Traditional knitting skills are still used in practically every garment that's made. Discover 150 stitch patterns with 12 knitting patterns to hone your skills. Excellent information is provided on all aspects of knitting. The book begins with textured stitches it then moves onto twisted stitches, raised stitches, cable, lace and colour work. The introduction to each section includes interesting historical information.Each stitch has an image of a finished sample and the pattern is written in longhand as well as on a chart. Some of the photographs of the knitted samples are unfortunately poor quality. This is a useful book not only for those who wish to carry on the tradition of knitting, but also for those interested in contemporary knitting as the stitches can easily be used in any project. This review first appeared on yarnsandfabrics website.