Sweater Design in Plain English

Step-by-Step Instructions for 13 Classic Sweaters

Maggie Righetti with Terri Shaw

St. Martin's Griffin/Thomas Dunne Books

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If you want to knit sweaters that look good and fit the way you want them to, let Sweater Design in Plain English come to your rescue.

In this latest edition, completely updated and revised for today’s knitter, Righetti and Shaw share their knitting know-how and good fashion sense. No matter what your knitting level you can overcome the fear of failure, avoid costly mistakes, and plan and create sweaters that really fit and look terrific—sweaters that will be worn for many years to come. Topics and techniques include:

  • Understanding the nature of yarn and pattern stitches
  • Choosing the most flattering color and design
  • Taking accurate body measurements
  • Estimating the amount of yarn you’ll need
  • How to alter printed patterns so they really fit
  • Start-to-finish instructions for 13 basic sweater designs that can be modified to make many variations
  • And much, much more!

    Each technique is illustrated with clear diagrams, sketches, or photographs. Complete with a new introduction, more photos and illustrations, and a personal-measurements record-keeping section, Sweater Design in Plain English takes the guesswork out of every creative knitting effort.

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    Maggie Righetti with Terri Shaw

    Maggie Righetti, a TNNA-certified knitting and crochet instructor, is the author of Knitting in Plain English and Crocheting in Plain English. Her neighbor and knitting buddy, Terri Shaw, is a retired teacher, lawyer, and nonprofit CEO. Maggie and Terri both live in Southern California.

    Maggie Righetti
    Terri Shaw

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    Sweater Design in Plain English
    Step-by-Step Instructions for 13 Classic Sweaters
    Maggie Righetti with Terri Shaw

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    St. Martin's Press
    St. Martin's Griffin/Thomas Dunne Books
    April 2011
    Trade Paperback
    ISBN: 9780312622916
    ISBN10: 0312622910
    7 1/2 x 9 1/4 inches, 432 pages, Includes 50 black-and-white photographs and 200 illustrations throughout
    $24.99
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