bought quite a few e-magazines from both Knitwear and Interweave. Many of the patterns look amazing and I would love to be able to knit a few pieces.
I am fro the United Kingdom so I knit in pieces and then mattress
stitch them together to make my garments.Can you wonderful knitters out there, kindly recommend a book or books or videos that can help and teach me how to 1) Knit from the bottom up2) Knit in the round3) Knit from the top down.
There's so much helpful advice and tutorials out there, it's difficult to know where to start. Ann Budd has a wonderful book on top down sweaters. I found it at my library so you might try your library, just to see if you find it hellpful. The yarn manufacturer's websites are good sources for how-to's.
If you know the basics, read through the pattern and see how the basic techniques are used. Then if you have questions, your local yarn shop is usually a good place to start and Google is a great source too.
I have seen some reviews on Ann Budd's "Top down sweaters" . I will buy that from Amazon. Unfortunately I live in a small town in Spain and there are no yarn shops to seek advice.
Thanks for all your links... I shall check each one out. I am just a beginner and have just learnt to knit 2 years ago and so can knit fairly basic jumpers etc. so I will give your tip a try and see if I can make head and tail of the pattern from the e-magazines.