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Magnificent book, misleadingly titled
on 10 July 2005
Having seen some of the author's freeform handknitting I bought this sight-unseen (before the publisher's synopsis was posted). This is translated from Mailles, les mouvements du fil, which is literally Stitches, the passage of yarn. The book is about stitch structures and most of the examples are machine-knitted. The core of the book is the stunning photos of knitted samples, juxtaposed with the textures of nature. Structures are elucidated by graph. A chapter to show rudimentary techniques would not equip a novice to reproduce the stitches. There are no garments or finished items here. My only quibble would be that choice of yarns and their impact on finished textiles are barely touched on.I suggest that this book is essential for textile students and innovative designers. It is not for the average home knitter.