Increases and decreases are so important when working up shaped garments, yet they can be tricky to master. The key is to have a garment lay a certain way against your body and not end up too boxy or shapeless, but getting the number of increases or decreases just right can be tricky. Plus, there are different methods depending on whether you’re shaping sleeves, shaping lace or increasing or decreasing tops and sweaters. Judith Durant, in Increase, Decrease, walks you through 99 different step-by-step methods with full photographs to show you not only how to work that specific stitch but also when to use it.
Spiral-bound, 256 Pages, $16.95, 978-1612123318