Wendy Bernards groundbreaking reference title Up, Down, All Around Stitch Dictionary was the first of its kind to provide stitch patterns written for top down, bottom up, back and forth, and in the round constructionsand readers took notice Now Bernard is back with The Knitting All Around Stitch Dictionary, which picks up where the first volume left off, adding hundreds of new stitch patterns organized similarly by typeknit and purl, textured stitches, ribs, lace, and cablesplus a chapter on mosaic knitting Each chapter of The Knitting All Around Stitch Dictionary includes a customizable pattern so that knitters can easily swap out stitch patterns to make their own unique knitted items....
|Title||:||The Knitting All Around Stitch Dictionary: 150 new stitch patterns to knit top down, bottom up, back and forth & in the round|
|Publisher||:||Harry N Abrams 1 edition April 26, 2016|
|Number of Pages||:||290 pages|
|File Size||:||863 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
|Last checked||:||21 Minutes ago!|
The Knitting All Around Stitch Dictionary: 150 new stitch patterns to knit top down, bottom up, back and forth & in the round Reviews
This is an absolute must-have for all knitters! Don't know why no one had ever thought of this before, but I sure am glad that Wendy Bernard did. I brought this book to my Knitting Group and 8 people ordered it on the spot! The book shows stitch patterns flat, in the round, bottom up and top down and is a fantastic resource. If you are like me and have wondered how to translate a flat pattern into a circular one, then this book is for you.
As an avid knitter, I love stitch dictionaries and this one is excellent. It's ring bound and will stay open to any page you choose without fuss.
This is a great book that beginner and experienced knitters will enjoy. Practice the stitches - use swatches to make hot/cold pads, continue on and make the swatches longer and turn into scarves or stitch together to make afghans! Clear instructions and well illustrated. Definitely recommend.
The collection of stitch patterns, some of which contain charts as well as written instructions, is a good adjunct to other stitch pattern books (the best being Barbara Walker's Treasuries volumes 1 and 2). Any seasoned knitter, after all, can draw her own charts, even if it does take a bit of time away from actually knitting - and a novice knitter should learn the principles of charting (this book will help with that). But when one wants to pick up one's needles, yarn, and start a project, be it bottom up or top down, in the round or flat, it's pleasant to have some stitches already written out and charted, especially those stitches which have uneven numbers of knit or purl stitches before or after the * * repeats. Dividing the pattern type (simple knit/purl combinations, cables, lace, and mosaic among others) by different yarn colors is also a helpful chapter divider. There are no new stitch patterns here, but the welcome addition of charts for some makes the book a worthwhile purchase with a discount coupon or as a gift, I suspect tge author will produce more volumes of more stitches in the future.
This book introduced me to a new idea: any stitch pattern must be constructed in a different order to achieve the result you want. An item knitted from the top down approaches a stitch pattern from a different position than the same item knitted from the bottom up. This was one of those ideas that is really basic, but one that had never occurred to me.
This is exactly what I was looking for! I love the spiral bound book and most important the stitch count repeat for the individual stitches. This is great for helping me find patterns to replace others and remind me of patterns I've forgotten! There are also many I've never seen! Thank you for this!
I received my book in the mail yesterday. I then spent hours reading, and gazing at new stitch patterns in the round that I would be able to conquer without sitting down with a graph and trying to figure out the RS/WR stitches. Which I've tried and wound up screaming...I just started knitting a year ago, and for some reason I love working on DPN's which for me means, more beautiful hats, and mitts. The book is made of excellent quality. So glad I bought this!!! I will be ordering the First volume soon. Thank you Ms. Bernard for your lovely book.
this is a very helpful book, explains different patterns clearly. You can learn how to make different patterns from this book and how to knit challenging parts such as the neck from Youtube videos. Overall, i think this is a very good investment for any knitting enthusiast.