Little Red in the City
Little Red in the City by Ysolda Teague begins with a seventy-two page reference section that will give you the tools you need to plan sweaters that fit perfectly. A great sweater will no longer be a happy accident. Included are details on:
Selecting an appropriate yarn for the garment's purpose and design details.
Making swatches that don't lie.
Taking measurements and choosing a size to knit.
Adapting shaping for a perfect fit.
Blocking for a professional finish.
Following is a section of detailed tutorials for some of Ysolda's favourite techniques to incorporate into sweaters: crocheted provisional cast on; long tail tubular cast on; three ways of working short rows; and one-row buttonholes.
Little Red in the City includes seven patterns for women's garments so that you can put the skills learned in the first part of the book into practise.
Each pattern includes clear directions for at least 15 sizes up to a finished bust measurement of 58 or 60". Multi-size numbers are presented in tables. Fill the pattern out with the numbers for your size before beginning or combine the stitch counts for different sizes for a perfect fit for your shape.
Six of the seven patterns feature innovative seamless constructions and the majority are worked from the top-down. Schematics provide a reference for finished measurements but an exploded view gives a roadmap of the construction.