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Stitches for Tailored Knits


Jean Frost’s expertise with tailored knits, especially jackets, is well known. Stitches for Tailored Knits is a collection of her favorite fabric stitches filled with ways to transform them by adding a second or third color, fiber, or yarn.


Every time you see Jean Frost, she is sporting a new hand-knit jacket. The colors and silhouettes are classic, the fabrics feel and look great—worked in yummy fibers, with a stable yet supple hand. Her jackets feature fabric interest, simple and effective details, and great buttons. Jean’s personal wardrobe inspired this collection. Now it can inspire your own wardrobe of jackets.

To turn these well-chosen stitches into successful fabric, just follow the basic instructions. But when you see how a pattern can be transformed—by adding a second or third color, fiber, or yarn—the fun rally begins.

As you begin to design your own knit fabrics, your idea of knitting a swatch will change forever. No longer a routine task, swatching comes into its own as one of the most exciting and creative parts of your knitting life.

Most of these stitch patterns are easy to knit and easy to use due to their small repeat. Techniques are clearly illustrated. Useful tips explain the when, why, and how of adding edge stitches for easy and perfect finishing, using directional fabrics effectively, and getting the most from your swatch.

The bonus? This multi-color, multi-yarn approach makes for great knitting and stash busting.

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About our downloadable PDFs & stitchips

Our books are formatted in rich Portable Document Format (PDF)—which includes bookmarking, internal page links, and high-res images & charts so you can print pages if you wish. For best results, we recommend using Acrobat Reader (a free application from Adobe™) as a desktop application for viewing and printing. Acrobat Reader 6 or higher is required to take advantage of all the features listed above. This PDF can be transferred to your tablet with all of the same functionality when you use one of many apps (like iBooks in iOS).

stitchips contain a complete publication (book, magazine, or collection) in a credit-card-sized USB 2 drive.


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