Wendy Bernard is the author of The Knitting All Around Stitch Dictionary, Up, Down, All-Around Stitch Dictionary, and the Custom Knits series. Her popular blog, Knit and Tonic (www.knitandtonic.net), has thousands of fans, and her knitwear patterns have been published everywhere, from Knitty and Stitch Diva Studios to Interweave Knits and Knitscene magazines. She teaches top-down knitting on Creativebug, Craftsy, and via her DVD series (Interweave). Bernard lives in Thousand Oaks, California.
If you like to introduce the occasional piece of bespoke stitchwork into your knits, then Wendy's book will give you more than 160 stitch patterns - in knit/purl combos, cable and lace. Each one has instructions for knitting flat or in the round. All are Japanese-inspired, and many have rarely been seen in the West because they've only just been translated -- Simply Knitting This will be your guide to all of your long sought how-to questions pertaining to the intricate Japanese stitch patterns. Readers can look forward to learning 150 stitch patterns while reading about the culture that has inspired them. -- MarthaStewart.com