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 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....
|Title||:||400 Knitting Stitches: A Complete Dictionary of Essential Stitch Patterns|
|Number of Pages||:||303 Pages|
|File Size||:||586 KB|
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400 Knitting Stitches: A Complete Dictionary of Essential Stitch Patterns Reviews
I just started knitting about 18 months ago, and I was soon thereafter introduced to this book. It's the one knitting book I own that never gets put back on the shelf. Whenever I have a desire to learn something new, I look for an attractive stitch, and then I reach for my US 7s and my Lily's Sugar and Cream stash. I knit up a dishcloth and stick it on the shelf as a future gift to whomever. People love the dishcloths (for some reason I can't quite fathom) and I love knowing that I've learned something new.
This was a gift: I can use it & will keep the book, but will never purchase it for a gift & would buy a different book for a stitch library. The major error, and it's a doozy, is that there's no Index nor listing of stitches anywhere in the book, neither are any stitches referred to by more than one name. This is a jaw-droppingly blatant error for a reference book as it makes finding a stitch by name a time-consumingly unwanted & unnecessary adventure in frustration.
I love a great stitch dictionary, but this just isn't one. While there are some nice stitch patterns, the book has MAJOR flaws. I don't think anybody edited it! Where to start...
Unfortunately, the book relies too heavily on charts, instead of writing out the pattern. I've also come across a few chaarts/patterns that had mistakes in them. As a result, I had to look them up on the internet. At least the pictures give you a good idea of what the stitch should look like.