In this directory, Nicki Trench presents 150 knitting blocks and 51 delightful patterns, featuring traditional patterns, original motifs and new twists on classic stitches. This superb resource starts with 30 basic stitches, including garter and stocking stitch, plus the wonderfully named Loobie Lou and Summer Sunshine, followed by chapters showing the beautifully intricate intarsia stitches, embroidery and lace stitches, plus stripes and colours, Fairisle, ripple, beaded, cable and rib stitches. A section on letters and numerals is invaluable for personalizing your knitting, and there is also a chapter featuring original motifs. The project section includes blankets and throws, scarves and shawls, bags, hats and gloves, and the cutest knitted toys. If you need to refresh your knitting skills, the basic techniques chapter will show you how to cast on and off, how to achieve the correct tension and gauge, how to hold your needles, and which yarn to choose. Whether you are a novice knitter or come to this book with years of experience, you are sure to find blocks and patterns to inspire you.