Wonderful sweater book
I just bought, from Amazon, another copy of the best sweater book I've ever used..I like it better, even, than Knitting Without Tears, the goodie by Elizabeth Zimmerman who started me out on sweaters many years ago....(my old copy of Workshop has just fallen apart). It's called THE SWEATER WORKSHOP, by Jacqueline Fee, and published by Interweave Press, Inc, of loveland Colorado. I cannot recommend this highly enough. I found it after I'd already knitted for years, but it is, by far, my favorite one, and the one I use the most. There is a bunch in the beginning, that an experienced knitter doesn't need...how tos.... but the rest is fab for a knitter of any level...if you are a novice and want to learn everything you need to know about knitting a sweater, then this is the book for you!!! The sweaters are knitted in the round, which is my favorite way of doing things...NO pearling or sewing parts together... YEA! ....and, no gauge to match. With this book you take a set of needles, any size, and knit a swatch with the yarn you plan to use. Then, you measure a sweater you have THAT FITS YOU. Using these measurements, and the GAUGE PAGE, with some simple math, you easily figure out how many stitches to cast on, etc. I HATE trying to make my stitches match someone else's gauge, and with this book, you don't need to. The back 3/4f of the book has patterns for lots of different styles of sweater, and the instructions are clear and easy to follow. If you want to try sweaters, this is THE book for you.