Suss Cousins, the designer/shopkeeper who kick-started todays Hollywood knitting boom with her amazing sweaters for Bill Cosby, shares her successful teaching techniques and star-quality designs. Id like to let everyone in on this ancient but new-all-over-again craft and the pleasures of creating something out of little more than a few wisps of wool, she says. Knitting lessons using the motion-efficient Continental technique and 5 projects for progressive levels of experience: Ribbed Tube Top with Tie; Ballerina Wrap; Straight Neck Pullover; Turtle Top (made for Helen Hunt to wear with jeans at a photo session); and Single-Button Serendipitous Cardigan (made for Kate Beckinsales ice-skating scene in the movie Serendipity).
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13 needles approximately armhole as follows beginning knitter beginning of purl Bind off remaining braid bulky weight yarn cardigan Cinchy for Starters color Comparable Yarns cotton Crochet hook decrease 1 stitch end of yarn Finished Measurements FRONT Cast further shaping Helen Hunt hold the yarn Hot Knitters Sizes inch on sizes Knit all stitches knit the Scandinavian Knitting Level knitting needle left front left hand left needle looks LOVE ABOUT KNITTING mohair neck edge obtain gauge ounces bulky weight pair size 13 pick piece measures 19 pullover Purl all stitches purl row PURL STITCH rib pattern right needle rows for stockinette Sew shoulder seams Sew side Shape armhole Shape shoulders shoulders as follows side seam slip knot Small medium stitch as follows stitch until piece stitches and 31/2 stockinette stitch strands of yarn Suss Step swatch sweater tail tube top wear Weave in ends wool Yarn needle Gauge