Along with being pleasurable and satisfying, knitting can sometimes be frustrating: the cardigan you spent countless hours on just doesn’t fit right. Herein lies the beauty of Custom Knits, which teaches knitters how to use improvisational techniques to achieve spectacular results?and to unleash their inner designers. Wendy Bernard provides 25 original designs for sweaters of nearly every type, plus variations, most knitted in one piece starting at the top, a method that allows you to try on as you go, alter as desired, and essentially design on the fly. Each pattern suggests easy alterations to suit your style and body type. For the truly adventurous, the book concludes with guidelines for knitting sweaters with no pattern at all.