Japanese Knitting Stitch Bible: 260 Exquisite Patterns by

Japanese Knitting Stitch Bible: 260 Exquisite Patterns by Hitomi Shida✬ [PDF] ✓ Japanese Knitting Stitch Bible: 260 Exquisite Patterns by Hitomi Shida By Join or create book clubs ✹ – Varanus.us 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 r In the Japanese Stitch Bible: Kindle ´ 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 uniue knitted fashions This is the perfect book for the experienced knitter who is looking for new stitches that yield spectacular Japanese Knitting ePUB Ö results This Japanese knitting book features a wide range of rewarding and intricate stitches including cables popcorn stitches twisted stitches edgings and many 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 Knitting Stitch Bible: PDF Æ yokes among other things The knitting projects Knitting Stitch Bible: 260 Exquisite Epub / 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 muchThis Japanese stitch dictionary represents a whole new adventure for knitters and is sure to become a valued reference Knitting Stitch Bible: 260 Exquisite Epub / for experienced knittersIn 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 uniue 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 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 muchThis Japanese stitch dictionary represents a whole new adventure for knitters and is sure to become a valued reference for experienced knittersIn 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 uniue 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 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 muchThis Japanese stitch dictionary represents a whole new adventure for knitters and is sure to become a valued reference for experienced knitters.

Japanese Knitting Stitch Bible: 260 Exquisite Patterns by
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  • Japanese Knitting Stitch Bible: 260 Exquisite Patterns by Hitomi Shida
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  • 04 November 2015
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  1. says:

    I could spend the rest of my life knitting patterns from this lovely book It is a feast for the eyes The English translation is excellent Especially helpful are the beginning notes that explain how Japanese charts differ Take the time to absorb these differences All patterns are presented in chart form It takes a bit of time for the eye and mind to decipher the symbols I spent an evening studying the formation of the symbols and layout in the Guide in the front of the book That was time well spent It “clicked” and made sense Now my mind is full of ideas for scarves mittens socks and garments It would be helpful to draw from previous experience in knitting cables lace and twisted stitches so I would not recommend this book for beginners This book will remain out on the coffee table It is far too lovely to hide away on the bookshelf


  2. says:

    Completely useless as a Kindle book I'm sure it's very nice in print but not worth anything on Kindle The charts don't scale with your screen so you can't read them and it references additional charts by page number which is not integrated with Kindle It's completely unusable I was very disappointed


  3. says:

    I got this book yesterday after returning from a knitting tour of Ireland I was exhausted but couldn't put the book down The designs are wonderful from simple to very intricate My mind is spinning with ideas and I am anxious to swatch them out The charting is going to take some time to get used to as some of the symbols are a little different from what I usually knit from There are no written instructions per row only the charts I can't see doing these designs in any other way The chart symbols are cross referenced to the design pages The book is divided into chapters each with its own small project Lacy Patterns Overall Patterns and Crossing Stitches Pattern Panels Pattern Arrangements Round Yokes and Edgings The photography is excellent each photo showing the design that is charted This is a must have book for anyone who enjoys designing their own knits loves texture and is a stitch pattern enthusiast This is not a book for knitters who don't like charts Extremely reasonable price for what you receive Don't pass this one up


  4. says:

    As a knitter and also as a fan of Japanese culture and Japan in general I knew I had to have this book I had been trying for some time to find on the web about Japanese stitches and I did find bits and pieces but nothing with a good solid foundation from which to start So even though I have been uite disappointed with the majority of new knitting books I've recently purchased I was cautiously optimistic that this volume would in fact be just what I was hoping and when it arrived my hopes were met and well exceededEnclosed in this softcover oversized book are uite a few new and unusual stitches as well as a multitude of stitch patterns that are far complex than most any Western knitter is accustomed to seeing Some patterns even include crochet mixed into the knitting Stitch patterns and even single stitch groups can be complex some such as the double decrease right over purl are complicated enough that instead of explaining the symbol inline Shida sensei provides step by step illustrated instructions later in the volume After explaining the symbols the remainder of the book is dedicated to stitch patterns primarily large repeats 50 sts x 48 rows for example of interspersed lace and cables which look absolutely stunning No enthusiastic knitter can possibly browse through them without wanting to immediately try them allI would recommend this book only for knitters with than a little experience knitting both cables and lace and only those very comfortable working from charts In general Japanese knitting patterns do not include written instructions only charts This volume is no exception Many perhaps most of the stitch symbols included on the charts here do not have euivalent USWestern chart symbols because the stitches simply do not exist in traditional Western knitting Some of them are easy to conceive of like adding increases and decreases to a cable stitch to create a lacy cable Such stitches are not entirely foreign to you if you've read Barbara Walker's Charted Knitting Designs A Third Treasury of Knitting Patterns or something similar Others however such as Shida sensei's lift over and wrapped knot stitches may be entirely new to most knitters confronted with them for the first timeShida sensei also provides a selection of basic and arrangement stitch patterns which show options for modifying the patterns in various ways to create something entirely original to your project Finally a sampling of round yokes and a small selection of patterns for complete projects are included at the end remember charts and basic steps only no row by row instructions but the majority of the book is dedicated to stitch patterns without doubtIn summary experienced and advanced intermediate knitters will find plenty tons of new stitch patterns in Shida sensei's most excellent collection of Japanese stitch patterns There are enough patterns here to keep you knitting for at least a year or two without knitting the same pattern twice But I would again caution any knitter who doesn't feel confident in lace and cable knitting to instead gain experience in those first and then come back to this treasure afterward One final caution Because many of these stitch patterns include such large repeats they will likely look best in sport weight or lighter yarn If you are a knitter who prefers to work in DK and heavier yarn you will probably be dissatisfied with these patterns It would not be possible to make most types of projects using these patterns with heavier yarn and still get the sizing right A scarf with a 50 st repeat in even DK weight yarn would be rather wide don't you think


