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Old April 2nd 04, 02:42 AM
JJMolvik
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"Spike Driver" wrote in message
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"Gwendoline Kelly" wrote in message
u...
Dennis, I do not know of such a book but just give it a bit of thought

and
I am quite sure you could do this by yourself

A. You know how many stitches and rows to the inch your desired pattern

( or
plain knitting as the case may be)
by having done a swatch.
B. The persons measurements give you the length and width of the

garment
and hopefully the length to armhole as
well and the length of the sleeve.also shoulder width
C. From the above you can work out how many stitches needed and also

the
rows if necessary.
D If you wish to have a pattern of any kind - say cable or a lacey

stitch
when the pattern is usually in repeats -just
adjust the stitches to fit a regular repeat of the pattern - this
usually only requires a few stitches adjustment and
certainly not enough to alter the size of the garment in any major

way.
E As for neck and armhole shaping - You can take the number of stitches

you
need to shape the armhole by
simply looking at any sweater you have - or any other pattern of

any
sort that have roughly the same tension -
ie stitches per inch. The when you reach the depth of , say the v


neck you require, you decrease each side by
calculating how many rows you will need to get to the shoulder
measurement and then decreasing on a regular n
number of rows.
F To pick up the stitches for a neck band - just do a little trial and
error - generally it works well if you use the
same size needles as used for the basque and using the basque as a
measurement tool just slightly stretch it
around say half of the neck ( from centre back to the bottom of the

V
multiply that by too and pick up the
required stitches
I hope I have explained this so that you can understand it but if not

please
e mail me for any queries . I have not bought a pattern for years - I

make
all my sweaters like this using fancy patterns I have seen somewhere or
somehow aquired. Good knitting God Bless gwen


--

Gwen Kelly


"Slinky" wrote in message
...
Maggie Righetti's "Sweater Design in Plain English".

Barbara Walker, can't recall which book is better.

Elizabeth Zimmerman's "Knitting Around, or Knitting Without a
License"; her percentage system is priceless.

On Mon, 29 Mar 2004 21:04:43 -0600, "Spike Driver"
wrote:

The question I have is on a good book that would let you set up a

sweater
from scrcatch with just the measurements from the person.
I guess I am asking for a book that will teach me how change the

mesure
inot
stitches and rows. I no you have fill in pattern like the raglan on

the
internet now. I do not want that, I want to be able to take measure

ments,
draw out the pattern and set up the stitches and rows. Any one has

any
ideas on a good book or have one you would like to sell?

God Bless,

Dennis






Gwen,

Thanks a ton. Gail asways says "You have been knitting for almost 25

years.
You just need to sit down and start it, you will surprise your self." I
will have to set down and give it a go this fall. As I stated she would
help me with all the measurements. I never heard it stated as simply as.

I
think I could do it. I have knitted many patterns listed difficult or
expert and have very little trouble. I did some lace valances for Gails
kitchen years ago, with those I found out what difficult meant. I call it
Gails! kitchen because she will not let me in there except to help clean

up,
I don't know why.

Thank you gwen. On of the ladies replied when I first asked about the
v-neck pattern wanting to know why am I lettering myself be tied down to a
pattern. She stated she can make a sweater with two measurements. I

should
have wrote down her name.

Thank a ton Gwen and God bless,

Denns




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Old April 2nd 04, 02:44 AM
JJMolvik
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"Spike Driver" wrote in message
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"CMM PDX2" wrote in message
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Dennis wrote:

What a wealth of information. Thank you all so much. Now I
will have to brake the news to Gail gently when I tell how much I
want to spend on knitting book and software!!!

Thank you, thank you,


You're welcome, Dennis - hey, we all like helping out, don't we, gang?

And
ROFL
on breaking the news to Gail. But you know, you have to get the proper

tools
for the work, don't you? Give her the innocent look and the puppy-dog

eyes
when
you say that. bg After all, even if you got everything suggested,

still -
it'd be less than the cost of a really good sewing machine, wouldn't it?
::tries the innocent look herself::

Seriously, on the books at least, start looking for them used on

half.com,
amazon and powells.com. All of the ones mentioned show up fairly often,

even
the out of print ones, if I'm remembering right. (ok, Barbara Walker's

may
be
harder to find used - people to snap them up, and even used, sellers

tend
to
charge outrageously. probably because many of hers are OOP, although
fortunately, Schoolhouse Press has reissued several. I'm saving up

myself
for
her first 3 stitch dictionaries... at $30 per or so. eep!) If you keep

an
eye
out, you can usually find a used copy somewhere at a reasonable price.

Better
than looking for them on ebay, because people tend to get in bidding

wars
there. Also, just in case you haven't thought of it - to see which ones

would
be of most use, see if your library has any copies so you can look them

over
first. Or your LYS's, for the in-print ones. You might find just one of

them
has all you need. To start with, anyway. The thing about resource

books
is
that you kind of start collecting them...

