It’s mid-August and already some trees have started to change colors slightly. Although autumn is my favorite time of year, it’s sad to say goodbye to the warmth of summer and prepare ourselves for a frosty winter. But, on the other hand, it’s the perfect opportunity to pick up some knitting projects and get ready for the holiday season. Even though I’m addicted to crocheting, I also love to pick up my knitting needles and create some treasured wearables. Knitted items are soft and cozy and keep us toasty warm on cold days. That being said, I love to find new patterns and stitches to add some variety to my projects. I recently found Japanese Wonder Knitting, Timeless Stitches for Beautiful Bags, Hats, Blankets and More, and I love it.
Inside Japanese Wonder Knitting, you find 23 inspiring projects, along with an abundance of techniques and applications that will enhance all your projects. The book has 3 sections that include the following:
🧶14 varied knitting techniques, accompanied by visual tutorials, symbol charts, and “Point Lessons”
🧶Patterns for small items using these new techniques along with at least one project.
🧶The back of the book offers Knitting Basics which will walk you through some basic knitting stitches, binding-off techniques, seaming and joining, and even some basic crochet stitches.
- Bubble Stitch
- Herringbone Stitch
- Cockleshell Stitch
- Linen Stitch
- Elongated Woven Cable Stitch
- Smocking Stitch
- Leaf Stitch
- Elongated Loop Cross Stitch
- Mitered Square (Domino Knitting)
- Two-color Daisy Stitch
- Little Cockleshell Stitch
- Pleated Garter Stitch
The directions are so clear and detailed, especially with the Point Lessons. Each step is laid out for you in written and photo tutorial instructions. You simply cannot go wrong. Each stitch features a full-color image, a chart, and of course the point lessons.
There is also a page that shares the yarns used in these projects so you can duplicate the same outcome. The projects range from easy to advanced, although there is no gauge or symbol that determines the skill level for each one. All the patterns are fun and offer you the ability to run wild with them. It will be one of your favorite go-to books for future projects. This winter is going to be exciting with these wonder stitches.
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