The Knitter’s Handy Book of Top-Down Sweaters has been out for a few months now and I continue to get questions about how to get the chapter that was cut from the print version (page restrictions, don’t you know) but included in the eBook (no page restrictions). The chapter in question addresses modified-drop shoulder silhouettes, which, we agreed, is a style that most knitters might prefer to knit from the bottom up.
Still, the chapter includes instructions for 15 sizes at 5 different gauges, or 75 more sweaters (not counting cardigan and neckline variations). Plus, and perhaps more importantly, the chapter includes three additional patterns–two by me and one by Kristen TenDyke. And both of my designs were photographed on men to demonstrate that all of the instructions include men’s sizes.
Here’s the Unisex Zip (worked with Briar Rose Fibers Legend at a gauge of 6 stitches/inch):
Here’s the Weekend Retreat (worked with my very own handspun at a gauge of 4.75 stitches/inch):
At present, you can only get these patterns and the modified-drop shoulder chapter if you purchase the downloadable eBook. But that seems excessive if you’ve already purchased the print copy and all you want is the missing chapter. I’ve been asking Interweave to make this chapter available as a single download for those who don’t want to buy the complete book a second time. If you agree, it might help if you contact Interweave’s customer service to let them know.