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Japanese knitting stitch bible : 260 exquisite patterns / by Hitomi Shida ; translated with an introduction by Gayle Roehm.

By: Shida, Hitomi.
Contributor(s): Roehm, Gayle [translator,, writer of introduction.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Tokyo, Japan ; Rutland, Vermont : Tuttle Publishing, [2017]Copyright date: ©2017Description: 160 pages : illustrations (chiefly colour) ; 30 cm.Content type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9784805314531; 4805314532.Uniform titles: Kuchūru nitto bōbari no moyōamishū 260. English Subject(s): Knitting -- Patterns | Knitting -- Japan | KnittingGenre/Form: Patterns.DDC classification: 746.432041
Contents:
Welcome to the world of Japanese knitting -- A guide to the symbols -- Lacy patterns -- Overall patterns and crossing stitches -- Pattern panels -- Pattern arrangements -- Round yokes -- Edgings.
Summary: Japanese knitting guru Hitomi Shida is known for combining different classic stitches to create unique new patters. In Japanese Knitting Stitch Bible she shares some of the best that Japanese needlework has to offer. Strikingly original stitches and variations on every classic stitch imaginable result in patters that form the basis of stylish new knitted garments. Featuring some rewardingly intricate cables, popcorn stitches, twisted stitches, edgings and so much more--this book is perfect for experiences knitters looking for new challenges that yield spectacular results. Detailed diagrams show you how to execute all the basic stitches. Instructions and diagrams are included for a sampling of small projects. The first Japanese knitting title to be made available in English, Japanese Knitting Stitch Bible is translated and introduced by American knitting instructor Gayle Roehm. This invitation to a whole new adventure in needlework is sure to become a valued reference and perennial favorite on your shelf!
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

In the Japanese Knitting Stitch Bible knitting guru Hitomi Shida shares some of her favorite 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! This Japanese knitting book features a wide range of rewarding and intricate stitches including: cables popcorn stitches twisted stitches edgings and many more... 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, pattern arrangement and round yokes among other things. The knitting projects include: A classic hat made using large patterns An elegant scarf in lacy patterns The ever-popular fingerless mittens Thick socks that can be made using various patterns A feminine collar using round stitching And much more!
This Japanese stitch dictionary represents a whole new adventure for knitters and is sure to become a valued reference for experienced knitters.

Translation of : Kuchūru nitto bōbari no moyōamishū 260

Welcome to the world of Japanese knitting -- A guide to the symbols -- Lacy patterns -- Overall patterns and crossing stitches -- Pattern panels -- Pattern arrangements -- Round yokes -- Edgings.

Japanese knitting guru Hitomi Shida is known for combining different classic stitches to create unique new patters. In Japanese Knitting Stitch Bible she shares some of the best that Japanese needlework has to offer. Strikingly original stitches and variations on every classic stitch imaginable result in patters that form the basis of stylish new knitted garments. Featuring some rewardingly intricate cables, popcorn stitches, twisted stitches, edgings and so much more--this book is perfect for experiences knitters looking for new challenges that yield spectacular results. Detailed diagrams show you how to execute all the basic stitches. Instructions and diagrams are included for a sampling of small projects. The first Japanese knitting title to be made available in English, Japanese Knitting Stitch Bible is translated and introduced by American knitting instructor Gayle Roehm. This invitation to a whole new adventure in needlework is sure to become a valued reference and perennial favorite on your shelf!

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Library Journal Review

This collection, the first by Japanese designer Shida to be published in English, presents a series of intricate patterns featuring cables, lace, and specialty stitches. The arrangement is similar to a standard Western stitch dictionary, with a close-up color photograph of at least one pattern repeat (often knitted in a neutral-colored yarn), plus charted instructions. Shida's designs are involved, featuring long repeats, knotted and interlaced cables, delicate lace, and bobbles-often all in the same chart. Japanese knitting symbols are used throughout, and a ten-page guide (which cites the number of the chart that uses the symbol) gives all the details. Five small-accessory patterns that use the stitch patterns are included. -VERDICT This is mindful, challenging knitting at its best, and this translation opens up a world of Japanese knitting charts to English speakers. © Copyright 2017. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Publishers Weekly Review

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. She provides five full patterns for actual projects, including socks "for warm feet" and "cute fingerless mitts." In Roehm's introduction she admits, "Japanese knitting can be challenging." And, indeed, this book is most assuredly not for the beginner; it better serves the knitter who can juggle stitches, 11 pages of symbols, and tiny-fonted charts. The charts are not keyed to the symbols, although the symbols follow publishing standards. Certain conventions in the graphic format of Japanese patterns "[take] some getting used to," Roehm warns. For intrepid knitters looking for a challenge, the pages of stunning stitches will prove well worth the effort. Color photos. (Oct.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Booklist Review

And you thought you knew how to knit. Well, welcome to the world of Japanese knitting, where all the stitches look beautiful and the instructions are difficult. As the introduction explains, these stitches (the brain children of author Shida) are presented in chart form. That's not unusual for a knitting book, but here's the rub. The charts are not accompanied by keys as American knitters would expect. Japanese knitters are expected to know the standardized symbols. Gulp. The symbol explanations are provided in a guide that's pages long, and the symbols can be quite complex. But 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.--Cooper, Ilene Copyright 2017 Booklist