Synopses & Reviews
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.
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.
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
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.