Knitting from the bottom up, knitting in the round and knitting from the top down.

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Peik1 wrote
on Apr 13, 2014 4:38 AM

Hello there,

I 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 up
2) Knit in the round
3) Knit from the top down.

Thank you.


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salmonmac wrote
on Apr 13, 2014 5:14 AM

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.

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Peik1 wrote
on Apr 13, 2014 5:24 AM

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.

Much obliged.

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