I’ve just been given the go-ahead from Interweave Press to announce my next book.

Drum roll, please . . . The Knitter’s Handy Book of Top-Down Sweaters will be available next spring!

Like its forerunners, The Knitter’s Handy Book of Patterns and The Knitter’s Handy Book of Sweater Patterns, this book includes multiple sizes and multiple gauges in chart format, but all are worked in a single piece from the neck down. Get that? No seaming!
Instructions range form 26″ to 54″ chest/bust circumferences (in 2″ increments) and from 3 to 7 stitches per inch (in 1″ increments). In addition to the basic instructions for circular yoke, raglan, modified-drop shoulder, set-in sleeve, and saddle-shoulder styles, there will be 15 patterns (in 5 sizes each) to demonstrate how the basic instructions can be modified for infinite possibilities. And because it’s easy for my designs to start to look alike, 5 of the patterns (one in each style) are by guest designers, Pam Allen, Veronik Avery, Jared Flood, Anne Hanson, and Kristen TenDyke.
I think it’s going to be a long winter.