In this companion volume to How to Use, Adapt and Design Sewing Patterns the author explains in easily accesible terms how to decode knitting patterns and how to modify that pattern so that it can be shaped to fit a wide range of individuals. With sections on making a pattern from an exisiting garment, how to write up a pattern, how to change necklines, body shapes and sleeves as well as adding texture and embellishment to garments, the knitter is taught how to develop their own patterns, modernise and generally increase their knowledge of knitting styles. Filled with step-by-step sequences, a list of useful websites and suppliers, and a gallery which will introduce the reader to some of the leading knitwear designers, this is a practical book with diagrams and photographs. Even the relatively new knitter will be able to follow the instructions and develop her skill in knitting. A great companion to our Knitty Gritty and Stichopedia books.