Beloved knitwear designer Melissa Leapman offers a comprehensive stitch dictionary and guide with more than 300 original knitting patterns, including slip stitches, cables, and lace.
Knitters love their stitch dictionaries. Melissa Leapman, known for her knitting references, shares 300 of her favorite stitch patterns developed over her long career. With basic step-by-step knitting instruction, information on how to most effectively use a stitch dictionary, and a wealth of original stitch patterns, this book will appeal to all levels of knitters looking for a comprehensive, yet portable volume. The book includes stitch patterns in five categories from imaginative novelty stitch patterns to traditional knit designs. Each stitch pattern includes a gorgeous photograph as well as written and charted instructions.
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About the Author
MELISSA LEAPMAN is a widely published knitwear designer whose patterns have appeared in every premier needlework publication in the country. Her knitting, crochet, and design workshops are popular with crafters at all skill levels. She has been a featured guest on DIY's Knitty Gritty, Lifetime TV's Handmade by Design, and HGTV's Sew Much More. Melissa is the author of thirteen knitting and crochet books, including Knitting the Perfect Fit, Stashbuster Knits, Mastering Color Knitting, Cables Untangled, and more. She lives in New York City.
Table of Contents
What Is a Stitch Dictionary? 8
How to Use This Book 8
Using the Patterns 9
Shaping Within Pattern Stitches 13
Combining Patterns Within a Design 17
Chapter 1 Textured Knit and Purl Patterns 19
Chapter 2 Lace and Openwork Patterns 55
Chapter 3 Cables and Crossed Stitch Patterns 107
Chapter 4 Slip Stitch Patterns 191
Chapter 5 Novelty Stitch Patterns 225
How to Read Instructions for Knitting Stitch Patterns 257
The Foreign Language of Knitting Symbols and Charts 257
Knitting Patterns Written in Words 260
Comprehensive Stitch Key 263
Knitting Techniques 268
Material Resources 285
The Knitting Community 285