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250 Japanese Knitting Stitches
The Original Pattern Bible by Hitomi Shida
250 Japanese Knitting Stitches contains the original collection of knitting stitches first published by Hitomi Shida in 1996. Copies of the original Japanese edition have been jealously coveted by knitters around the world - and now Tuttle Publishing brings you this classic in English for the first time! Hitomi Shida's previous work, the Japanese Knitting Stitch Bible was released by Tuttle in October 2017 and has already been purchased (and tested) by thousands of avid knitters who are thrilled to discover a treasure trove of elegant and intricate new patterns. This book was Hitomi Shida's first effort and, like its successor is filled with her highly original and beautiful designs and variations on knitting classics. Shida's stitch patterns have become a driving inspiration behind many modern western knitting designs, and experienced knitters know this. In this beautifully presented stitch dictionary you'll find:
* Stitches that are perfect for borders and edgings
* Beautiful and intricate cable stitches
* Elegant popcorn stitches, from refined to bold
* Multiple variations on individual patterns.
Veteran knitting instructor Gayle Roehm guides knitters through the particulars of the patterns and explains how to execute the stitches. Images of completed garments here and there help show the potential of these striking stitch designs.
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What Reviewers Are Saying
"One of the blessings of taking up needles and yarn is the opportunity to travel vicariously to far-off lands through the stories and stitches of other knitters...Avidly collected in the original Japanese by knitters around the world, 250 Japanese Knitting Stitches is Shida's first collection, a compendium of stitches she used in her Couture Knits designs...Translated and interpreted for the English-speaking world for the first time by Gayle Roehm...sharing Shida's lyrical, intricate stitches with curious knitters anxious to incorporate the work of this intrepid designer, who has plumed the depths of her imagination and far reaches of the medium to create this vocabulary for knitters everywhere." -Vogue Knitting "The patterns are full of glorious, toothy texture that flows from cable to twisted stitch to lace and bobble...This book will wake up your knitting imagination like a cymbal crash at the height of a symphony." - Knitty.com "The knitting stitch patterns included in the book are all interesting, beautiful, appealing and totally usable. They'd make lovely wearable projects or home decor items...The swatches are photographed cleanly, and the stitch definition is evident in every swatch...250 Japanese Knitting Stitches is an incredible value for the money you'll spend on it." - KnittingandCrochet.net "Knot stitch is one of those little tweaks that turn a basic project into a one of a kind creation. It is used quite often in the elaborate stitch patterns described in the book 250 Japanese Knitting Stitches by Hitomi Shida." -10 Rows a Day blog "This is mindful, challenging knitting at its best, and this translation opens up a world of Japanese knitting charts to English speakers." -Library Journal "Originally published more than two decades ago and appearing for the first time in English, 250 Japanese Knitting Stitches by Hitomi Shida follows the author's Japanese Knitting Stitch Bible...Gayle Roehm, a knitting instructor who focuses on Japanese patterns, translated the text in both books; the stitch diagrams, however, use symbols only and require no knowledge of Japanese." -Publishers Weekly