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Keiko Okamoto's Japanese Knitting Stitches

Keiko Okamoto's Japanese Knitting Stitches

A Stitch Dictionary of 150 Amazing Patterns with 7 Sample Projects

  • Author: Keiko Okamoto
  • Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
  • ISBN: 1462920799
  • Category: Crafts & Hobbies
  • Page: 144
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Keiko Okamoto's Japanese Knitting Stitches presents 150 exquisite knitting and crochet stitches from one of Japan's most prolific and innovative designers. Her designs range from classic to ethnic to quirky—in colors ranging from earthy to vivid. Keiko Okamoto is recognized around the world for her colorful and textural stitches, and this book features beautiful color photos showing the full potential of these stitch patterns. An introduction by veteran Japanese knitting expert Gayle Roehm—translator of Japanese Knitting Stitch Bible and 250 Japanese Knitting Stitches—explains the ins and outs of using the Japanese-style knitting charts and executing the stitches in a way that is simple and easy for all knitters to understand. Full instructions and diagrams for crochet and knitting projects offer a chance to put these stitches to use. These projects include: A cardigan with charming crocheted strawberry garland A multi-colored, fringed neck wrap A pair of funky, sculptural arm-warmers—toasty and multi-textured A charming Fair Isle knitted basket bag A pair of fluffy, cuffed mittens An elegant A-line textured wool sweater suitable for any body type A chic Nordic-patterned short coat This book will be a prized addition to every knitter's library, and a favorite reference for years to come!

Japanese Knitting Stitches from Tokyo's Kazekobo Studio

Japanese Knitting Stitches from Tokyo's Kazekobo Studio

A Dictionary of 200 Stitch Patterns by Yoko Hatta

  • Author: Yoko Hatta
  • Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
  • ISBN: 1462920934
  • Category: Crafts & Hobbies
  • Page: 128
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This exciting new Japanese stitch dictionary is from popular designer Yoko Hatta—the founder and driving force behind the Kazekobo Studio. Though this is her first book in English, her work already has an extensive following in Western countries—more than 1,000 of her designs can be seen on Ravelry.com. Hatta is one of several Japanese knitters whose patterns and designs have sparked an explosion of interest in Japanese knitting techniques and aesthetics around the world. Her work in knitwear design spans more than thirty years, and knitters love her modern-yet-timeless, fun-yet-classy styles. This book presents her 200 favorite Kazekobo stitch patterns—a delightful selection of multipurpose knit-and-purl, lace, cable, Aran and rib & twist stitches in solids and motifs. Sample projects give knitters a chance to practice Hatta's techniques. These include: Mini mufflers using knit-and-purl stitches A cozy scallop-edged scarf using lace stitches A beautifully textured pair of mittens using cable and Aran stitches A stylish and sturdy pair of two-tone socks using rib and twist stitches Experienced knitters will find a wealth of unique patterns just waiting to be brought to life. A guide to the basic symbols shows how to knit the stitches, step-by-step. Originally published in Japanese by Nihon Vogue, whose books have brought the designs of artists such as Hitomi Shida, Keiko Okamoto and others to knitters around the world, this book will be a much-anticipated addition to every knitter's library.