100 Essential Knitting Stitches by Susie Johns

100 Essential Knitting Stitches
by Susie Johns

100 Essential Knitting Stitches is a handy directory of 100 need-to-know knitting stitches to refresh or expand on reader's needlework skills. Organised into five main sections, the 100 stitches lend themselves to a variety of different uses. Simple stitches provide the foundation of knitted fabrics, unusual textures and lacy patterns add interest to your work, colourwork designs brighten up any knit while delicate edges and trims finish things off nicely. Each stitch is rated for difficulty and is laid out with a decorative stitched sample and clear instructions. There are also sections that cover other essential knowledge on tools and materials and getting started.Main sections include: Simple stitches, Textured stitches, Colourwork stitches, Lacy stitches, Finishing touches.

About the author:
Susie Johns is an artist and designer who has written dozens of craft books, including Circus Embroidery, Knitted Woodland Creatures, How to Embroider, Fat Quarter: Bags & Purses and Fat Quarter: Vintage. Her patterns and designs appear regularly in consumer craft magazines in the UK, such as Let's Knit, Sew and Let's Get Crafting, and she has written numerous patterns for suppliers such as DMC. She has also demonstrated various crafts on television. She lives in London.

In my opinion:
I absolutely love this book! I needed a book that would allow me to refresh my skills as a knitter. This book is a colorful directory of 100 knitting stitches. There are five sections that include simple stitches, textured stitches, colourwork stitches, lacy stitches, and finishing touches. This book has it all and is fabulous. This book is a way to practice and use up yarn that you have on hand. I will definitely be spending hours using this book and brushing up on my skills. 

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