  5. says:

    Love itJust received this bookThe book has a lot of patterns with pictures and diagrams a guide to the symbols pictures how to knit symbolsThe book does not have textured knit and purl patterns but if you can read diagrams you can enjoy this book


  6. says:

    I’m in love with this book Beautiful patterns well written instructions These patterns are not for beginners I love it


  7. says:

    As the owner of dozens of knitting books I'm not easily impressed with another new knitting book but Japanese Knitting Stitch Bible is an absolute treasure I promise you've never seem anything like these exuisite patterns before in the US The pattern on the front alone is worth the very modest price of the book I paid less than 1200 The patterns are all in chart form and there is a clear and concise guide to the charts and symbols The book arrived yesterday and I'm longing to abandon all my Christmas projects in process to start exploring a new pattern with needles and wool Treat yourself You won't regret it I promise Just think 260 never before seen stitch patterns to inspire and thrill you


  8. says:

    I'm surprised all the reviews follow the same sort of format about lovely stitches but all charted designs There is a lot to say on a practical levelThis is a really heavy book and from a practical level it is hard to use It does not lie flat which drives me mad Seriously how can you use charts this complex when the book keeps closing There is a brief explanation on how to read the charts but this should have been prominent and comprehensive You could even miss it and it makes a big difference eg the charts are always written from the point of view of the right side even if the row you are knitting is the wrong side Another major difference is that the bobbles in each pattern and they are used a lot in this book are crocheted rather than knitted I crochet than I knit so apart from being fiddly and weird it didn't phase me However I know a lot of great knitters who don't crochet at all and so wouldn't buy this book There are a few designs included but they are pretty basic It would have been nice to see a jumper which made use of all aspects ie edging main stitch and tapered yoke stitches The sizes are pretty small too 19 for the hat and 16 for the collar Most books provide at least a couple of size variations I found it a bit perverse too that the patterns are not shown as a stitch repeat but a large swatch to fill the same portion of each page Often this means a 'repeat and a bit' is shown which is odd It could put you off trying some of them Eg one simple design of 12 stitches by 16 rows is shown as filling half a page which makes it intimidating than it is Finally I would have liked to see the patterns in order of difficulty There are some very achievable ones hidden in the pages but they are mixed in with virtuoso stitchesHaving said all that the pictures are stunning and inspiring I just wish the book was user friendly


  9. says:

    This is not a pattern book although it does have a few basic patterns at the back Its mainly a stitch dictionary of japanese pattern repeats These seem to exemplify very fine textured designs with a mix of lace small cables and crossed stitches and small bobbles If you like your knits textured and want something for a fine gauge luxury knit or for a light summer top then these are perfect You do need to be comfortable using charts this isnt a book for beginners or those starting to improve However if you are at the stage of pushing your boundaries beyond the basics and are confident enough to swop out one pattern repeat for another then this is a great addition to any library Whilst the full patterns are simple there are a lot of free or very cheap pdf patterns of japanese knits online if you want a different style of jumper etc but want something similar to be able to envisage the end result fairly easily Etsy or Pinterest are the best for this sort of thing Really happy with the book now off to decide which ine ti use in my next project


  10. says:

    This is a lovely book but if you don’t like working from a pattern graph rather than the written word it might be a problem The patterns are stunningly beautiful and I will certainly try some of them I will need complete peace with no interruptions Even if I don’t succeed it’s a beautifully illustrated book to own


  11. says:

    A truly gorgeous and inspirational book of knitting stitches Shida shows how to group these together in garments or to offset and mix up patterns It generated a lot of interest in my knitting group The stitch patterns are given in diagram form so if you like your designs written out this may not be for you


  12. says:

    Oh this book is absolutely wonderful The patterns are beautiful and are given in diagram form which makes them easy to follow The photographs are very clear I photocopy the charts on my printer and then I can use a marker pen to help me keep track of where I am I doubt that you'll ever need any other knitting pattern book It's a joy to just look through it let alone knit the patterns If you love knitting something interesting then treat yourself to this book

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