Create your own garments and mix and match stitches and edgings with the help of this guide that includes over 200 stitches. Whatever your ability, you will be bale to follow the basic techniques, easy-to-use stitch library and symbols and charts in this compact 256 page book. All the usual stitches, but some more unusual ones too. Shapes and motifs include flowers.-KarenPlatt.co.uk We all need reference books and machine knitters can do a lot worse than have a good handbook of crochet stitches. We can add many decorative edgings to machine knitting, so do look out for [this book]. It's an essential guide for crochet workers of all abilities. Over 200 crochet stitches are explained in full, each accompanied by a photographed sample, row-by-row instructions and easy to follow charts. Additional chapters on basic techniques and materials, a stitch selector and a how-to-use section provide clear guidance for all abilities. The book also includes a detailed introduction to yarns, hooks, accessories and basic crochet stitches. It's illustrated throughout in colour, with easy to use charts and samples.-Machine Knitting Monthly Ideal for anyone who wants to invent their own patterns, this helpful little guide gives you over 200 illustrated stitch patterns to experiment with - from basic patterns to textured stitches, fans and shells, mesh and filet stitches, openwork and lace, spikes, relief stitches, trims, clusters, puffs and bobbles - and more! There are flower patterns and special stitches like overlaid steps and woven checks, too - all in all, an invaluable guide.-AllAboutYou.com
About the Author
Betty Barnden is a freelance needlecraft designer who studied furniture design at the Royal College of Art (where she made her first tubular knitted chairs). Betty has designed knitting patterns for companies such as Sirdar, Patons, Jaeger and King Cole. Her knitwear, embroidery and crochet designs have appeared in many magazines over the years, and she has also designed embroidery projects and kits. Betty regularly contributes to Sewing World magazine.