Knitting Stitch Library

Knitting Stitch Library

by Lesley Stanfield
     
 
Instant access to over 300 stitches, from the new to the traditional, the simple to the complex, for the beginner and accomplished knitter alike. Each stitch is photographed in color and is accompanied by an easy-to-follow chart. A comprehensive selection of yarns helps to create many different effects, from chunky Arans to delicate lace stitches.

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Instant access to over 300 stitches, from the new to the traditional, the simple to the complex, for the beginner and accomplished knitter alike. Each stitch is photographed in color and is accompanied by an easy-to-follow chart. A comprehensive selection of yarns helps to create many different effects, from chunky Arans to delicate lace stitches.

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Library Journal - Library Journal
Stitch pattern collections are the basic building blocks used by knitwear designers. Unlike many earlier pattern collections that relied exclusively on written instructions of the ``knit one, purl one'' variety, Stanfield's compilation of 332 patterns features charted patterns and close-up photographs throughout. Patterns in chart form have only recently come to be preferred by many creative knitters, perhaps because charts provide a pictorial representation of how the finished piece will actually look. Stanfield divides the collection into five major groups: knit and purl, cable, lace and bobble, twisted stitches, and ``other.'' Throughout, she emphasizes charts, using written instructions only when introducing new material. This book has much to admire, including myriad elegant stitch patterns the author has rescued from obscurity, excellent photography, and a thumbnail index with a small photograph of each pattern linked by number to the complete pattern. Highly recommended where demand warrants.-- Janice Zlendich, California State Univ. Lib., Fullerton

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801983320
Publisher:
Krause Publications
Publication date:
05/15/1992
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
77.50(w) x 10.75(h) x 7.50(d)

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