Have one to sell? Sell yours here
Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Colour:
Image not available

 
Tell the Publisher!
Id like to read this book on Kindle

Don't have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here, or download a FREE Kindle Reading App.

The New Knitting Stitch Library: Over 300 Traditional and Innovative Stitch Patterns Illustrated in Color and Explained with Easy-To-Follow Charts [Paperback]

Leslie Stanfield , Lesley Stanfield
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

Available from these sellers.


Formats

Amazon Price New from Used from
Hardcover --  
Paperback --  


Product details

  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Lark Books (NC) (Feb 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1579900275
  • ISBN-13: 978-1579900274
  • Product Dimensions: 26.5 x 19 x 1.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,926,955 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
  • See Complete Table of Contents

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, and more.

Sell a Digital Version of This Book in the Kindle Store

If you are a publisher or author and hold the digital rights to a book, you can sell a digital version of it in our Kindle Store. Learn more


Customer Reviews

4 star
0
3 star
0
1 star
0
4.2 out of 5 stars
4.2 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Inspiring 20 July 1999
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
I began knitting a little more than a year ago, and could find very few patterns to match my inspirations. This book gave me the freedom to create my own designs, and match the fiber to a stitch that would best display the beauty of its texture and color. I have used the book several times, for at least 5 different sweaters, and anticipate returning to it many more times. The graphical schematic patterns make it very easy to identify what row you are on, and the overall concept of the pattern. This book is ideal for someone who prefers the freedom of designing rather than following a pattern with a complete set of instructions for designing and shaping. I know of at least two other people who consider this book a valuable asset to their collection of knitting books. The color photographs are beautiful, and suggest fibers to accentuate a particular stitch.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Lacking in varity 28 May 1999
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
Stanfield is no Walker. This book does offer many attractive designs but the variety was lacking. She seems taken with cables and lace. Many of the designs obviously stemmed from the same ideas. I found the charts hard to follow and was frustrated in my attempts to reproduce her designs. Give me the classic Treasury of Knitting Books over this anyday.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
5.0 out of 5 stars New Knitting Stitch Library 12 Sep 2011
By Clare M
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Excellent stitch reference book, very clearly presented. Even though I have been a knitting designer for many years now, still I have found some fresh, new ideas. There is a photo summary of all the stitches at the beginning and the stitches themselves are very clearly photographed and charted. Definitely a great addition to the bookshelf.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars nice 23 July 2013
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
this is nice for my bisnes and my good frends for look for patterns my freand love it so muts
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
Amazon.com: 4.2 out of 5 stars  26 reviews
19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Among the best I've seen 7 April 2004
By Lori Freeman - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I just got this book a few days ago and I have really been enjoying it! I've swatched several patterns from the different sections and been very pleased.
The book is organized well; I like having the 'picture index' in the front for quick reference. The charts are clear and easy to read. Most patterns will require just one or two repeats to familiarize yourself with any unusual symbols used in the chart. There are a few patterns (the simpler knit and purl patterns) which appear with both charted and written instructions, so that you can get some additional practice beyond the examples in the introduction. Raw beginners might have some trouble, e.g. conceptualizing that a dot indicates a purl stitch on the right side of the work and a knit stitch on the wrong side; but if you have a decent grasp of the fundamentals and a good knitting reference book to help you with unfamiliar techniques, you're set.
There are quite a few patterns in this book which I absolutely adore and can't wait to design projects to use them in. Many of the cable patterns in particular are intriguing - different and fresh without being wacky. But I'm partial to cables, so maybe there's a little bias showing through....
The only thing that's lacking in this book is commentary on the different stitches' history, recommended applications, caveats etc., which is part of what makes Barbara Walker's Treasuries so enthralling. Even with that lack, though, I have to give it full marks as an inspiring knitting stitch library.
19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent knitting reference... some experience required 25 April 2003
By Artisan7 - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
This knitting pattern reference book would do well in your library - like diamonds, you can almost never have enough pattern books as the possibilities are endless!
What is outstanding about this book is how well it is organized - each section is grouped by type such as cables, lace and even a just knit and purl section. Even the index has snap shots of each pattern making it so easy to find by style.
Excellent color pictures and charts of all stitches - best charting layout I have seen yet. If you are unfamiliar with working with charts, take time to read the intro and practice on the smaller patterns. Once you get the knack of working with charts, you will see that it is a time saver and it is easier to visualize where you are.
I would recommend this for knitters who have some experience with the basics, intermediate levels and above.
13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Inspiring 20 July 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
I began knitting a little more than a year ago, and could find very few patterns to match my inspirations. This book gave me the freedom to create my own designs, and match the fiber to a stitch that would best display the beauty of its texture and color. I have used the book several times, for at least 5 different sweaters, and anticipate returning to it many more times. The graphical schematic patterns make it very easy to identify what row you are on, and the overall concept of the pattern. This book is ideal for someone who prefers the freedom of designing rather than following a pattern with a complete set of instructions for designing and shaping. I know of at least two other people who consider this book a valuable asset to their collection of knitting books. The color photographs are beautiful, and suggest fibers to accentuate a particular stitch.
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars So much fun! 23 Nov 2001
By "knitwitch" - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
I have had so much fun with this book! At first I was afraid of the charts, but now that I've learned how to read them, I find them much easier to use than written directions--you can see clearly what you're supposed to do instead of having to wade through a bunch of text (and in a pattern of 90 stitches or more, text directions can be SOOO confusing!)
This is a great book if, like me, you like playing around with new things and designing your own pieces. Before this book, I was afraid of cables, too, but one night I just hunkered down and followed the directions and was amazed at how easy they actually are--so I love the large section on cables in this book.
Beginners shouldn't be afraid to try new things--after a book on basic knitting techniques (and a good teacher), this would be my next purchase. If you just try some of the more than 70 knit and purl stitches (easy as pie) your confidence level will shoot up and you shouldn't be afraid to move on to cables, bobbles, and lace. Try things out and if you make a few mistakes, don't worry about it--just figure out where you went wrong and try again.
Whenever I'm bored and don't want to work on my current project I just whip out some inexpensive yarn and try a few new patterns from this book.
17 of 19 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Lacking in varity 28 May 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
Stanfield is no Walker. This book does offer many attractive designs but the variety was lacking. She seems taken with cables and lace. Many of the designs obviously stemmed from the same ideas. I found the charts hard to follow and was frustrated in my attempts to reproduce her designs. Give me the classic Treasury of Knitting Books over this anyday.
Were these reviews helpful?   Let us know
Search Customer Reviews
Only search this product's reviews

Customer Discussions

This product's forum
Discussion Replies Latest Post
No discussions yet

Ask questions, Share opinions, Gain insight
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 

Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions
   


Look for similar items by category


Feedback