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250 Japanese Knitting Stitches: The Original Pattern Bible by Hitomi Shida
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Hitomi Shida Gayle Roehm
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250 Japanese Knitting Stitches: The Original Pattern Bible by Hitomi Shida

Hitomi Shida Gayle Roehm



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Knitting & crochet


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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.

By:   Hitomi Shida, Gayle Roehm
Imprint:   Tuttle
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 292mm,  Width: 216mm,  Spine: 18mm
Weight:   850g
ISBN:   9784805314838
ISBN 10:   4805314834
Pages:   144
Publication Date:   November 2018
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Hitomi Shida has designed thousands of knitting stitches and knitted garments cultivating a worldwide following of fans. She has been teaching knitting, designing and authoring books for over 20 years. Gayle Roehm lived in Japan and studied the language for many years. She has knit from Japanese patterns for most of her knitting career. Gayle frequently teaches at knitting gatherings around the U.S., conducts knitting tours around Japan and publishes her own designs. She is the translator of the Japanese Knitting Stitch Bible.

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 Knot stitch is one of those little tweaks that turn a basic project into a one of a kind creation. It is used quite often in the elaborate stitch patterns described in the book 250 Japanese Knitting Stitches by Hitomi Shida. -10 Rows a Day blog One of the blessings of taking up needles and yarn is the opportunity to travel vicariously to far-off lands through the stories and stitches of other knitters...Avidly collected in the original Japanese by knitters around the world, 250 Japanese Knitting Stitches is Shida's first collection, a compendium of stitches she used in her Couture Knits designs...Translated and interpreted for the English-speaking world for the first time by Gayle Roehm...sharing Shida's lyrical, intricate stitches with curious knitters anxious to incorporate the work of this intrepid designer, who has plumed the depths of her imagination and far reaches of the medium to create this vocabulary for knitters everywhere. -Vogue Knitting

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