The New Knitting Stitch Dictionary: 500 Patterns for Textures, Lace, Aran Cables, Colorwork, Motifs, Edgings and More

Stackpole. Jun. 2023. 336p. ISBN 9780811771986. pap. $27.95. CRAFTS
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.
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