This is a creative guide to the 300 knitting stitches you really need to know, including contemporary stitches and timeless classics.
An invaluable resource of original stitch patterns, this collection is suitable for newcomers, designers and knitters of all abilities. Instead of being merely a round-up of familiar stitches, this is a visual feast of new material put together by expert author-designers Lesley Stanfield and Melody Griffiths, with a wide experience of hand knitting. It is a must-have addition to existing reference books on the subject.
The stitches are organized into knit and purl, textures and ribs, twist stitches, cables, lace, bobbles and bells, colour and intarsia designs, and unusual techniques including rarities like entrelac, double-sided fabric and mosaic effects. Clear and simple charts are provided with each pattern throughout the book.
This is a reissue of the previously published book.
|Dimensions||190 × 246 mm|
Lesley Stanfield is a freelance knitting and crochet designer who has worked on and for several women's magazines. She lives and works in Whitstable, UK. She has written many best-selling books for Search Press including 75 Birds, Butterflies & Beautiful Beasties to Knit & Crochet, 100 Flowers to Knit & Crochet, 200 Fun Things to Crochet, 200 Fun Things to Knit, 75 Knitted Floral Blocks and The Encyclopedia of Knitting Techniques.
Melody Griffiths commissioned and designed garments and accessories for women's magazines and worldwide yarn manufacturers for over 20 years. As well as designing, she worked as a knitting editor and is the author of 201 Crochet Motifs, Blocks, Projects and Ideas, Crochet in No Time, and Knitting in No Time. Sadly, Melody passed away in 2009.
Together Lesley and Melody collaborated on The Essential Stitch Collection and The Encyclopedia of Knitting.