Discover knit and purl variations, ribbed patterns, cables, lace, and more in this must-have reference for all knitters. Step-by-step instructions and a full-color photo of a hand-knitted swatch are included for each stitch.
- More than 360 different stitches are featured
- Includes a wide variety of stitches from easy to advanced, organized by style so you can create unique combinations and designs
- A lifelong reference for beginner through expert knitters
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Martingale's The Big Book of Knit Stitches packs in over three hundred fifty stitches and takes the form of good-sized close-up color photos of each stitch to accompany step-by-step instructions on how to create them, row by row. Knitters receive keys to producing cables, lace, ribs, mosaics, different textures, and more and will find this handbook packed with clear instructions. A highly recommended 'must have' reference for any needleworker's collection.
Review from Yarn Market News, May 2017
If you think you've lost your knitting mojo, it's time to pick up a copy of this dictionary of more than 350 different stitches. Shown in large-format photos with written instructions (but no charts), they are sensibly organized by type: cables and twists, lace, knit/purl texture, ribs, and bobbles/slip stitches. It's also the perfect guide for a newbie to branch out and see the incredible variety of stitches that can be created with two sticks and some string.
Review from Online Quilt Magazine, May 2017
Most quilters have fun with other crafts as well and we're nearly all fond of knitting. Sometimes a whole generation will miss out on learning this wonderful hobby - grandmothers have the time to teach their grandchildren, but Mum didn't learn. We can all learn something new from this terrific book. "360+ Stitches" it says - "Cables, Lace, Ribs, Textures" - and Brent Kane's photography shows all the knitted samples very clearly. "Bobbles, Knots, Crosses, Twists" - what an array!
The book contains no patterns for garments; just 366 stitch combinations for you to enhance your patterns with. If you have sweater or hat patterns knitted in plain or stocking stitch, then you can change the whole look by selecting a stitch repeat from this book instead.
Needle sizes are not mentioned either. It's up to you to try out a swatch of the chosen pattern, experiment with needle gauge until you like the look, then knit away. Each design tells you the stitch repeat. e.g. "multiple 10 + 1", so you can fit it easily to your garment pattern.
The explanations are quite clear - the only problem is which stitch to choose!