Myra Woods introduces the pure fun of knitting with strips and
modules, creative short rows, crazy quilt pieces, and freeform shapes. This template-based approach frees you to become involved in the creative process. Because
this is not a math-dependent approach, 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. •
The template approach makes it easy to combine sizes, say a small back
and medium front for a fuller bust. Or add flare to the side panels for
wider hips. • Now all you need to do is cover the template with
knitting. Whether you follow one of Myra's patterns (good basic recipes
that encourage experimentation or take off on your own, the piece will
work. • 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 any direction.
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 for all your little bags—tote,
pouch, envelope, or paper bag style—complete with various ways to
stabilize the knitting. • Multi-gauge sleeve instructions so long and short sleeves can be added to any template with no math.
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