Japanese Knitting Stitch Bible

Japanese Knitting Stitch Bible : 260 Exquisite Patterns by Hitomi Shida

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In the Japanese Knitting Stitch Bible knitting guru Hitomi Shida shares some of her favourite needlework patterns. Shida's strikingly original designs and variations on every imaginable classic stitch result in intricate patterns that form the basis for beautiful and unique knitted fashions. This is the perfect book for the experienced knitter who is looking for new stitches that yield spectacular results. The stitches featured include cables, popcorn stitches and edgings. A set of detailed, step-by-step diagrams show you how to execute all the basic stitches. Instructions and diagrams for a series of small projects offer practice working with large patterns, lacy patterns and pattern arrangements. The projects include ever-popular fingerless mittens, a feminine collar and thick socks.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 216 x 292 x 12.7mm | 816.47g
  • Tuttle Publishing
  • Japan
  • English
  • 260 Halftones, color
  • 4805314532
  • 9784805314531
  • 3,348

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"This is mindful, challenging knitting at its best, and this translation opens up a world of Japanese knitting charts to English speakers." --"Starred Review" Library Journal "The book is a great combo of stitch patterns, clear pictures, illustrations for the fiddly bits and a few patterns thrown in for good measure. It's a worthy addition to your library and something for you to consider. I'm glad to have it at my reach! And of course, it's another way for me to lose countless hours thumbing through and daydreaming." --Knotions.com "Not only is this book truly inspiring, but it is educational and is sure to up your knitting game!" --RaglineKnits.com "Recommended for cable lovers, knitting designers, and confident knitters who are ready to move beyond basic lace. This book will be especially useful for anyone who wants an English explanation of untranslated Japanese stitch dictionaries." --GannetDesigns.com "This book is on fire--Such imaginative stitch motifs." --Mason-Dixon Knitting "A remarkable book ... This makes me want to quit my job and knit! ... I cannot give a big enough thumbs up to this book!" --KnitCircus.com "Profusely and beautifully illustrated throughout, thoroughly 'user friendly' in organization and presentation, Japanese Knitting Stitch Bible is a unique and highly recommended addition to personal, professional, and community library knitting instructional guide collections. --Midwest Book Review ..".experienced knitters will be tempted to give it a go after paging through the handsomely photographed knit swatches, each of which is accompanied by unlabeled charts. For those who want to jump right in, there are a few patterns for socks and a hat. A black-and-white photo section that shows how to knit the stitches concludes. A feast for the eyes, and perhaps the hands." --Booklist "Roehm translates the imaginative work of Shida, one of Japan's best-known hand-knitting designers, into English for the first time. Shida gained an international following with the Japanese publication of a book of couture knitting patterns a decade ago, and here presents hundreds of other patterns, adding scallops, yokes, and edgings to her offerings ... For intrepid knitters looking for a challenge, the pages of stunning stitches will prove well worth the effort." --Publishers Weekly "Shida's original designs and variations on classic stitches fill out this book, intended for tyro and veteran knitters alike, illustrated with detailed, step-by-step diagrams." --Publishers Weekly
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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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