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Author: Melissa Leapman
Binding: Hardcover, Concealed Spiral
Pages: 264 Pages
Read Reviews (1):
4.000000 out of 5 stars

6000+ Pullover Possibilities

$14.97 40% off
Retail: $24.95

Knitters will be spoiled for choice with Melissa Leapman's 6000+ Pullover Possibilities. Inside, the prolific author and knitwear designer takes the most basic pullover sweater pattern and shows knitters how to customize it using every possible sleeve, neckline, or body shape in yarn weights from Super Fine to Bulky and from sizes XS to 4XL. The result is more than 6,000 interchangeable sweater combinations to fit every need and personal preference! From saddle shoulder long sleeves to raglan bell sleeves, scoop necks to Henley plackets, or straight silhouettes to empire waistlines, knitters will be delighted to have so many design possibilities available in one book. Edge treatments, pocket options, and finishing instructions are also included for the most personalizable approach to sweater making ever published. Never before has there been such a comprehensive sweater pattern book on the market. Step-by-step instructions, easy-to-read charts, and brightly-colored individual sample pieces are all efficiently combined for an easy-to-follow guide to giving any knitted pullover pattern a personal touch.
Item No. 33313

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4 out of 5 stars

Based on the title and description, I bought this book expecting a comprehensive guide on a lot of sweater possibilities. It certainly does contain that, but it is missing a few aspects that I was hoping for. What it does include: - Instructions for various yarn weights, gauges, and garment sizes. - Instructions for body shape, sleeve attachments (& lengths), necklines. - Instructions on how to make a few different pockets, how to attach zippers, how to seam, various edges, and many other tips. Now, for the limitations: First, all the instructions are for sweaters knit flat, bottom-up. The author explains her preference for this type of construction (side seams provide stability), but you should be aware of this in case you were hoping for instructions on top-down sweaters, or sweaters knit in the round. The instructions are all for stockinette stitch. They should work for stranded colourwork too, but the book doesn't address cables at all (besides a couple of cabled edge). Since cables pull the work tighter, it can affect the gauge, so I was hoping for some guidance on that. Also not sure how well these directions would translate to lace, which I assume would fit looser. The book should still be useful for cabled/lace sweaters: it does give you instructions on how to swatch and gives instructions according to the gauge, but it might take a lot of work to plan and swatch for a complicated cable pattern. The book never mentions sex/gender, but the models were all female, and I get the sense that the instructions were written with women in mind based on the descriptions. This is less important to me, as I don't see any reason why the same principles wouldn't apply to sweaters for men. But I figured it was worth mentioning. Finally, the book is very big, and takes up a lot of space on my bookshelf. Not a big deal, but FYI.