Knitwear Design Workshop A Comprehensive Guide to Handknits Paperback

With Knitwear Design Workshop, you'll learn all the tricks of the trade for designing with step-by-step instructions for using measurements, calculations, and schematics.
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Discover how to create your own dramatic and unique knitwear with Shirley Paden's hit book - now in paperback!

Expert knitwear designer Shirley Paden approaches Knitwear Design Workshop as she does her design classes - teaching through example. With her new book, you'll learn all the tricks of the trade for designing with step-by-step instructions for using measurements, calculations, and schematics.

Knitwear Design Workshop is your backstage pass to the world of design. Inside you'll discover:
  • How to design double-tapered, single-tapered, and reverse-tapered garments with sleeves or sleeves caps that fit;
  • Designing with armholes, necklines, neckbands, and collars and labels;
  • A clearer understanding of commercial pattern instructions;
  • Ways to improve your attention to detail with a meaningful test swatch;
  • Stronger knowledge of proper body or garment measurements;
  • How to handle design challenges in a variety of garments such as cardigans, skirts, and dresses;
  • And much more!
Perfectly packaged in its new paperback format, Knitwear Design Workshop is chock full of in-depth information, including measuring a gauge, working silhouette and fit, designing with stitch patterns, selecting color, and yarn characteristics. Also included in this helpful resource are four breathtaking projects - great for both design inspiration and creation! You won't regret adding the paperback of Knitwear Design Workshop to your go-to collection.
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Additional Info
Additional Info
SKU 12KN13
Product Type Book
Author/Designer Shirley Paden-Bernstein
ISBN 13 9781596687967
Binding Paperback
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Customer Reviews (9)
Beauty Abounds!
I am so excited to have this book! I bought it to make myself the elegant sweater-coat on the front cover, didn't really care what was inside, but of course I was pleasantly surprised. Well worth my money. :-) Review by lori (Posted on 7/27/2015)
Beauty Abounds!
I am so excited to have this book! I bought it to make myself the elegant sweater-coat on the front cover, didn't really care what was inside, but of course I was pleasantly surprised. Well worth my money. :-) Review by lori (Posted on 7/27/2015)
Awesome!
This book is just awesome! Wonderful ideas, explanations, suggestions, and pictures.

I am determined to knit the sweater coat pictured on front cover! It's breathtakingly beautiful!
Review by Ellen (Posted on 7/5/2014)
Excellent Design Foundation
This essential reference book provides a good foundation for designing and modifying patterns with a predictable outcome. I'm happy to own it. Review by Christine (Posted on 3/14/2014)
invaluable!
This is a great reference book for my library. I have been designing for several years, but I kept having to "reinvent the wheel". Wish I'd had this book at the beginning! Anyway, even though I have some experience designing, author Shirley Paden show how to do it the best way, the easier way, the Right Way. No more reinventing for me! Review by Laura (Posted on 3/3/2014)
Great to learn from.
Be sure you know how to knit and how to read a pattern. I started doing the "Pea Coat" and realized the patterning for the sleeve was wrong the way it was printed out. If you have any knowledge of chart work, you will see why immediately when you look at Row 1 and Row 43 and see they are both right side rows! That's just the beginning. I haven't completed the sleeves yet and can't wait to see what surprises the body will hold in store. Review by Knitkitty (Posted on 1/25/2014)
knitwear design workshop
I received the book and starting going thru the chapters. It is very informative and exactly what I have been looking for. Shirley Paden explains step by step how to begin from cast on to bind off. I am extremely pleased and looking forward to learning more from her. Thank you. Review by Doris (Posted on 1/7/2014)
Lots of Choices
I began learning how to knit when I was in first grade. I mainly learned by watching my grandmother. She never used patterns, and this is why I am a carbon copy of my grandmother. I got this book hoping it would help me to be much more creative in designs and color choices. Oh my, this book is just fantastic. I always called my grandmother when I was making an item; and, it wasn't turning out the way I planned. Grandma would get her bare needles, and tell me what I was doing wrong.........she was always right. Then too, when I found a pattern I liked I would mail it to grandma, and she would re-write it for me; again, because I never learned how to read a pattern. This book, on sale, is worth every penny. Sometimes I just sit and page right through the book. It is always fun to learn something new. Review by Mary (Posted on 1/3/2014)
Wonderful Book
I purchased this book for my daughter as she is taking an online class from Shirley Paden. She is very pleased to own the book. Review by Marjorie (Posted on 1/2/2014)
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