Japanese Knitting Stitch Bible

260 Exquisite Patterns by Hitomi Shida

Author: Hitomi Shida

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462919405

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 160

View: 9275

In the Japanese Knitting Stitch Bible knitting guru Hitomi Shida shares some of her favorite needlework patterns. Shida's strikingly original designs and variations on every imaginable classic stitch result in intricate patterns that form the basis for beautiful and unique knitted fashions. This is the perfect book for the experienced knitter who is looking for new stitches that yield spectacular results! This Japanese knitting book features a wide range of rewarding and intricate stitches including: cables popcorn stitches twisted stitches edgings and many more… A set of detailed, step-by-step diagrams show you how to execute all the basic stitches. Instructions and diagrams for a series of small projects offer practice working with large patterns, lacy patterns, pattern arrangement and round yokes among other things. The knitting projects include: A classic hat made using large patterns An elegant scarf in lacy patterns The ever-popular fingerless mittens Thick socks that can be made using various patterns A feminine collar using round stitching And much more! Japanese Knitting Stitch Bible represents a whole new adventure for knitters and is sure to become a valued reference for beginning knitters and experts alike.

Japanese Knitting Stitch Bible

260 Exquisite Patterns by Hitomi Shida

Author: Hitomi Shida

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 9784805314531

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 160

View: 1750

In the Japanese Knitting Stitch Bible knitting guru Hitomi Shida shares some of her favorite needlework patterns. Shida's strikingly original designs and variations on every imaginable classic stitch result in intricate patterns that form the basis for beautiful and unique knitted fashions. This is the perfect book for the experienced knitter who is looking for new stitches that yield spectacular results! This Japanese knitting book features a wide range of rewarding and intricate stitches including: cables popcorn stitches twisted stitches edgings and many more… A set of detailed, step-by-step diagrams show you how to execute all the basic stitches. Instructions and diagrams for a series of small projects offer practice working with large patterns, lacy patterns, pattern arrangement and round yokes among other things. The knitting projects include: A classic hat made using large patterns An elegant scarf in lacy patterns The ever-popular fingerless mittens Thick socks that can be made using various patterns A feminine collar using round stitching And much more! This Japanese stitch dictionary represents a whole new adventure for knitters and is sure to become a valued reference for experienced knitters.

Ultimate Knit Stitch Bible

750 knit, purl, cable, lace and colour stitches

Author: Collins & Brown

Publisher: Pavilion Books

ISBN: 1910904228

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 288

View: 7878

This jam-packed stitch bible begins with a guide to the best tools and equipment, detailed instructions on how to knit, and information on reading stitch diagrams and understanding knitting abbreviations. The stitches are divided into five sections. The first section introduces basic combinations of knit and purl. These two basic stitches can be configured into patterns and constructed into all kinds of fabrics. The second section features cable and aran stiches. These are characterized by a large central panel bordered by varying numbers of side panels on a textural background. For the beginner knitter, lace knitting may seem daunting as it requires a little more technique. However, the sense of accomplishing a simple eyelet will encourage you to attempt and experiment with the more complex and challenging effects. The fourth section focuses on colourwork, with most of the designs drawing inspiration from traditional Scottish and Scandinavian patterns knitted using the Fair Isle technique, which uses design repeats and motifs in horizontal and vertical bands, and in small and large panels. Intarsia knitting is a similar technique, though patterns often involve larger blocks of colour and picture motifs. The final section concentrates on edgings and trims. From simple yet decorative ribs to intricate lace borders, there is an almost endless variety of edgings. They offer a quick way of turning a plain knit garment into something supremely stylish. Whether you’re a knitting novice who is picking up a pair of needles for the first time, or a seasoned professional with years of experience, you will find inspiration and technical know-how within these pages.

