Stitching a sweater is a rite of passage for knitters. It means your skills are advanced enough that you can read and follow a pattern, understand the shaping and sizing involved, and have the stamina to actually finish the project. But finding sweater patterns that aren't boxy, ugly, or outdated can be a challenge, and even then, the directions are often so complicated and confusing knitters don't even want to cast on. Idiot's Guides: Knitting Sweaters is a clear and colorful guide that offers 20 chic and stylish patterns for knitting pullovers, cardigans, shrugs, and more, all featuring easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions and hundreds of inspirational color photos. In it, you get:20 stylish sweater patterns for various skill levels, from newer knitters to more experienced stitchers.
Tips for understanding yarn weights, choosing the best yarn for a sweater, and calculating how much is needed.
Easy advice on shaping and sizing for the most figure-flattering finished sweaters.
Pointers on casting on, binding off, assembly, and finishing techniques.
Lessons on stitching sleeves, necklines, collars, hoods, pockets, and more.
Guidance on reading charts, understanding gauge, and avoiding common pitfalls.
Adorable sweater patterns for babies, toddlers, and children.
Fun and funky, sophisticated, and cozy classic sweaters for women.
Masculine patterns for pullovers and jackets for men.