The ultimate Japanese knitting and crochet stitch bible now available for English-speaking crafters! 1000 Japanese Knitting & Crochet Stitches is a treasure trove of needlecraft patterns and motifs for knitters and crocheters seeking to better understand the infinite variety of their craft. First issued in Japanese in 1992 (and now out of print), this classic compendium is finally available for Western audiences. The Japanese reference work is beloved by knitters the world over, and this version will allow even more crafters to enjoy these techniques.
This dictionary includes 700 original knitting stitch patterns and 300 original crochet patterns that are sure to inspire many new knitwear designs. You’ll find classic lacy, cable, Aran, Fair Isle, Nordic, ethnic, patterns; geometric, botanical and animal motifs; and so much more. This one-stop reference has detailed steps and stitch diagrams showing how to execute over 60 knitting stitches and over 40 different crochet stitches. Each pattern is charted with a delineation of the pattern repeat. Like Tuttle’s other best-selling knitting bibles including Hitomi Shida’s Japanese Knitting Stitch Bible this one includes an introduction by Japanese Knitting guru Gayle Roehm which helps non-Japanese knitters to navigate the differences between Japanese and Western styles of knitting and crochet.
About Nihon Vogue
Nihon Vogue is Japan’s preeminent publisher of books on handicrafts, with a long history and thousands of titles on knitting, sewing, quilting, embroidery, paper crafts, tole painting and more. Many of their books have been translated into English and other languages include works by Hitomi Shida, Keiko Okamoto, Reiko Washizawa, Shizuko Kuroha, Yoko Saito and other internationally recognized needlecraft designers.
About Gayle Roehm
Gayle Roehm lived in Japan and studied the language for many years. She has knitted from Japanese patterns for most of her knitting career. Gayle teaches frequently at knitting gatherings all across the United States, and publishes her own designs. She is the translator of the Japanese Knitting Stitch Bible and 250 Japanese Knitting Stitches by Hitomi Shida.
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