Knitted Socks East and West

30 Designs Inspired by Japanese Stitch Patterns

Author: Judy Sumner

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1453268111

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 144

View: 3462

In Knitted Socks East and West, author Judy Sumner compares knitting a sock to writing a haiku: both challenge you to create something beautiful and original within a sparse, strict format. In this, her first book, she recounts how she came to study hundreds of exquisite Japanese stitch patters and then apply her new knowledge to the sock designs showcased here. Whether short or long, fine or bulky, simple or complex, each of the 30 designs in Knitted Socks East and West is named after an intriguing aspect of Japanese culture. For example, the leg of the Origami crew socks appears to fold in and out; the Sumo slipper socks are named after the heavy, organic movement of the cables in their thick yarn; and the Ikebana knee socks highlight a textural floral design. Step-by-step text and easy-to-read charts are included for each design, along with illustrated directions for the Japanese stitchwork introduced in the projects.

Haiku Knits

25 Serenely Beautiful Patterns Inspired by Japanese Design

Author: Tanya Alpert

Publisher: Clarkson Potter

ISBN: 0823098079

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 144

View: 2631

Presents easy to difficult projects for knitted garments inspired by modern Western fit, Japanese yarns, and Japanese aesthetics.

Norah Gaughan's Knitted Cable Sourcebook

A Breakthrough Guide to Knitting with Cables and Designing Your Own

Author: Norah Gaughan

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1613122918

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 240

View: 5731

This guide for the modern knitter presents more than 150 new and innovative cable stitch patterns ranging from basic to complex and offers enlightening insight into how cables are engineered, how knitters can design their own, and how knitters can mix and match cables in a knitting pattern. Teacher, author, and master knitter Norah Gaughan shares her design principles and offers clear cable-making instruction throughout, always in a conversational, easy-to-understand voice that proceeds naturally, as one cable idea leads to the next. Master the art of cable knitting, then test your newfound skills with the 15 garment patterns for wraps, sweaters, and accessories. Also available from Norah Gaughan: Knitting Nature,Comfort Knitting and Crochet: Afghans and Comfort Knitting, and Crochet: Babies and Toddlers.

The Complete Book of Crochet Stitch Designs

500 Classic & Original Patterns

Author: Linda Schäpper

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781579909154

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 352

View: 9696

Profiles five hundred crochet stitch designs, including classic patterns and originals by the author, providing a photo, a diagram, and written instructions for each; and includes a pictorial index, illustrated instructions for basic stitches, and a list of international crochet symbols.

Japanese Stitches Unraveled

160+ Stitch Patterns to Knit Top Down, Bottom Up, Back and Forth, and In the Round

Author: Wendy Bernard

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1683352181

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 288

View: 3172

Japanese stitch patterns are eye-catching and much sought after by devotees, but before now, they often seemed out of reach, whether locked behind Japanese-only instructions or tangled up in difficult-to-decipher illustrations. Japanese Stitches Unraveled offers 150 rare patterns inspired by these elusive and intricate Japanese stitch designs, along with fully illustrated charts, familiar symbols, and clear instructions for every single stitch. Each stitch pattern receives Bernard’s unique four-direction makeover—topdown, bottom-up, back-and-forth, and in-the-round. To showcase the knitting in action, Bernard also includes instructions for six garments as well as her famous formulas for knitting without a pattern.

The Knitting Stitch Bible

Author: Maria Parry-Jones

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780857621115

Category: Knitting

Page: 256

View: 5929

This is a comprehensive gallery of more than 250 stitches, ranging from the easiest purl stitch to the most complex intarsia pattern. An embellishment section offers a collection of the prettiest beaded and sequined stitches. Each entry features a photogr

