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For the experienced knitter,
This review is from: Patterns for Guernseys, Jerseys & Arans (Dover Knitting, Crochet, Tatting, Lace) (Paperback)
This is a a survey of Jerseys, Guernseys, and Aran patterns from all around Britain. Gladys Thomson gives local variations on stitches, and detailed instructions on how to construct the jumpers, as well as anecdotes about the places she visited or the person who gave her the pattern.
Charts, photos, and written instructions are given with the variations, sometimes for whole panels, or entire garments. With a little know how, it is possible to blend together the different stitches to make a unique sweater.
You do have to make your own decisions about sizes, as few are given. The construction of the sleeves, which have gussets added on, makes this easier than it sounds, but you are on your own for shaping the neck. However by looking at those patterns which have full directions, you should get by.
I love this book - a real treasure trove.