One basic sweater pattern is provided in eight different sizes - four for adults and four for children, each with its own pattern and with both US and UK yarn names and needle sizes provided. There are six eye-catching motifs to decorate the adult sweaters and six equivalent motifs for the children's sweaters, including some fun, novelty designs that will appeal to the current trend for holiday sweaters such as a jolly Santa Claus, snowmen and a tasty Christmas pudding, as well as traditional winter classics such as festive forest trees and a traditional Nordic Fair-Isle design that will stand the test of time. Each motif is accompanied by large, easy-to-follow charts printed on detachable fold-out sheets in the centre of the book. These can be removed for easy reference, then stored in a handy pocket at the back of the book so there is no chance of them getting lost. The sweaters are all knitted in aran yarn with large needles, so they knit up quickly and easily into soft, cosy sweaters that will keep the whole family warm on cold winter days.
Sue Stratford owns and runs The Knitting Hut, a yarn and needle supplier, and she finds the yarns she stocks there and her customers a constant source of inspiration. She teaches knitting and crochet workshops as well as offering advice to customers, and loves sharing her skills with others. She always has countless knitting projects on the go. Sue lives in Milton Keynes with her husband and five children. www.theknittinghut.co.uk