By Vogue, NihonTranslated by Roehm, Gayle
The ultimate Japanese knitting and crochet stitch bible-now available for English-speaking crafters! 1000 Japanese Knitting & Crochet Stitches is a treasure trove of needlecraft patterns and motifs for knitters and crocheters seeking to better understand the infinite variety of t...heir craft. First issued in Japanese in 1992 (and now out of print), this classic compendium is finally available for Western audiences. The Japanese reference work is beloved by knitters the world over, and this version will allow even more crafters to enjoy these techniques. This dictionary includes 700 original knitting stitch patterns and 300 original crochet patterns that are sure to inspire many new knitwear designs. You'll find classic lacy, cable, Aran, Fair Isle, Nordic, ethnic, patterns; geometric, botanical and animal motifs; and so much more. This one-stop reference has detailed steps and stitch diagrams showing how to execute over 60 knitting stitches and over 40 different crochet stitches. Each pattern is charted with a delineation of the pattern repeat. Like Tuttle's other bestselling knitting bibles-including Hitomi Shida's Japanese Knitting Stitch Bible—this one includes an introduction by Japanese Knitting guru Gayle Roehm which helps non-Japanese knitters to navigate the differences between Japanese and Western styles of knitting and crochet.Read more
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Nihon Vogue is a leading publisher of books on handicrafts. Founded in 1954, Nihon Vogue publishes about 120 magazines and books annually. It has five individual craft divisions, including but not limited to, quilting and stitching, sewing and kiln arts. Nihon Vogue has founded a number of crafting organizations and institutions, including the Japan Knitting Association, the Japan Handicraft Instructors Association, the Japan Kimono Instructors Institute and the Vogue Knitting School for Instructors. Gayle Roehm lived in Japan and studied the language for many years, and has knit from Japanese patterns for most of her knitting career. She now lives in Maryland and teaches at knitting gatherings around the country. In addition to publishing her own designs, she is the translator of other knitting guides and dictionaries, including Japanese Knitting Stitch Bible and 250 Japanese Knitting Stitches, both published by Tuttle.
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