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The Art of Seamless Knitting

3.68  ·  Rating Details ·  97 Ratings  ·  12 Reviews
Go beyond the basics! Learn how to convert flat patterns to circular techniques with 12 classic, beautiful projects suitable for all ages.

With The Art of Seamless Knitting, take your knowledge of top-down, bottom-up, and seamless knitting to a higher level by adapting lace, cable, and color patterns to circular knitting and shaping techniques. The book delves deep, showing
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Paperback, 184 pages
Published May 21st 2013 by Interweave Press
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Carrie
Feb 11, 2016 Carrie rated it it was ok
This book covers seamless knitting, wherein garments are knit in one piece, typically in the round. It first goes into some detail about the various types of seamless sleeves and collars you can create from both bottom-up and top-down knitting. It also talks about how to read charts, and gives general tips about knitting in the round, adding ease to clothing, and checking gauge. In addition, in each section, the book describes general tips for the type of knitting to be done (lace, cables, and t ...more
penny shima glanz
Feb 12, 2014 penny shima glanz rated it liked it
Seamless knitting is a technique that appeals to many knitters as they either don't like seaming or don't think they'd actually get around to knitting the front and the back. It provides a different fit and requires different instructions for shaping, especially when incorporating different stitch patterns.

This book includes a very well written education section that offers useful tips for learning how to modify patterns to be seamless, making things fit, and for shaping in lace, cables, and ot
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Anne Hawn Smith
Apr 25, 2014 Anne Hawn Smith rated it it was amazing
This is one of the best knitting books I have. While the title indicates that the sweaters will be as nearly seamless as possible, it also deals extensively with increasing and decreasing as a method of making a perfect fit. There are excellent chapters about increasing and decreasing in pattern, including lace. Methods of shaping also include darts, knitting with different sized needles and incorporating bust increases and waist decreases as a design element in the garment. There are loads of i ...more
Carolyn Amundson
Covers a lot of ground, kindle patterns don't work

This book covers a lot of ground: a few patterns, explanations of knitting to avoid seams (in the round either bottom up or top down for a pullover and knitting in one piece either bottom up or top down for a cardigan -- no steeks), managing stitch designs (lace, cables, symmetrical, asymmetrical, increases, and decreases), switching, gauge, and three techniques for avoiding jogs. Other than learning that a front should be about 1/2" narrower tha
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Bettie☯
Oct 22, 2013 Bettie☯ rated it liked it
Blurb: Go beyond the basics! Learn how to convert flat patterns to circular techniques with 12 classic, beautiful projects suitable for all ages.

With The Art of Seamless Knitting, take your knowledge of top-down, bottom-up, and seamless knitting to a higher level by adapting lace, cable, and color patterns to circular knitting and shaping techniques. The book delves deep, showing different modes of construction and stitch pattern adaptations for seamless (or nearly-seamless) knits while also off
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Leslie
Sep 17, 2013 Leslie rated it it was amazing
I have rarely seen a book with such excellent and thorough information. I've actually bought this one as it has at least 6 items in it that I want to knit! The pictures are beautiful and the drawings are extremely helpful. That said, this is not a book for a brand new knitter or someone who is intimidated by charts. Love it, and can really see the techniques in it being useful for years to come.
Kate
Oct 15, 2013 Kate rated it liked it
This book probably would be great for people who are interested in creating their own knitting patterns. I just like to take a pattern and knit it. There were a couple of cute patterns in here, most I didn't really like. Many looked really intricate (I'm one who likes using really chunky yarn so it knits up faster!). I like the idea of a sweater you don't have to sew together at the end... I just wish there had been more patterns I liked.
Dana *
Aug 01, 2013 Dana * rated it really liked it
Shelves: fiber, 2013
While the introduction was very thorough, repeating similar directions again and again for different body styles, it seemed to forget to tell you what to do with the underarm stitches sitting on a stitch holder. Just a small observation. A good book for reference as you learn to do this design yourself, or there are several decent projects in the book.
Tonileg
Oct 22, 2014 Tonileg marked it as to-read
Shelves: knitting-crafts
I've had this on my amazon wish list for some time and no one has had pity enough to buy this for me so it comes to no surprise when I found a copy at the library that I quickly added it to my pile.


183 pages and borrowed from the library but will be adding to my knitting book collection
5 stars!
Johanna
Dec 27, 2013 Johanna rated it liked it
Shelves: non-fiction, crafting
I read through most of this while I wasn't working on a seamless knitting project, which made it a bit of an odd read. I think it will be a valuable reference guide the next time I *am* working on that kind of project though.
Kathleen
Nov 02, 2013 Kathleen rated it liked it
Good for those wanting to crest their own patterns (some day when I have time maybe). It only has a few patterns in it that I'm interested in making.
Mckinley
Jul 11, 2014 Mckinley rated it liked it
A great idea but I'm wondering if my skill level is up to it. Sizing tips too. Patterns for lace, cable and textured patterns.

(Cabled top, textured top and hat with gloves)
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