Up, Down, All-Around Stitch Dictionary:
In the Up, Down, All-Around Stitch Dictionary, designer Wendy Bernard does something no other author has done before. She presents instructions for working 150 popular stitch patterns in four different ways: top-down, bottom-up, back and forth, and in the round. This hefty collection, ranging from lace and cables to colour work and fancy edgings, is loaded with beautifully photographed swatches of each pattern, plus charted and text instructions. To showcase the stitch patterns in action, Bernard also includes instructions for eight garments as well as her famous formulas for knitting garments without a pattern. This is an invaluable go-to resource, sure to inspire legions of knitters to use stitch patterns in new and exciting ways. Hardcover and spiral-bound book.
The Knitting All Around Stitch Dictionary:
Wendy Bernard’s groundbreaking reference title Up, Down, All-Around Stitch Dictionary was the first of its kind to provide stitch patterns written for top-down, bottom-up, back-and-forth, and in the round constructions—and readers took notice. Now Bernard is back with The Knitting All Around Stitch Dictionary, which picks up where the first volume left off, adding hundreds of new stitch patterns organized similarly by type—knit and purl, textured stitches, ribs, lace, and cables—plus a chapter on mosaic knitting. Each chapter includes a customizable pattern so that knitters can easily swap out stitch patterns to make their own unique knitted items. Hardcover and spiral-bound book.
Japanese Stitches Unraveled:
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—top-down, bottom-up, back-and-forth, and in-the-round. Bernard also includes instructions for six garments as well as her famous formulas for knitting without a pattern. Hardcover book.
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