The ultimate reference for traditional and innovative knitting stitches for those interested in creating beautiful and individual hand-knitted garments.
Each entry features a photograph of a piece of sample knitting and a clear and concise instruction chart.
Clear guidance for beginners and experts with a how-to-use section and a comprehensive list of symbols.
Accessibility is the keynote of this book. It is designed to meet the needs of all knitters, but more than that it is intended for anyone who wants to explore the craft of handknitting in a creative, imaginative way. It is a uniquely comprehensive reference to stitches, and how to do them - you need never buy another knitting book again!
Maria Parry Jones holds a degree in knitwear from Demontfort University in Leicester. She began her career translating current and forward knitting trends into commercial designs for European and American manufacturers. She also created designs in knitted jersey fabric for several leading stores including Pringle, Burton Group, and Marks & Spencer. Maria is currently a design consultant for the highly prestigious Rowan Yarns, and a freelance knitwear designer, which involves her in teaching, guiding, and inspiring knitters across the country.
Introduction How to use the book The essentials of hand-knitting Stitch selector 1. Knit and purl 2. Ribs 3. Cable and twists 4. Bobbles 5. Lace knitting 6. Stranded colour (Fair Isle) knitting 7. Intarsia knitting 8. Embellishments Index, Glossary and Credits