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Title:
Jean Frost jackets : fabric, fit & finish for today's knits
Author:
Frost, Jean.
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Publication Information:
Sious Falls, SD : XRX Books, 2003.
Physical Description:
118 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781893762152
Format :
Book

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These 21 classic, designer inspired styles are the perfect fit. Comfortable to wear, easy to pack and fun to create. Basic stitches, quality yarns and easy to do details add up to the style that distinguishes these knits as jackets. Real life knitting for women with real lives.


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Many of today's busy knitters are looking for "instant gratification" projects, such as large-gauge sweaters knit on huge needles with chunky yarn or quickly finished projects like socks or scarves. Frost takes a different tack. Why not, she says, think of a knitted jacket as several small projects that when assembled result in a beautiful garment? A longtime knitter and knitwear designer, Frost has devoted a dozen years to researching jackets. The result is a collection of 21 jackets featuring quality yarns, unusual detail work, and a timeless style. This book employs Knitter's Magazine's excellent system for describing yarns, one that makes yarn substitution easier. Unfortunately, readers who wish to use yarns pictured on the models may have trouble finding them, as they are hidden under the first photograph of each design instead of in the list of materials required for the project. Each design is graded for difficulty, with most being suitable for intermediate knitters and attainable by beginning knitters. Jackets are sized small, medium, and large, with XL sizing available for some. Patterns are outstanding in their use of detail. Along with complete knitting instructions are charts, schematics, and several photos of each jacket. An impressive offering, this is enthusiastically recommended for all but the smallest knitting collections. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.