Recently, I received a review copy of Seamless (or nearly seamless) Knits by Andra Knight Bowman.
I have to say, I love the idea of this book. I don't know about you, but I pretty much hate seaming anything. The book title says it all, the patterns require little to no seaming. That is a dream come true for me.
The book contains 19 patterns, and are separated by construction type: bottom up, top down, and side-to-side.
Most of the patterns are bottom up (there are 10 total in this section). There were lots of cute patterns in this section. The Deb Vest is a garter stitch vest that seems super easy. The Dixie Sweater has an awesome collar that I haven't really seen in a lot of sweater patterns, and the April Cardi is a simple loose cardigan that I could actually see myself knitting and wearing.
In the top down section there are four patterns. The one I liked was the Sandi sweater (seen in the cover photo above). I could totally see my knitting BFF, Jenni, whipping up that one up in a weekend.
Finally, in the "Somwhat Side-to-Side" section, there were five patterns. My favorite one there was the Patti cardigan. It's knit in different directions, and would be a good addition to any knitter's wardrobe.
So, if you hate to seam/finish and want to try some new sweater patterns, I think this would be a good book for you. The patterns are sized up to a 2XL, giving lots more people the chance to make and wear the sweaters!
Since I am not much of a sweater knitter, I will be giving away my review copy. Just leave a comment and you will be entered into a random drawing for the book! (please include your Ravelry name, or link to your blog so I know where to contact you should you win). I will be drawing the winner on Friday, 7/1! Good luck!
Note: I received this book as a review copy from Martingale & Company. For more information, please see my disclosure policy here.