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About Fiber Images™ Patterns
We want you to have a pleasant crafting experience using our patterns. All our patterns are professionally written by experts in their crafts and tested for accuracy and completeness.
Our patterns are written for both Imperial and metric measurements.
Because not all brands or type of yarns or fibers are easily available, our patterns are written for “generic” yarn weights or types, such as “4 ply worsted weight,” “sport weight”, “fingering weight”, “mohair,” etc. Therefore, it is very important that the gauge be correct. When color is designated in a color chart a generic term such as “medium blue” is used. Our patterns are based on stitch gauge making yarn substitution easy.
To better insure the success of your projects, we have tried to classify our knitting patterns according to the skill level required to complete the project. “Beginner” means the knitter can read a pattern, knit, purl, cast-on, and bind off. “Intermediate” means the knitter can do all of the beginner classification plus perform knit/purl stitch patterns, cables, various increases and decreases, work from a chart with two colors. “Advanced” means the knitter is very accomplished and can perform even the most complicated stitches and patterns. Please use these guidelines when selecting your patterns.
The term "top down" refers to a sweater constructed starting at the neckline and worked down to the hem. The advantage of this process is that if you run out of yarn, it is easier to alter the length of a sweater than to have to rip it out and start over. With this process, it is also easier to take the sweater off the needles and check for correct fit.
The term "bottom up" refers to the traditional method of sweater construction, starting at the hem and working up toward the neckline.
The term "side-to-side" refers to a sweater constructed starting at the sleeve cuff and worked across to the other sleeve cuff. With this process, it is also easier to take the sweater off the needles and check for correct fit.
When the terms “Photo Instructions” are mentioned in a pattern description, basic knit or crochet instructions are included with the pattern.