I love Sandra's book. In 40 years of knitting, I have never seen a knitting book like this. It is clear that Sandra not only understands the unique benefits of her swirl shape, but has found a way to make these garments accessible to both beginning and experienced knitters looking for a new adventure. Experienced knitters who are comfortable with knitting or modifying the rectangular shapes of most knitted projects -- scarves, sweaters, etc. should look at this book with a fresh eye. Knitting a Swirl is fo..
It is very refreshing to see the distinctive, cleverly designed jackets in Sandra McIver's new book. The Swirl silhouettes are all knitted in one piece, circular construction with only one seam, using easy knit and purl stitches, making it an easy knit for all knitters. I appreciate the careful attention Sandra has paid to the clearly written, detailed instructions. A tips and techniques chapter is included to guide the knitting and finishing of this special sweater and there are "road maps" for each desi..
The allure of the Swirl is multifaceted. One piece, one seam construction certainly gets my attention. Having witnessed for myself the way that a single jacket can flatter so many figures, the "miracle sweater" moniker certainly fits. Sandra asks the knitter the throw away the notion that body circumference measurement dictates size, presenting instead a simple measurement that determines one's Swirl size. In addition, she gives styling options whereby a single figure may well fit all three sizes of a given..