Wednesday, March 10, 2010

We like Shirley Paden

Another thing I will not be doing until I'm finished my sweater for Kathleen's book:

poring over Shirley Paden's helpful Knitwear Design Workshop, new from Interweave Press.

Well, maybe just a little. I mean, come on - look at this page!

Yes, the pattern for this sweater is in there, along with the one from the cover, and did you notice the spiral binding so it sits flat while you pore?

This book has everything you need to know about making the perfect sweater - as in, the sweater that fits you and looks flattering and isn't too tight in the armpits or too loose at the collar. And it's the perfect time of year to plot all that out - so you have a nice project to work on over the summer, and a lovely warm sweater with which to impress your friends and colleagues all next winter.

But I will be knitting Big Project Small Needles first, and reading later. Because that's the kind of girl I am. (dagnabbit.)

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