750 Knitting Stitches: The Ultimate Knit Stitch Bible


750 Knitting Stitches: The Ultimate Knit Stitch Bible

  • St. Martin’s Books-750 Knitting Stitches

750 Knitting Stitches is both a stitch guide and a how-to knit primer, all in one volume. You get all the information needed to get started, including how to choose yarn and needles, read patterns, work basic stitches, how to check gauge, increase and decrease, join pieces and finish projects and care for your knitted items. The comprehensive pattern library includes 750 knitting stitches, from simple to ornate, including knit and purl patterns, basic and complex cables, Fair Isles and intarsia

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  • Julie Benac says:
    53 of 54 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Reprint…. Nothing New. Don’t Bother…, August 26, 2015
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    Julie Benac (Frenchtown Twp, MI) –
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    This review is from: 750 Knitting Stitches: The Ultimate Knit Stitch Bible (Hardcover)
    If you do not already have the “new Harmony Guides” from Interweave Press (edited by Erika Knight) this book is for you: all volumes are republished here. If, however, you shelled out nearly a hundred bucks for all of the revised Harmony Guides, you will not be getting anything new here. A few stitches have been given new names for this book, but everything here is identical to the Harmony Guides, and not the old Guides! There still are NO charts, except for the cable stitches, same as the Interweave guides. Here was a second chance to add charts and make these guides actually useful, but….. Nope. This book is being returned. My shelf space is too limited to have multiple copies of all the same info. Had they added charts, I would keep it for sure. But there was no effort put forth here. Just a reprint designed solely for more sales. What a disappointment.

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  • Rosemary says:
    30 of 30 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Reprint of the new Harmony Guides, September 11, 2015
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    Rosemary (United States) –
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    This review is from: 750 Knitting Stitches: The Ultimate Knit Stitch Bible (Hardcover)
    I didn’t even think to check this book against other stitch dictionaries before purchasing because I have no other dictionaries from this publisher. Turns out that this is a reprint of the new Harmony Guides from Interweave Press. I’m not sure what the story is here, or why St. Martin’s (Pavilion) is publishing this one, but there it is. The pictures have been color corrected differently and it’s in a different binding. Otherwise, it is the same. As one other reviewer noted, there are still no charts. Charts would have been a very helpful addition and one I gladly would have paid again to have, even though I already have the Harmony Guides. To be clear: I really have no problem at all with reprinting info in different formats. I just want to be told ahead of time that the content is a reprint so that I can make an informed decision about purchasing. This book was promoted as “The Ultimate,” but in reality it is a reprint. That needs to be disclosed upfront.

    If you do not already have the new Harmony Guides, this is a great way to buy the collection at a discount. There are some great stitches in the book, and this is why I gave it 3 stars. But I must say: I am really extremely disappointed, as I love collecting stitch dictionaries. I pre-ordered and was waiting on this one with much anticipation.

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  • lynnsantabarbara says:
    20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Three stars, August 27, 2015
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    I thought this book might have some stitch patterns not found in the Barbara Walker series but alas, that wasn’t the case. The color photography is nice. The fact that there are very few charts might annoy some knitters.

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