Seamless and top-down knitting have become extremely
popular techniques with knitters over the past few years: they knit up quickly,
give a custom fit, and do not require sewing. With The Art of Seamless
Knitting, take your knowledge of top-down, bottom-up, and seamless knitting
to a higher level by learning how to convert and adapt lace, cable, and color
patterns to circular knitting and shaping techniques.
While there are plenty of titles on the topic, up until now there has not been
a book that goes further than very basic garment construction. The Art
of Seamless Knitting delves into a deep understanding of seamless
knitting, showing different modes of construction and stitch pattern
adaptations for seamless (or nearly-seamless) knits while also offering a
beautiful collection of 12 elegant, sophisticated, and timeless designs.
You will also learn about increasing and decreasing in different types of
pattern stitches (lace, cables, textured stitches), making a button band as
part of a body, making faux “side seams” for a flawless pattern display, and
customizing seamless or nearly seamless lace, cable, and other designs. The
authors will offer short discussions on designing seamless knits with lace,
cables, and texture, as well as provide tips and tricks with each design in
order for knitters to be able to make customizations and create unique pieces
Small accessory projects begin each section as a way for readers to
“test-drive” various techniques before launching into full-sized garments.
Authors Faina and Simona also offer tips on how to alter the garment patterns
by substituting other stitch patterns. In addition to offering a beautiful
collection of classic and elegant knitwear designs, The Art of Seamless
Knitting is the go-to hands-on reference book that can be enjoyed for
years to come.