Knitting the Perfect Fit

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Knitting the Perfect Fit

Essential Fully Fashioned Shaping Techniques for Designer Results

By Melissa Leapman

Potter Craft, Paperback, 9780307586643, 158pp.

Publication Date: August 7, 2012

This is the first book that delves deeply into easily mastered techniques that can be used to adapt and customise any project. "Knitting the Perfect Fit" is an invaluable guide for anyone interested in learning and perfecting shaping details in their knitting. Acclaimed designer and teacher Melissa Leapman distills one of her most in-demand workshops into an authoritative guide that will help knitters understand how designer details and shaping actually work. From a variety of necklines and arm details to different trompe l'oeil shaping techniques that offer a more slimming and flattering look to any garment no matter your body type. Each technique is thoroughly explained with tips and exercised and then showcased in 21 appealing projects that allow knitters to practise their new skills.

About the Author
Melissa Leapman is a widely published sweater designer whose patterns have appeared in "Vogue Knitting," "Knitter's," "McCall's," "Family Circle," "Better Homes and Gardens," "Knit It!," and "Interweave Knits" magazines. Leapman has worked as a freelance designer for many leading ready-to-wear manufacturers, noted design houses, and major yarn companies. In addition, her knitting, crochet, and design workshops are extremely popular with crafters at all skill levels. She lives in New York City.

Praise For Knitting the Perfect Fit

"Leapman's explanation alone of techniques for tailoring knitwear is worth the price, and the fashionable, wearable garments are a bonus. Knitters interested in moving beyond loose, boxy garments will want to take a look." --Library Journal