What makes these patterns different? They contain full instructions in plain English with no abbreviations; all instructions are together with no broken paragraphs; clear computer generated diagrams; and picture of finished fabric. Knitters notes provide extra explanations and a sample of the fabric is attached.
E6000 Book. This book is an updated version of Irene's book of similar name which was written in association with George Le Ware. It contains much of the same material. However, many sections have been completely rewritten to take into account new ways that have been discovered to manipulate the programming, and new products such as Creation 6. This book has a completely different layout and contains many more diagrams and more explanation than the original version which make it even easier to understand.
Computers and Creation 6. This small book is designed to help those for whom this is the first adventure into the world of computers. It is written in simple, everyday language. It gives background information on buying a computer and then loading Creation 6. The purpose of this book is not to replace the manual but rather to be used along with it.
Creation 6 Tutorial. This tutorial has been written for those knitters will feel they would like a little help in coming to grips with Creation 6. It is not intended to replace the manual. In the manual, you'll find an explanation of all of the symbols and functions of Creation 6, whereas this book sets out to give you a working knowledge of the basics of the program so that you will be able to explore its creative possibilities with confidence.
Cut & Sew. The most common reason for using cut and sew is that for most people, it is quicker than stopping to shape. Especially with neck lines and particularly when working with complicated patterns or color sequences. If working with random or space died yarns, using cut and sew is the only way to get the stripes exactly the same on either side of the neck. Because the number of stitches worked on is a lot less, the stripes of color will be deeper. It is also more than likely that the color will have changed by the time it comes to working the second side. Similarly, with these yarns, there will be problems making anything with a front or back opening using the conventional method. The bands of color will nearly always be twice as deep on the fronts and it will be pure luck if the colors match from side to side. This book will take you through the process step by step giving helpful hints and advice that will help you to get the very best from the technique.
Headlines. This book contains the instructions for ten quick and simple to knit hats in six sizes. The section on choosing the correct size has all the information on sizing, but as a guide the 40 cm. size could fit a baby or toddler of approximately twelve months and the 60 cm. size would fit a man. There are also suggestions or adapting some of the styles, comprehensive instructions for setting the machine and instructions are making changes to the sizing. There is also a section on making trimming. The hats are quick to make as most require nothing more than a change lock or carriage settings to knit the different sections. Without rushing, it should be possible to knit many of the styles in about half an hour. Though the drawings may show a hat on a person who appears to be a particular age or sex (e.g. an adult male or young girl), please note that these drawings are to illustrate the style only, and the patterns have been written for all sizes.
Playdays. The patterns in this book have been written for the Passap E6000 and DM80 knitting machines, but this book also contains instructions for adapting the patterns so that they can be knitted on any other type of standard gauge knitting machine with a ribber. All the garments are simple to knit and therefore suitable for a beginner. They have been written in modules so that the patterns are very simple to adapt. By combining different tops and bottoms it is possible to make 24 two piece outfits and 24 three these outfits.
Nursery Days Book I. All the patterns in this book can be knitted on any standard gauge machine with a ribber including the Passap E6000 and DM80. As the garments are simple to knit they are suitable for a beginner. All the instructions are written fully without abbreviations to make them easier to understand. The garments are designed to mix and match, and includes suggested variations for the basic designs so that this book contains patterns for 12 garments, all written in the size range from 45 to 53 cm. chest (new born to twelve months approximately).
Nursery Days Book II. All the patterns in this book can be knitted on any standard gauge machine with a ribber including the Passap E6000 and DM80. As the garments are simple to knit they are suitable for a beginner. All the instructions are written fully without abbreviations to make them easier to understand. The garments are designed to mix and match, and includes suggested variations for the basic designs so that this book contains patterns for 14 garments, all written in the size range from 45 to 53 cm. chest (new born to twelve months approximately).
Sew a Waistcoat (in an Afternoon). It may seem rather ambitious to attempt to make a fully lined waistcoat in such a short time, but Irene has devised an extremely simple, virtually foolproof method which only requires straight stitching and which will appeal to both beginners and experience sewers. This book takes you step by step through everything you need to know to make a fully lined waistcoat and it even provides you with a pattern that is adaptable to all sizes and lots of different styles. All steps are illustrated with clear diagrams so there will be no doubt as to what you should be doing next. One advantage of making a waistcoat by Irene's method is that it comes out fully reversible.
Sew a Waistcoat Supplement. more and more machine knitters are becoming interesting in sewing, so the purpose of this supplement to Irene's book is to give some ideas, hints and tips for creating the fabric for the waistcoat on your knitting machine.
How to Design a Basic Skirt Book I. The purpose of this book is to explain what elements are necessary for successful skirt design and to show in easy to understand steps how to go about designing for yourself. The ability to design a well fitting skirt will greatly widen your knitting horizons.
How to Design Variations on the Basic Skirt Book II. Using techniques explained in Book 1, How to Design a Basic Straight Skirt, this book deals with adapting the basic pattern to create skirts of different shapes and styles. Though someone with an understanding of pattern design could use this book by itself, it is recommended that the two books be used together.