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A Treasury of Knitting Patternsby Barbara Walker
Synopses & Reviews
Barbara Walker's first treasury introduces us to traditional patterns for Knit-Purl combinations, Ribbing, Color-Change, Slip Stitch, Twist Stitch, Lace, Cables and more.
"Whether a novice or an expert, you will find plenty of novelty, challenge, and inspiration in working with this book," writes Barbara. The book includes a wonderful introduction with information about the origins of knitting.
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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