Japanese Knitting: Patterns for Sweaters, Scarves and More

Knits and crochets for experienced needle crafters

Author: michiyo

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 9784805313824

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 104

View: 927

Create versatile wardrobe essentials with these chic new Japanese knitting patterns for apparel and accessories from cult favorite author michiyo. A whole new world of fashionable Tokyo-style knitwear designs opens to experienced needle crafters in Japanese Knitting: Patterns for Sweaters, Scarves and More. It is the first Japanese needlework book to be translated into English. Knitting and crochet websites across the globe often feature the work of renowned Japanese designer michiyo. Her minimalist aesthetic and textural elements make her knitwear styles polished and flattering, whether worn layered or as stand-alone pieces. With this Japanese knitting pattern book, experienced knitters and needleworkers can create a diverse collection of effortless-looking items ranging from a pair of soft slippers to a structured jacket. An introduction by needlework instructor Gayle Roehm explains the Japanese techniques to readers who are trying them for the first time. Inside, find 23 stylish patterns and instructions for: A Nordic-style sweater A classic raglan cardigan A diagonally striped tunic A "sleeve" scarf And much more Your wardrobe will benefit from the chic and comfortable touch of michiyo's knitwear designs in this newly-translated Japanese stitch dictionary and pattern book.

50 Fabulous Knit Aran Stitches

Author: Rita Weiss

Publisher: Leisure Arts

ISBN: 160140784X

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 72

View: 6504

An ardent collector of knit patterns, Rita Weiss was always fascinated with the beautiful Aran sweaters that supposedly came from the Aran Islands off the coast of Ireland. She loved the stories that accompanied them and the idea that each stitch had a special meaning. Even though historians now are saying the stories were all a myth used as a marketing tool, Rita never stopped loving the patterns. She shares 50 favorites here. Each can be worked in any yarn you choose, either in multiples (the number of stitches needed to complete one unit of the pattern) or in panels with a specific stitch count. Patterns include Cathedral Cables, Rapunzel's Cable, Tied Ropes, Desert Sand, Blarney Kiss, Quilted Cables, Diamond Windows, and more. 50 Fabulous Knit Aran Stitches (Leisure Arts #4530)

Knitting Nature

39 Designs Inspired by Patterns in Nature

Author: Norah Gaughan

Publisher: Stewart, Tabori and Chang

ISBN: 9781584794844

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 176

View: 3508

An innovative designer showcases thirty-nine creative patterns that were inspired by diverse patterns found in nature, accompanied by information about the pattern as it is revealed in the natural world, along with step-by-step instructions on how to render that pattern in a variety of beautiful fashions or accessories.

Knitting

Colour, structure and design

Author: Alison Ellen

Publisher: Crowood

ISBN: 1847977286

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 176

View: 486

Knitting: colour, structure and design takes a fresh approach to knitting, examining not just the look of a knitted pattern, but how the knitted fabric can be altered with different stitches to change its stretch, drape and thickness. Once understood, the design and application potential of this textile technique is thrilling and endless. Written by a revered craftsman, this beautifully illustrated book encourages and inspires both experienced knitters and those new to the technique to have the confidence to experiment and develop their own designs. Topics covered: basic stitches, including many different ways of casting on and off, both decorative and functional; new approaches to construct fabric in any direction (not necessarily starting at the bottom and finishing at the top) in order to make any shape without sewn seams; an in-depth section on colour giving design ideas and techniques for knitting with colour; advice on dyeing your own yarns, including decorative effects such as dip-dyeing and tie-dyeing yarn; knitting patterns to suit a range of body shapes, with directions for personalizing these to your own requirements; an in-depth look at the technique of hand knitting, what effects can be created from different stitches and the way knitting is constructed by knitting in different directions. Aimed at those new to knitting, as well as advanced experimental knitters, it examines the technique from scratch as if it were a completely new technique to encourage deeper understanding. Beautifully illustrated with 247 stunning photographs and diagrams.

Japanese Inspired Knits

Author: Marianne Isager

Publisher: Interweave

ISBN: 162033030X

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 145

View: 545

Inspired by the seasonal festivals and traditions of Japan, this blend of traditional Scandinavian knitting with distinctive Japanese influences explores the beautiful design elements steeped in folk customs. Created especially for women, these patterns are true to the Japanese ideals of high-quality design and materials. Twelve sweaters, oriented around the months of the year, are each knitted using nearly a dozen different techniques. With project names like?Sake and Soba, "?Summer in Tokyo, "?Rice Fields, "?Flower Buds," and?Stone Garden," knitters will have plenty of inspiration. In addi.

