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Custom Styling Your Knits


Stock Number: 0154
Book Title: Custom Styling Your Knits
Author: Charlene Shafer
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Book Description

For the past several years, the over sized, roomy or just plain sloppy garments have been the style.

I don't see us going back to the fit of the late 50's (although some of the teens seem to have done just that). Today we nee fit, but enough room to  be comfortable.

A more tailored look not only makes us look a little slimmer, but we seem to stand more erect and hold our heads a little higher.

I have compiled a few notes of techniques for tailoring and things to take into consideration when knitting a garment to give it a more "designer look". Remember, these are guide lines. They can always be adjusted to fit your style of knitting and your needs.

Includes: Crew Neck Sweater Worksheet, Yarns, To Kill or Not to Kill, Skirts, Darts (Vertical, How to Make, Open Vertical, Horizontal, Traditional Bust, Modified Bust, and Open Horizontal), Hems (Thread Cast on Hem and Stockinette Hem Added Added After Garment is Knit), Waistbands (Every Other Needle and Every Other Needle on the Back Side), Shoulder Pads (Short Row Shaping in Reverse and Sleeve Headers), Facings, Necklines (Cut & Sew, How to Cut & Stitch the Neckline, How to Figure the Stitches in the Neck Band, Single Thickness Ribbed Band, Double Ribbed Band, Single Bed Band with Picot Edge, Garter Stitch Band, How to Attach a Commercial or Cut & Sew Band, and Shaped Necklines), Button Bands (Vertical, Bound, Eyelet, Ribbed, 1X1 Ribbed, Full Needle Rib Vertical, Latched, Long Stitch, and Garter Stitch), Cuffs (two types), and Figure Problems (Rounded Shoulders, Large Bust/Small Shoulders, One Shoulder Lower Than the Other, Large Hips/Small Waist, Small Seat/Larger Tummy, Sway Back, and Larger Upper Arm).


Suggested Yarns to Use


For Use on Machines

Standard Gauge Machines

Size of Finished Product


Additional Information

Includes step-by-step instructions




0539 Original Pattern Drafting Workshop
0538 The Complete Wardrobe for 18" Dolls
0537 PC 10 Made EZ
0536 Standard Garment Styling Workshop
0535 Old Fashion Christmas Stockings
0534 Little Angel Baby Blankets
0533 My First DAK Book
0532 Tuck Lap Robes & Baby Blankets
0531 Playtime Blankets
0530 Baby Wardrobe
0529 Easy Tuck Baby Blankets #2
0528 Easy Tuck Baby Blankets
0527 Cheerleader Jumpers for Little Girls
0526 12 Days of Christmas Afghan
0525 Hats, Scarves & Mittens
0524 SK 840 Made EZ
0523 Casual Tops
0522 Brother Disk to DAK Disk
0521 SK 860 Made EZ
0199 Ponchos
0198 Yuletide Afghans
0197 Knitting Every Other Needle
0196 Jumper With Pleats for Little Girls
0195 Regional Series: View From the Cabin
0194 Regional Series: Tropical G-Carriage Afghans
0193 Thread Lace Valances
0192 Amanda's Striped Dress
0191 Set-In Sleeve Sweaters
0190 It's Snowing
0189 Woven Dress Coat for Little Girls
0188 Special Occasions Afghans Vol. 2
0187 Special Occasions Afghans Vol. 1
0186 Four Seasons Thread Lace Afghans
0185 12 Stockings of Christmas
0184 Varsity Afghans
0183 Babes in Garter Stitch Baby Blankets #2
0182 Babes in Garter Stitch Baby Blankets
0181 Afghan Techniques 101
0180 Rib Alternatives
0179 More Necklines, Collars & Cuffs
0178 Baby Knits
0177 Northern Lights
0176 Little Bit of Country
0175 Ocean Breezes
0174 Raglans
0173 Braided Rugs & Such
0172 Mr. Frosty
0171 Varsity Vest
0170 Wedding Garter Carriage Afghans
0169 Heritage Garter Stitch Afghans #2
0167 Bedtime Blankets
0166 Snuggle Blankets #2
0165 Snuggle Blankets
0164 Heritage Garter Stitch Afghans
0163 Mock Woven Cardigan & Coordinating Vest
0162 Snowman Afghan
0161 Paper Doll Quilt
0160 My First Pattern Book
0159 Tiny Tot Blankets
0158 Garter Carriage Coat
0157 French Flower Cart Afghan
0156 Light House Afghan
0155 Flower Garden Afghan
0154 Custom Styling Your Knits
0153 Necklines, Collars & Cuffs
0152 Kids Quilts II
0151 Kids Quilts
0150 Charting With the KH 970
0149 Ladies Choice Afghans
0147 Vests
0146 KH 970 Made Easy
0145 Pat-A-Cake Knits
0144 PPD Workshop
0143 Sweaters, Just for Jeans
0141 KH 965i Made EZ
0139 More Suits Styled for Today's Woman
0138 Story Time Quilts II
0135 Country Comfort Afghans
0134 Linkers More Than Just Seams
0133 Greatest Hits: Sweatshirt Designs
0132 Suits Styled for Today's Woman
0131 Story Time Quilts
0130 Classy Summer Tee Tops
0128 Christmas Designs
0127 Sweater Coat
0126 More Afghans for You
0122 Blankets for Baby
0121 Weskit
0108 E-Z Lined Jacket
0107 Drop Saddle Shoulder Sweaters
0106 Classic Suit
0105 Pick-A-Pocket Revised
0104 Afghans for You

