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Top down: reimagining set-in sleeve design

This collection takes classic set-in sleeve sweater construction and turns it on its head, with designs that are worked seamlessly from the top down. By beginning at the shoulders—the part of the garment where fit matters most—knitters can try on sweaters as they go, and make adjustments, if needed, in response to the actual fit.

In addition to patterns, the book takes an in-depth look at sleeve cap architecture, and details an improved method for working perfect, seamless, top-down sleeves that fit as well (or better!) than a conventionally set-in sleeve. Six sweater designs using this method are included—as well as a wealth of information on customizing both the sweater body and sleeve caps to achieve a perfect fit.