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The New Knitting Stitch Library: Over 300 Traditional and Innovative Stitch Patterns Illustrated in Color and Explained with Easy-to-Follow Charts

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A must-have for knitters of any level -- a picture dic-tionary of more than 300 traditional and innovative stitch patterns, photographed in close-up, three-dimensional clarity. With concise how-to instructions for every pattern, and easy-to-follow charts for intricate relief, lace, cable, and bobble patterns.
Paperback, 192 pages
Published December 31st 1999 by Lark Books
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Spinster
Oct 05, 2013 Spinster rated it really liked it
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The New Knitting Stitch Library promises to be "for the beginner and accomplished knitter alike", and that is absolutely true in my opinion. Especially the knit and purl stitch section is very simple, and yet the patterns are absolutely lovely. Even the more "accomplished" knitter like me sometimes forgets how beautiful surface structures can be created just by knit and purl stitches.

The charts are simple and very easy to follow, which is crucial when doing a difficult pattern with lots of diffe
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Steph
Apr 14, 2008 Steph rated it really liked it
I also knit a dozen or so of these stitch patterns during a striped baby blanket project. The patterns turned out well, but I mostly chose ones from the knit/purl and cables sections (so maybe the lace and twisted stitch sections aren't as good?) Overall I really liked the clear, color photos printed on glossy paper and the nice knitting charts that accompany every pattern.
Rinda Rinda
Feb 25, 2008 Rinda Rinda rated it did not like it
i tried about 12 different knit patterns from this book and not one of them looked as good as their pictures. maybe it's just me... or maybe this book is just wack.
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Aug 09, 2013 lk added it
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