And re the software, well, at least you can download the demo's and see

which
you like best, so that'll help! g

Keep us posted on what you eventually decide on, huh? It'd be

interesting
to
hear.

Monica
CMMPDX2 at aol
remove 'eat.spam' to email me
---------
"No, that isn't me you saw - I'm not here, I'm incognito!" (Me, Myself &

I)
Support our Troops!!
http://www.wtv-zone.com/kjsb/bataan.html


Monica,

I sure will! Thank you. Yes this is a great great group. Being a full
network administrator I check into many news groups. I also check in to a
few photography groups and amateur radio (ham radio) groups. I used to do

a
lot of wedding photography. I have not done any for several years. But,

I
have never found a group like ours right here! Thank you all so much. I
try very hard to answer question I think I can help on. I have no group I
belong to that can match the knowledge held in this group and be so
helpfull.

I think I am going to use Gwen's advice and spots to measure and just try
one. I took "machine draft and design" my last two years in hight school,
maybe I can use it now. It helps to have an expert sitting beside you at
home to ask where I need to get measurements from .

You would not believe the sewing machines and sergers she has Monica. My
only problem is she has made enough money to pay for them several times
over. No, we never did get into the "easy credit plan" so we do not say
much to each other on our craft purchases. I am sure she wold if I went
over boad, we have no problem there.

Hugs to you all,

Dennis and Gail


Go out, buy what you want, then tell her. Remember, "It is easier to be
forgiven than to get permission!"

ducking and running, laughing maniacally


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Old April 2nd 04, 09:11 PM
Spike Driver
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"JJMolvik" wrote in message
...

"Spike Driver" wrote in message
...

"CMM PDX2" wrote in message
...
Dennis wrote:

What a wealth of information. Thank you all so much. Now I
will have to brake the news to Gail gently when I tell how much I
want to spend on knitting book and software!!!

Thank you, thank you,

You're welcome, Dennis - hey, we all like helping out, don't we, gang?

And
ROFL
on breaking the news to Gail. But you know, you have to get the proper

tools
for the work, don't you? Give her the innocent look and the puppy-dog

eyes
when
you say that. bg After all, even if you got everything suggested,

still -
it'd be less than the cost of a really good sewing machine, wouldn't

it?
::tries the innocent look herself::

Seriously, on the books at least, start looking for them used on

half.com,
amazon and powells.com. All of the ones mentioned show up fairly

often,
even
the out of print ones, if I'm remembering right. (ok, Barbara Walker's

may
be
harder to find used - people to snap them up, and even used, sellers

tend
to
charge outrageously. probably because many of hers are OOP, although
fortunately, Schoolhouse Press has reissued several. I'm saving up

myself
for
her first 3 stitch dictionaries... at $30 per or so. eep!) If you keep

an
eye
out, you can usually find a used copy somewhere at a reasonable price.

Better
than looking for them on ebay, because people tend to get in bidding

wars
there. Also, just in case you haven't thought of it - to see which

ones
would
be of most use, see if your library has any copies so you can look

them
over
first. Or your LYS's, for the in-print ones. You might find just one

of
them
has all you need. To start with, anyway. The thing about resource

books
is
that you kind of start collecting them...

And re the software, well, at least you can download the demo's and

see
which
you like best, so that'll help! g

Keep us posted on what you eventually decide on, huh? It'd be

interesting
to
hear.

Monica
CMMPDX2 at aol
remove 'eat.spam' to email me
---------
"No, that isn't me you saw - I'm not here, I'm incognito!" (Me, Myself

&
I)
Support our Troops!!
http://www.wtv-zone.com/kjsb/bataan.html


Monica,

I sure will! Thank you. Yes this is a great great group. Being a full
network administrator I check into many news groups. I also check in to

a
few photography groups and amateur radio (ham radio) groups. I used to

do
a
lot of wedding photography. I have not done any for several years.

But,
I
have never found a group like ours right here! Thank you all so much.

I
try very hard to answer question I think I can help on. I have no group

I
belong to that can match the knowledge held in this group and be so
helpfull.

I think I am going to use Gwen's advice and spots to measure and just

try
one. I took "machine draft and design" my last two years in hight

school,
maybe I can use it now. It helps to have an expert sitting beside you

at
home to ask where I need to get measurements from .

You would not believe the sewing machines and sergers she has Monica.

My
only problem is she has made enough money to pay for them several times
over. No, we never did get into the "easy credit plan" so we do not say
much to each other on our craft purchases. I am sure she wold if I went
over boad, we have no problem there.

Hugs to you all,

Dennis and Gail


Go out, buy what you want, then tell her. Remember, "It is easier to be
forgiven than to get permission!"

ducking and running, laughing maniacally


What a great IDEA!

God bless,

Dennis


 




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