Knitting Patterns Book 260 (Couture Knit)

By Shida Hitomi

A beautifully styled and photographed collection of elaborate stitch patterns, most of which combine lace with cable or twist stitch elements. There are also useful illustrations of how the motifs could be worked in round yokes and edgings.

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260 Knitting designs

Paperback: 136 pages

Publisher: NIHON VOGUE

Language: Japanese 

All patterns are charted using a standardised library of symbols, many of which will already be familiar to you. Less common symbols are usually explained in the back of the book with clear illustrations of how to work the stitch. You definitely don’t need to be able to read Japanese to use Japanese stitch dictionaries but you may find thisKnitty article about working from Japanese knitting patterns helpful.