“New American Knits” (Interweave/F+W/$24.99) by Amy Christoffers, designer of the Savory Knitting patterns, is a wonderful collection of “classic sportswear patterns” that might just take you down memory lane if you’ve ever worn casual close-fitting sweaters, and who hasn’t?
Featured patterns include cardigans, pullovers, a shrug, a wrap, hats, fingerless gloves, a cowl, a hooded zip-up sweater, a turtleneck and more, all just in time for the cold months ahead. The sporty sweaters make the perfect top for your favorite pair of jeans.
The easy-to-follow patterns include illustrations for garment construction and, if necessary, graphs for either pattern or colorwork..
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