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250 Japanese Knitting Stitches contains the original collection of knitting stitches first published by Hitomi Shida in 1996. Copies of the original Japanese edition have been jealously coveted by knitters around the world, and now Tuttle Publishing brings you this classic in English for the first time!
Hitomi Shida's previous work, the Japanese Knitting Stitch Bible was released by Tuttle in October 2017 and has already been purchased (and tested) by thousands of avid knitters who are thrilled to discover a treasure trove of elegant and intricate new patterns.
250 Japanese Knitting Stitches was Hitomi Shida's first effort and, like its successor, is filled with her highly original and beautiful designs and variations on knitting classics. Translated and introduced by veteran knitting instructor Gayle Roehm, the best-known teacher of Japanese knitting in America. Roehm guides knitters through the particulars of the patterns and explains how to execute the stitches.
"Originally published more than two decades ago and appearing for the first time in English, 250 Japanese Knitting Stitches by Hitomi Shida follows the author's Japanese Knitting Stitch Bible...Gayle Roehm, a knitting instructor who focuses on Japanese patterns, translated the text in both books; the stitch diagrams, however, use symbols only and require no knowledge of Japanese." -Publishers Weekly "This is mindful, challenging knitting at its best, and this translation opens up a world of Japanese knitting charts to English speakers." -Library Journal "Gayle Roehm's translation of noted designer Hitomi Shida's second stitch dictionary represents a sea change in the English speaking world...think of it as opening a window into the way another culture designs and knits. And Shida's stitches? Like calligraphy: fluid, beautiful and complex. -Vogue Knitting "This is mindful, challenging knitting at its best, and this translation opens up a world of Japanese knitting charts to English speakers." -Library Journal
ISBN: 9784805314838 ISBN-10: 4805314834 Audience:
Number Of Pages: 144 Published: 23rd October 2018 Publisher: Tuttle Publishing Country of Publication: JP Dimensions (cm): 29.2 x 21.6
Weight (kg): 0.86