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A Treasury of Knitting Patterns

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ISBN13: 9780942018165
ISBN10: 0942018168
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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.

Synopsis:

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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kbo12, January 28, 2012 (view all comments by kbo12)
This is my go-to book almost every time I knit. Yes, I'm addicted to knitting, I've been doing it for about 50 years. I've designed my own patterns but still love "discovering" new ones in this gem of a book. I actually find myself picking up this Treasury and reading it like I would a novel. The word "Treasury" points out how it is indeed a treasure. While I've purchased the entire set, I've given away all the other volumes except this one, finding that it truly was all I needed. If you've got the will, the need, or the "itch" to knit, have needles and yarn and only need inspiration, this book is a must on your workshop shelf.
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meganchris, September 7, 2008 (view all comments by meganchris)
The premier stitch dictionary, I have an old hardcover that has been toted about everywhere. This series is great but the first volume is still the best. A must- have for any knitter, because it isn't a compilation of patterns to follow but the tools to create your own. If you want to design a throw, an aran sweater or any project, this book will give you the building blocks of texture - and some color as well - with succinct explanations and dated but informative balck and white photos.
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knitist, March 3, 2007 (view all comments by knitist)
I own this edition and would highly recommend it to beginning and advanced knitters alike. A pure treasure in any knitter's library, you'll find yourself referring to it time and time again.

This is the first volume and covers knit-purl combinations, ribbings, as well as color change, slip-stitch, textured, yarn-over, basic lace and cable patterns. Every pattern is written out - there are no charts. The sample pictures are the original black & white photos, and could be higher quality, but I like avoiding the color bias.

An indispensable resource and well worth the price.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780942018165
Subtitle:
More than 150 stitch patterns to knit top down, bottom up, back and forth, and in the round
Publisher:
STC Craft/A Melanie Falick Book
Author:
Bernard, Wendy
Location:
Pittsville, WI :
Subject:
Knitting
Subject:
Knitting -- Patterns.
Edition Description:
Cloth
Publication Date:
20140520
Binding:
Hardback
Illustrations:
170 color photos
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
9.63 x 7.38 x 1.5 in

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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.
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