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Author: Barbara Walker
Binding: Softcover
Pages: 300 Pages
Read Reviews (2):
5.000000 out of 5 stars

A Treasury of Knitting Patterns


For many years, knitters have grown to appreciate this classic trilogy of indispensable stitch-pattern books. Now they are back in print with the addition of a fourth book! Barbara exposes you to oodles of exciting patterns that will expand your skills as you incorporate them into your projects. What a wonderful group of reference books to add to your knitting library! When considering options in all over patterns, ribbing, lace, borders and edgings, just pull out one of Barbara's books and you will have a wealth of ideas at your disposal. Book One has 500, mostly traditional, written patterns with knit-purl combinations, ribbing, color-change patterns, slip-stitch patterns, twist stitch patterns, fancy texture patterns, yarn-over stitch patterns, eyelet patterns, lace, cables and cable-stitch patterns.
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5 out of 5 stars

These treasuries are splendid sources of inspiration. I love the clarity of the black and white photos, which are much more useful than the low-contrast colored photos in every newer treasury I've seen. The more recent ones also lack the excellent notes on whether the knitted fabric curls or lies flat, spreads laterally (so cast on fewer sts) or takes many rows for a given length. She mentions what would be a sturdy, flat coat-worthy fabric, and what would lie flat for a scarf. Gooood stuff I've not found in any other stitch dictionary. On the other hand, I think she set mosaic knitting back decades by her color choices. But you can't have everything---just a banquet of stitches and knitting wisdom.

5 out of 5 stars

This book is a must have for designing. The entire series has a wide variety of stitch patterns, if you have a good basic idea it is then just "plug and play". The ONLY thing that would make it better: Color photos.