Stitch dictionaries are to knitters what Websters is to a writer Within the pages of these inspiring reference books are the endless variations of knit and purl stitches that produce the fabrics of all knitting But in the Up, Down, All Around Stitch Dictionary, designer Wendy Bernard does something no other author has done before she presents instructions for working 150 popular stitch patterns four different ways top down, bottom up, back and forth, and in the round This hefty collection, ranging from lace and cables to colorwork and fancy edgings, is loaded with beautifully photographed swatches of each pattern, plus charted and text instructions To showcase the stitch patterns in action, Bernard also includes instructions for eight garments as well as her famous formulas for knitting garments without a pattern This is an invaluable go to resource, sure to inspire legions of knitters to use stitch patterns in new and exciting ways....
|Title||:||Up, Down All-Around Stitch Dictionary|
|Number of Pages||:||593 Pages|
|File Size||:||670 KB|
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Up, Down All-Around Stitch Dictionary Reviews
I'm not real big on stitch dictionaries, I have several and guess what, they mostly sit on the shelf.
I have a fairly substantial library of books dedicated to both needlework and sewing, but the most well-done of all my books is this book: Up, Down, All-Around . . . It simply does all the things that need to be done RIGHT.
The vast majority of stitch patterns given are for bottom up and in the round. More top down patterns would have made this a real winner for me. Given the book's title, I expected far more top-down, not just the typical bottoms ups and translations into knitting in the round. I've gotten more out the 365-day calendar of stitches than with this. So, if you're hoping to put patterning into top-down sweaters, or edging lace before finishing, this really isn't much help. My search continues. (The spiral format, however, is very nice and lies flat.)
There is nothing wrong with this and everything right. I love that this is truly a stitch dictionary, no how to knit, purl, cast on, etc. The concept is brilliant (the stitch multiple index will be especially helpful and is one of those, "why hasn't anyone thought of this before??" features), the stitch patterns beautiful and varied, the instructions clear and, OMG, it's spiral bound!! Got it yesterday, of course looked through it right away, ordered the second volume immediately and can't wait to get that one. THANK YOU Wendy Bernard.
I absolutely love this book! I had checked it out from the library several times before I bought it and always had a late fee because I always needed it longer than I thought! This book is very thorough and gives you the directions for stitches in the round and flat. This is very important for knitters! At the end of each section, they have a project. I made the cowl scarf they have directions for in this book and it turned out lovely. The book is spiral bound, so you can fold the pages over and have the book sit on your lap or a table while you read directions; very handy! If you are a knitter, this book is a must have!
This book is awesome. I have been looking for a book like this for a long time, not being talented enough to do this myself (and, believe me, I've tried!!). The format is great!! There is an errata, http://www.abramsbooks.com/stc-craft-errata-up-down-all-around-stitch-dictionary/, I don't know if this has been corrected, so I'm including it.