Friday, October 7, 2011

Day 278 - Love This One

 Jean Frost Custom Knit Jackets did arrive and it's wonderful.  I have her original Jacket book, love it and have knit several jackets from it.  I have also taken classes from her several times.  This book takes off from there.  It goes into great depth on how to measure yourself and adapt the patterns to fit YOUR shape.  She takes one basic pattern and shows you how to change the fabric, the details, the gauge, the fit etc. and create many different styles.  She also talks about lining the finished jacket and shows you step by step how to do it. 

Yes, there are lots of measurements of yourself that you have to make.  Get a good friend to help you. There are charts to fill in and compare to the charts that the garments in the book are based on.  She then shows you how to tweak those to fit you.  Yes you might have to do some math, but nothing really scary, actually pretty simple stuff.  Yes she recommends swatches.  But again that's not unusual and after the last couple of days I have to go along with that.

If you are a hand or machine knitter this is an invaluable addition to your library.  And I highly recommend it. 

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