Imagine knitting a beautiful sweater without the stressful obstacles of sewing, seaming, and grafting. Welcome to Knitwear designer Kristen TenDyke's world of Finish-Free Knits! While exploring these 20 designs, you will discover stitch-free solutions to previously frustrating obstacles needed to finish a design. Kristen will teach you to knit sweaters with assembly required. Through clever planning and some simple techniques, the projects in Finish-Free Knits are shaped and joined during knitting- without sacrificing the pockets, buttonbands, shaped collars, and more that is accomplished in most designs by sewing together separate pieces. In addition, learn how to shape armholes, join pieces as you go, use short-rows for shaping, and more. Once these stress-free finishing techniques are learned, you will enjoy the freedom to apply variations of each method in projects beyond the book. With Finish-Free Knits you can avoid the dreaded Some Assembly Required phrase forever.
Knitwear and crochet designer and knitting technical editor Kristen TenDyke's designs have appeared in books including Weekend Hats, Knitting Green, and The Knitter's Handy Book of Top-Down Sweater Patterns, as well as many publications including Interweave Knits, Interweave Crochet, Vogue Knitting, Knitty, and Knit Simple. She recently launched Caterpillar Knits and is a former staff member of Classic Elite. Kristen lives in Maine.