Cardigans & Closures: New skill-building technique book
The book offers tutorials on a variety of techniques for adding closures to cardigans, such as zippers, buttonholes and button bands. It focuses not only on the fit of each finished project, but on the finishing techniques as well, with professional tips on tricks for creating double-thick button bands, simple eyelet buttonholes and one-row buttonholes.
The book features seven cardigans with special closures in a 56-page publication that comes complete with instructions, full-color photos and illustrations for completing each cardigan.
Melissa Leapman, designer of the book's projects, is a freelancer who has worked with many leading ready-to-wear manufacturers and design houses in New York City. Her patterns have been published in premiere needlecraft publications, and she is the author of several bestselling knitting and crochet books. She has been a featured guest on numerous television shows and is the host of several knitting and crocheting DVDs.
Kara Gott Warner, the book's editor, said, "This book will be a great resource to turn to again and again. It is more than a general finishing book. It is a teaching book that will show students how to create a variety of closures -- from buttonholes to zippers."
Gott Warner joined the DRG editorial team in 2010 as the executive editor for the company's entire line of knitting publications. She is also editor of Creative Knitting magazine.
DRG is a leader in the craft and nostalgia markets and is well known for its iconic brands, which include House of White Birches, Annie's Attic, Clotilde, American School of Needlework and Good Old Days.
The company publishes magazines and books and offers kits, supplies and Web-deliverable products in print catalogs and on more than 40 DRG websites, accessible from the company website at DRGnetwork.com.
About DRG: DRG (DRGnetwork.com) is part of the third-generation Muselman family business headquartered in Berne, Ind., near Fort Wayne. A leader in the craft and nostalgia markets, DRG is well known for its iconic brands, which include House of White Birches, Annie's Attic, Clotilde, American School of Needlework and Good Old Days. The company publishes magazines and books (print and digital), and also offers kits, supplies and Web-deliverable products in print catalogs and on its more than 40 websites. Magazines and products are also available on newsstands and in retail chains and independent stores nationwide. One of DRG's divisions, Strategic Fulfillment Group (SFG), provides state-of-the-art fulfillment and database marketing services out of a 140,000-square-foot facility nestled in the rolling wooded landscape of East Texas, centered between Shreveport and Dallas. The Muselman business began in 1925 with the founding of Economy Printing Concern in Berne. EP Graphics, as it is known today, is still owned by the Muselman family. It specializes in high-quality, four-color web printing for catalogs and magazines.