Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Book Review The Knit Stitch Pattern Handbook

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Knitters love their stitch dictionaries. Melissa Leapman, known for her knitting references, shares 300 of her favourite stitch patterns developed over her long career. With basic step-by-step knitting instructions, information on how to most effectively use a stitch dictionary, and a wealth of original stitch patterns, this book will appeal to all levels of knitters looking for a comprehensive, yet portable volume. The book includes stitch patterns in five categories, from imaginative novelty stitch patterns to traditional knit designs. Each stitch pattern will include a gorgeous photograph as well as written and charted instructions.

Paperback: 288 pages
Publisher: Potter Craft (22 Nov 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0449819906
ISBN-13: 978-0449819906

About the Author
Melissa Leapman is a widely published sweater designer whose patterns have appeared in Vogue Knitting, Knitters, McCalls, Family Circle, Better Homes and Gardens, Knit It!, and Interweave Knits magazines. Leapman has worked as a freelance designer for many leading ready-to-wear manufacturers, noted design houses, and major yarn companies. In addition, her knitting, crochet and design workshops are extremely popular with crafters at all skill levels. She lives in New York City.

What is a Stitch Dictionary?
How to Use This Book
Using the Patterns
Shaping within Pattern Stitches
Combining Patterns Within a Design

Chapter One
Texture Knit and Purl Patterns

Chapter Two
Lace and Openwork Patterns

Chapter Three
Cables and Crossed Stitches Patterns

Chapter Four
Slip Stitch Patterns

Chapter Five
Novelty Stitch Patterns

How to Read Instructions for Knitting Stitch Patterns
The Foreign Language of Knitting symbols and charts
Knitting Patterns Written in Words
Comprehensive Stitch Key
Knitting Techniques

The Knit Stitch Pattern Handbook  is available from Amazon

Disclosure: The lovely people at GMC Group sent me this book to review. I am not being paid for writing this review. All my reviews are honest and on things that I genuinely love and would recommend to my readers.

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