Top Down: Reimagining Set-In Sleeve Design
This collection takes classic set-in sleeve sweater construction and turns it on its head, with designs that are worked seamlessly from the top down. By beginning at the shoulders--the part of the garment where fit matters most--knitters can try on sweaters as they go, and make adjustments, if needed, in response to the actual fit.
In addition to patterns, the book takes an in-depth look at sleeve cap architecture, and details an improved method for working perfect, seamless, top-down sleeves that fit as well (or better!) than conventionally set-in sleeves. Six sweater designs using this method are included--as well as a wealth of information on customizing both the sweater body and sleeve caps to achieve your perfect fit.
About the Author
Elizabeth Doherty lives and designs in California's Sierra Nevada--where it's nearly always sweater weather. She has a background in fine art and graphic design, and long experience in sewing tailored garments. Her knitting designs have been published by Quince & Company, Brooklyn Tweed and Twist Collective. Quince & Co. is a small yarn company founded by two knitwear designers and the owner of a spinning mill. They have a strong bias...