iBooks in the iOS).

Note: This PDF is 117 Mb. We reduced it as much as we could without sacrificing necessary quality. This PDF requires Acrobat Reader 5 or higher to take advantage of all features.

This digital edition in rich Portable Document Format (PDF) updated on April 1, 2016.

You can learn more about this book and look at the project images at

Stitches for Tailored Knits - PDF
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