Noni Flowers

40 Exquisite Knitted Flowers

Author: Nora Bellows

Publisher: Potter Craft

ISBN: 0307587304

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 176

View: 6226

Designer Nora J. Bellows’s extraordinary Noni® bag and flower patterns have earned her acclaim and endeared her to a loyal following of knitters all over the world. Now, in her first book, she offers lifelike knitted flowers that rival the beauty of true botanicals. This is a collection of luscious designs and essential techniques that knitters will turn to again and again. Inside, you’ll find: • 40 exceptional knitted and felted flowers, from Angel’s Tears Ddaffodils to ylang ylang • 6 beautiful yet practical garment, accessory, and home projects perfect for floral embellishment • Clear instructions for knitting, felting, wiring, and finishing your work

AlterKnit Stitch Dictionary

200 Modern Knitting Motifs

Author: Andrea Rangel

Publisher: Interweave Press

ISBN: 9781632505538

Category: CRAFTS & HOBBIES

Page: 164

View: 9820

200 new motifs for stranded colorwork in non-traditional charts derived from graphic design elements. Includes sections on choosing colors, working floats, reading charts, and five projects utilizing modern motifs.

Slow Knitting

A Journey from Sheep to Skein to Stitch

Author: Hannah Thiessen

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1683351584

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 176

View: 4950

Like the “slow foodâ€? movement, Slow Knitting encourages knitters to step back, pare down, and celebrate the craftsmanship of their work. In five chapters centered around the tenets of slow knitting—sourcing carefully, making thoughtfully, thinking environmentally, experimenting fearlessly, and exploring openly—Hannah Thiessen challenges knitters of all skill levels to view their practice in a new way. Each chapter contains explorations of fiber types; profiles of well-known yarn types, makers, and yarn suppliers; and garment patterns inspired by the featured fibers. With contributions from knitting superstars Norah Gaughan, Bristol Ivy, and many others, Slow Knitting proposes an approach to knitting that is both minimalist and all-encompassing, and emphasizes what makes knitting a meditation, a passion, and a unique necessity.

Vogue Knitting, Revised and Updated

The Ultimate Knitting Book

Author: Vogue Knitting Magazine

Publisher: Vogue Knitting

ISBN: 9781942021698

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 352

View: 9943

The ultimate knitting reference, from the world's most recognized knitting magazine, gets a thorough update--including 1,600 color images and brand-new sections with techniques and designs! First published in 1989, Vogue Knitting The Ultimate Knitting Book instantly became a beloved resource for knitters. The second edition, released in 2002, further cemented its place as the most trusted knitting resource. The past 15 years have seen many exciting advances in knitting, and this update encompasses them all. It features an expanded library of cast-ons, increases, decreases, and bind-offs; in-depth sections on newly favorite techniques such as brioche, entrelac, double knitting, and mosaic knitting; and design and construction chapters that go beyond just sweaters to encompass dozens of options for hats, mittens, socks, gloves, and more than 25 shawl shapes. Comprehensive chapters cover lace and cabling, and provide even more Information than before on knitters' tools, correcting errors, finishing, embellishing, and garment care to give you a masterly understanding of every stage of knitting. With updated, revised, and fresh material throughout, 65 additional pages, and more than 1,600 photos and hand-drawn step-by-step illustrations, Vogue Knitting The Essential Knitting Book is surprisingly easy to navigate with thorough indexing and footnote cross-referencing. From beginners needing to learn the very basics to seasoned knitters wanting a refresher on a complex technique, every knitter will cherish this guide for years to come.

Alice Starmore's Glamourie

Author: Alice Starmore

Publisher: Courier Dover Publications

ISBN: 1606600834

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 208

View: 4279

Enter the world of Scottish folklore with this unique hardcover guide. Retellings of traditional tales, full-color photographs of knitted costumes inspired by the stories, plus patterns for simpler versions of the original designs.