Ann Budd, best-selling author of “The Knitter’s Handy Book of Patterns” and “The Knitter’s Handy Book of Sweater Patterns,” now has another book to add to her long list of knitting books. Her latest is “The Knitter’s Handy Book of Top-Down Sweaters, Basic Designs in Multiple Sizes and Gauges” (Interweave Books/$29.95).
The spiral-bound book offers a range of patterns for basic sweaters, some with unique stitch details and others designed almost entirely of stockinette and rib stitches. Five basic designs are featured (circular yoke, raglan, modified-drop shoulder, set-in sleeve and saddle shoulder), however, unlike most sweater patterns, these are all knitted from the top down, and each pattern is presented in 15 sizes, with a chest/back measurement from 26-54 inches.
The book’s glossary and chart instructions makes following the patterns easy for knitters of all skill levels, from beginners to advanced.
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