Wendy is now back in print with Up, Down, All-Around, a stitch dictionary of pattern motifs that can be knit from any direction. Why is this important? Because you can take any motif and knit it top down, bottom up, or in the round. For every motif, she provides:
- A large, crisp photo of the knitted motif
- Written directions for knitting flat
- A chart for knitting flat
- Written direction for knitting in the round
- A chart for knitting in the round
She offers a tool box of knitting possibilities, giving you you the ability to swap out stitch patterns, cables, and lace in any garment regardless of how it is constructed. Take that plain-Jane pullover that you know fits well and make it again, this time with a cable or a fancy hem. Or swap out the cable in your favorite sock pattern with one of Wendy's.
The book offers 11 patterns. The sweater and vest unfortunately only go up to size 50, but the hats, cowls, and mitts will work for anyone of any size. She will be doing a tutorial on how to use the dictionary to design your own custom cowl; if you're brand new to design, this would be a great place to start. To learn more, check out Wendy's blog at www.knitandtonic.net.