Item description for Vogue Knitting Stitchionary Volume One: Knit & Purl: The Ultimate Stitch Dictionary from the Editors of Vogue Knitting Magazine (Vogue Knitting Stitchionary Series) by Trisha Malcolm...
Overview Presents over 250 basic and complex knitting stiches, each illustrated by a color photograph of a knitted sample swatch.
An essential reference for knitters from novice to expert, this fully illustrated sourcebook is the first of three "stitch dictionaries," to be written by the professionals at Vogue® Knitting. Some 300 stitches are detailed, and hundreds of charts, photographs, and illustrations make it easy to understand how to construct each stitch, as well as the ways they can be used in projects. The experts at Vogue® Knitting demonstrate rib stitches such as brioche, herringbone, chevron, and quilted patterns; traveling patterns like parquet, ripple, and diamond stitches; lace, including daisy and wave patterns; and such unusual stitches as eye of lynx, bobble block, peppercorn, and bamboo. The most complete book of its kind, this is the definitive stitch reference!
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1" Width: 11.5" Height: 8.75" Weight: 2.25 lbs.
Release Date Sep 28, 2005
Publisher Sixth&Spring Books
ISBN 1931543771 ISBN13 9781931543774
Availability 0 units.
More About Trisha Malcolm
Malcolm is editor in chief of Vogue Knitting.
Trisha Malcolm currently resides in New York City, in the state of New York. Trisha Malcolm was born in 1960.
Reviews - What do customers think about Vogue Knitting Stitchionary Volume One: Knit & Purl: The Ultimate Stitch Dictionary from the Editors of Vogue Knitting Magazine (Vogue Knitting Stitchionary Series)?
Vogue!! Sep 24, 2008
I had no idea how many things I could do just with plain old knit and purl... I'm very impressed!
Absolutely beautiful! Feb 8, 2008
The most striking and alluring thing about this book is the photography, which is absolutely stunning. Each of the glossy pages has its own swatch, which is carefully knitted from Aurora worsted yarn (already in itself a beautiful yarn) and photographed so that the patterns on them are clear and easy to see. It's the clear photographs that made me choose this book over Barbara Walker's books, where you frequently don't really know how a swatch is going to turn out because there are little or no pictures.
However, it does have some problems. First of all, there are no charts for the lace patterns, and the notation for them isn't at all standardized.
My other problem with the book is that it's just too small. There aren't as many different patterns as there are in Barbara Walker's books. For someone looking for a wider variety of patterns, I'd recommend Barbara Walker, and looking up the Barbara Walker project on the web for photographs.
But this book is perfect for someone who is looking for something beautiful that will inspire them. It's also perfect for anyone looking for something that makes its patterns more accessible and easy to see in their finished form.
Beautiful eye candy of stitch dictionaries Jan 1, 2008
The series of Vogue Stitch Libraries are by no means intended to be as complete as Barbara Walkers or probably even the ORIGINAL Harmony guides. However, their production values are SOOOOOOO much better that I find myself going to these in order to get a better view and more inspiration than the Walker or the original Harmony guides. However, they are more extensive and more beautiful than the new guides (better colors, better format etc) If you can only afford one set of stitch dictionaries, these probably wouldn't be it. However, if you are a stitch pattern junky like me, these are definitely a good set to add to your collection.
No charts - What were they thinking? Jul 30, 2007
The patterns in this book are beautiful, but they're useless to me because they don't have charts. I've never seen a book of this type without charts.
They should have used bigger needles for the lace patterns - many of the patterns were hard to see.
Excellent source of pattern stitches Mar 30, 2007
I'm delighted! This will replace several dog-eared pamphlets and one that has indelible tea stains. There are many, many stitches, and I'm using three in the sweater I'm knitting now.
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