Craft Ideas

0926 Crafty Ideas 2009
0925 Crafty Ideas 2008
0924 Crafty Ideas 2007
0923 Crafty Ideas 2006
0922 Crafty Ideas 2005
0921 Crafty Ideas 2004
0920 Crafty Ideas 2003
0919 Crafty Ideas 2002
0918 Crafty Ideas 2001
0917 Crafty Ideas 2000
0916 Crafty Ideas 1999
0915 Crafty Ideas 1998
0914 Crafty Ideas 1997
0913 Crafty Ideas 1996
0912 Crafty Ideas 1995
0911 Crafty Ideas 1994
0910 Crafty Ideas 1993
0909 Crafty Ideas 1992
0908 Crafty Ideas 1991
0907 Crafty Ideas 1990
0906 Crafty Ideas 1989
0903 Crafty Ideas 1988

Design Collections

0513 Christmas Season Designs
0512 Design Collection: Circus Designs vol. 1
0511 Design Collection: Mascot Designs vol. 2
0510 Design Collection: Mascot Designs vol. 1
0509 Design Collection: Garden Designs vol. 2
0508 Design Collection: Garden Designs vol. 1
0507 Design Collection: Holiday Designs vol. 2
0506 Design Collection: Holiday Designs vol. 1
0505 Design Collection: Western Designs vol. 2
0504 Design Collection: Western Designs vol. 1
0503 Design Collection: Knit & Sew Designs vol. 1
0502 Design Collection: Junk Food Designs vol. 1
0501 Design Collection: Bear Designs vol. 1

Books by Tricia Shafer (Knitters Edge)

0875 Chain Stitch Edgings
0874 Twisty Trims
0872 1/2 Twists
0871 DesignaKnit Manual #5 - Original Pattern Drafting Mode (for beginners)
0870 DesignaKnit Manual #4 - Stitch Designer Mode (intermediate)
0867 DesignaKnit Manual #3 - Interactive Knitting Mode
0866 DesignaKnit Manual #2 Standard Garment Styling Mode
0865 DesignaKnit Manual #1 - Stitch Designer Mode
0864 Translating Hand Knit to Machine Knit
0863 People Hats for Kids
0862 Novelty Yarn Scarves
0861 Flip Flop Fun
0860 Elegant Scarves
0859 Knitting Edging CD
0858 Crochet Cast-Ons CD
0857 Seasonal Dishcloth Designs
0856 Knitted Edgings
0855 Ladies Tunic
0854 Tuck Stitch Designs
0853 G-Carriage Designs for Dishcloths, Washcloths and More
0852 Sunshine Girls Vol. 1
0851 Toile Afghans
0850 Ladies Basic Crew Neck
0803 Sock It to 'Em

Books by Noel Shafer

0701 Cardigan to Die For


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