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A treasury of knitting patterns by Barbara…

A treasury of knitting patterns (edition 1968)

by Barbara G. Walker

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Title:A treasury of knitting patterns
Authors:Barbara G. Walker
Info:New York, Scribner's Sons [1968]
Collections:Your library, Knitting
Tags:knitting, stitch patterns

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A Treasury of Knitting Patterns by Barbara G. Walker

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    The Knitter's Handy Book of Patterns: Basic Designs in Multiple Sizes & Gauges by Ann Budd (AnnaClaire)
    AnnaClaire: Ann Budd's book uses charts of stitch counts as patterns: find the size of the garment, and the gauge for your stitch pattern, and go from there.
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    A Second Treasury of Knitting Patterns by Barbara G. Walker (AnnaClaire)
    AnnaClaire: I've heard of people who like the second Treasury better than the first, but both the first and second Treasuries are excellent.
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    Big Book of Knitting Stitch Patterns by Inc. Sterling Publishing Co. (AnnaClaire)

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500 patterns clearly pictured including knit-purl combinations, ribbings, color-change patterns, slip-stitch patterns, twist stitch patterns, fancy texture patterns, yarn-over stitch patterns, eyelet patterns, lace, cables, and cable-stitch patterns. ( )
  RochesterKnittingGui | Apr 9, 2016 |
A classic book of knitting patterns. ( )
  puckmls | Mar 6, 2011 |
This is the first of 4 volumes in which Barbara Walker presents over 550 knitting stitch patterns. Each stitch pattern has a b&w photo, and line by line instructions for creating the pattern. The number of stitches need to create a pattern is noted. This is especially useful when patterns have increases and decreases.

Chapters are arranged according to some technique common to all patterns: Simple knit-purl combinations; ribbings; color-change patterns; slip-stitch patterns; twist stitch patterns; fancy texture; patterns made with yarn-over stitches; eyelet patterns; lace; cables; and cable-stitch patterns.

An alphabetic index makes it easy to locate any stitch by name.

At the end of the patterns there is a wonderful author note: "Dear Reader - Do you know any knitting pattern that is not included in this book? I'd like to add your pattern to my collection.".... In the subsequent volumes of this series, Walker includes many patterns sent by readers of this original volume. She give proper credit.

Barbara Walker is a knitting hero for me. Of all the knitting writers, I have learned the most from her. For a biography on the web see: http://www.nownj.org/njNews/2005/0116%20humanist_profile-%20Barbara%20G.%20Walke... ( )
  KatySilbs | Nov 14, 2007 |
The best stitch library ever. ( )
  MarlaF | Sep 29, 2007 |
The first of four now-classic volumes cataloging knitting stitch patterns. Each pattern is illustrated by a black and white photograph, along with clear written directions. There are also some color plates illustrating patterns that use more than one color.

I have the original hardcover versions, but Schoolhouse Press has reprinted it in softcover. ( )
1 vote lilinah | Mar 10, 2007 |
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