Inspiration at your fingertips!
Within the pages of The New Knitting Stitch Dictionary you will find not only 500 innovative knitting stitch patterns, but dozens of ideas popping through your mind. Cables may inspire designs for sweaters or blankets, cozy textures for scarves, colorwork for hats, mittens, and more. You will turn to this book again and again for fresh ideas!
The stitches are divided into sections by type of stitch to make it easy to find what you want: texture, lace, cables, Aran cables, flower and leaf patterns, bobbles, lifted stitches, Fair Isle, intarsia, borders, and more. Instructions for each stitch are charted so that you can easily visualize the pattern and use it in your own design. You will find this stitch dictionary to be an invaluable reference on your knitting bookshelf.
Lydia Klös is a passionate knitter, and in addition to her work as a book author and jewelry designer, also frequently travels the lecturing circuit as a presenter and workshop instructor.
30Cable patterns • Traveling-stitch patterns
70Aran patterns • Alpine patterns • Celtic patterns
106Lace and eyelet patterns • Dropped-stitch patterns
158Nupps • Flower and leaf patterns
190Brioche patterns • Multi-row patterns
228Stranded colorwork • Intarsia patterns
300From pattern to finished object
Jewelry designer and knitter Klos has created a book of inspiration for knitters of all skill levels. This book has a whopping 500 patterns, parsed out over 12 chapters. Each concentrates on a specific design: cable, Aran, alpine, Celtic, dropped and slipped stitches, nupps, brioche, lace and eyelet, flower and leaf, multiple rows, intarsia (to add beads), decorative edges, and stranded color work. Included are sections devoted to special techniques, knitting basics, and the supplies knitters may need to create their own projects. Be advised the book contains only charted patterns, which means that line-by-line instructions are not provided, but the images are easy to follow. VERDICT This is a sumptuous reference volume that not only offers a plentitude of patterns but also contains helpful photos for each stitch for knitters to easily visualize and incorporate into their own original creations. This handy guide can enhance the abilities of all knitters.—Jacqueline Parascandola
The New Knitting Stitch Dictionary is a somewhat surprising gem. It offers both a solid foundation of stitches that will meet the needs of many knitters, as well as some very interesting and esoteric stitches that can challenge the more experienced. The clear instructions and convenient organization also add to its value as a handy resource. ...if you’re looking for some interesting takes on a variety of stitch patterns to supplement your knitting projects, The New Knitting Stitch Dictionary is well worth your consideration.—Celia McAdam Cahill