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400 Knitting Stitches: A Complete Dictionary of Essential Stitch Patternsby Potter Craft
Synopses & Reviews
Whether you're a beginning knitter or advanced, whether your tastes range from simple knit-purl stitching to fancy Daisy or Moroccan screen, a dictionary of stitch patterns is indispensable!
Young knitters, old knitters, hip knitters, traditional knitters: they all enjoy different styles. But every knitter from age 5 to 95 needs a good dictionary of stitches. 400 Knitting Stitches is a comprehensive guide that invites knitters to experiment with a variety of new stitch combinations. The book is conveniently divided into eight categories: knit-purl, crossed and cables, slipped, lacy,double, twisted, cast-off, and fancy stitches. Making a romantic lacy wrap or a classic cable sweater? Whatever your style, there's a stitch in here for you.
Each of the 400-plus featured stitches is accompanied by easy-to-follow written and charted instructions,as well as a full-color photograph. A section on basic knitting information and techniques at the front of the book makes this volume even more invaluable.
From advanced knitters experimenting with their own designs to beginners looking for clear instruction and explanation, 400 Knitting Stitches is an essential reference for knitters of all kinds.
For knitters of every skill level, this guide features more than 400 stitches, each accompanied by easy-to-follow written and charted instructions and a full-color photograph. 440 full-color photographs.
Wendy Bernardandrsquo;s groundbreaking reference title Up, Down, All-Around Stitch Dictionary was the first of its kind to provide stitch patterns written for top-down, bottom-up, back-and-forth, and in-the-round constructionsandmdash;and readers took notice.
Now Bernard is back with The Knitting All Around Stitch Dictionary, which picks up where the first volume left off, adding hundreds of new stitch patterns organized similarly by typeandmdash;knit and purl, textured stitches, ribs, lace, and cablesandmdash;plus a chapter on mosaic knitting. Each chapter of The Knitting All Around Stitch Dictionary includes a customizable pattern so that knitters can easily swap out stitch patterns to make their own unique knitted items.
Stitch dictionaries are to knitters what Websterand#8217;s is to a writer. Within the pages of these inspiring reference books are the endless variations of knit and purl stitches that produce the fabrics of all knitting. But in the Up, Down, All-Around Stitch Dictionary, designer Wendy Bernard does something no other author has done beforeand#151; she presents instructions for working 150 popular stitch patterns four different ways: top down, bottom up, back and forth, and in the round. This hefty collection, ranging from lace and cables to colorwork and fancy edgings, is loaded with beautifully photographed swatches of each pattern, plus charted and text instructions. To showcase the stitch patterns in action, Bernard also includes instructions for eight garments as well as her famous formulas for knitting garments without a pattern. This is an invaluable go-to resource, sure to inspire legions of knitters to use stitch patterns in new and exciting ways.
About the Author
Wendy Bernard is the author of STC Craftandrsquo;s Custom Knits, Custom Knits 2, and Custom Knits Accessories. Her patterns have been published online by Knitty and Stitch Diva Studios; in Interweave Knits and Knitscene magazines; in the books No Sheep for You, Brave New Knits, and STCand#39;s My Grandmotherand#39;s Knitting; and in a DVD series teaching top-down knitting techniques.
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