RANDOM HOUSE-Knitting Pattern Essentials. Bring your vision to life with pattern-drafting essentials. What's the number one mistake that knitters make? They follow a pattern exactly! In this comprehensive guide to sweater construction, acclaimed knitting instructor Sally Melville reveals the secrets to creating or modifying a pattern so the finished project looks and fits exactly how you want. Pattern drafting has never been easier to understand as Sally breaks down each skill including how to calculate personal measurements, ease and stitch patterns, create a pattern from an existing garment that you love, shape a variety of necklines, sides, sleeves, and hemlines, combine garment elements for an endless array of design possibilities. Knit 8 projects that showcase the elements covered in the book. Author: Sally Melville. Softcover, 224 pages. Published 2013. Made in USA.