Keiko Okamoto’s Japanese Knitting Stitches: A Stitch Dictionary of 150 Amazing Patterns with 7 Sample Projects
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Keiko Okamoto’s Japanese Knitting Stitches presents 150 exquisite knitting and crochet stitches from one of Japan’s most prolific and innovative designers. Her designs range from classic to ethnic to quirky – in colors ranging from earthy to vivid. Keiko Okamoto is recognized around the world for her colorful and textural stitches, and this book features beautiful color photos showing the full potential of these stitch patterns. An introduction by veteran Japanese knitting expert Gayle Roehm – translator of Japanese Knitting Stitch Bible and 250 Japanese Knitting Stitches – explains the ins and outs of using the Japanese-style knitting charts and executing the stitches in a way that is simple and easy for all knitters to understand. Full instructions and diagrams for crochet and knitting projects offer a chance to put these stitches to use.
These projects include:
A cardigan with charming crocheted strawberry garland
A multi-colored, fringed neck wrap
A pair of funky, sculptural arm-warmers – toasty and multi-textured
A charming Fair Isle knitted basket bag
A pair of fluffy, cuffed mittens
An elegant A-line textured wool sweater suitable for any body type
A chic Nordic-patterned short coat
This book will be a prized addition to every knitter’s library, and a favourite reference for years to come!
|Dimensions||216 × 292 mm|
Keiko Okamoto is a designer and instructor who has authored numerous books in her native Japan, covering everything from clothing for women and children to knitted accessories and housewares. She has developed an international following and her numerous patterns are tremendously popular on Ravelry.com. She specializes in both knitting and crotchet designs. Gayle Roehm lived in Japan and studied the language for many years. She has knit from Japanese patterns for most of her knitting career. Gayle teaches frequently at knitting gatherings all across the United States, and publishes her own designs. She is the translator of the Japanese Knitting Stitch Bible and 250 Japanese Knitting Stitches by Hitomi Shida.
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