Finish-free Knits

Finish-free Knits

No-sew Garments in Classic Styles

Book - 2012
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"Imagine knitting a beautiful sweater without the stressful obstacles of sewing, seaming, and grafting. Welcome to Knitwear designer Kristen TenDyke's world of Finish-Free Knits! While exploring these 20 designs, you will discover stitch-free solutions to previously frustrating obstacles needed to finish a design. Kristen will teach you to knit sweaters with no assembly required. Through clever planning and some simple techniques, the projects in Finish-Free Knits are shaped and joined during knitting- without sacrificing the pockets, button bands, shaped collars, and more that is accomplished in most designs by sewing together separate pieces. In addition, learn how to convert patterns from flat to circular, shape armholes, join pieces as you go, use short-rows for shaping, and more. Once these stress-free finishing techniques are learned, you will enjoy the freedom to apply variations of each method in projects beyond the book. With Finish-Free Knits you can avoid the dreaded "Some Assembly Required" phrase forever. "-- Provided by publisher.
"For knitters who like to knit--not to sew--Finish-Free Knits teaches you to keep your knitting projects out of seaming purgatory"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Loveland, CO : Interweave Press LLC, [2012]
Copyright Date: ©2012
ISBN: 9781596684881
Branch Call Number: 746.432 TENDYKE
Characteristics: 159 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 23 cm


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May 05, 2019

A beautiful book. I am looking forward to making several of the patterns it contains.

Jan 23, 2019

I'm looking for a nice classic top to fill a hole in my sad little wardrobe, and this publication from Interweave has lots to choose from. I've even made a list of all the possibilities to go back to for a final decision and photocopy. Published in 2012, so by the time I've made one, it should still be style.
OK, A WEEK HAS GONE BY, AND I'VE CHOSEN THREE NICE PATTERNS TO PHOTOCOPY AND KNIT UP. A CARDI, A TOP, AND A BOLERO. See how quickly a wardrobe, or at least a list of knitting projects can grow?

May 17, 2016


Dec 16, 2013

Really interesting ideas in this book, and you can take elements of the patterns and use them in other projects.


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