250 Japanese Knitting Stitches

250 Japanese Knitting Stitches : The Original Pattern Bible by Hitomi Shida

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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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Product details

  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 216 x 292 x 18mm | 850g
  • Japan
  • English
  • Illustrations, color
  • 4805314834
  • 9784805314838
  • 29,519

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"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 "This is mindful, challenging knitting at its best, and this translation opens up a world of Japanese knitting charts to English speakers." -Library Journal "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
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About Hitomi Shida

Hitomi Shida is a well-known Japanese designer of hundreds of original knitting stitches and knitted garments. She has been teaching, designing and writing books for over 20 years and her work already enjoys a worldwide following among Japanese knitting fans.



Gayle Roehm devotes herself to fiber arts and happily spends her days with yarn and needles. She has lived in Japan and studies the language for many years, and has knitted from Japanese patterns for most of her knitting career. Gayle teaches at knitting gatherings around the country, and occasionally publishes her own designs.
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