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The Harmony Guide to Knitting Stitches (Volume 1)

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The Harmony Guides are a series of highly practical, illustrated guides to hand knitting and crochet, explaining basic techniques from start to finish. This volume is a comprehensive pattern library of 450 knitting stitches, from simple to ornate, including knit and purl patterns, basic cables, and rib and edging patterns. ( )
  RochesterKnittingGui | Apr 17, 2016 |
Wonderful stitch reference book. Just wish the pics were bigger; however, I have swatched many of the patterns and have found it very useful. Great book to look thru when searching for just the right pattern and like that it is in color. ( )
  loral56 | Aug 18, 2009 |
Maybe if they weren't quite so crowded feeling on the page, and they were spaced slightly better this would be better but that's about the only gripe I have with this excellent stitch library that I used when I was knitting hats for the Innocent Big Knit 2008 ( )
  wyvernfriend | Nov 15, 2008 |
This, the Harmony Guides, is a canonical series of stitches and patterns for knitting. It, like the Barbara Walker Treasury series, are essential to knitters who want to move beyond knitting other people's patterns.

I understand that this version of the series is going out of print, to be replaced by a new series that is organized differently. I'll probably buy it too. ( )
  shafer | Nov 29, 2007 |
Stitch patterns with line by line directions and color photos are presented in this book. Patterns use 1, 2 and 3 colors. The book was originally published in Great Britain and uses some terminology not familiar to US knitters. These terms, however, are defined in the introductory pages. Pattern categories include: (1) knit and purl patterns; (2) patterns for texture and colour; (3) All-over lace patterns; (4) lace panel stitches; (5) Rib patterns; (6) cables; (7) edging patterns.

The concept of this work is similar to Barbara G. Walker's "Treasury of Knitting Patterns" and subsequent volumes. Many of these stitch patterns can also be found in her works. What is unique in this volume is the use of 2 and 3 colors for a pattern. Since the photos are in color, the reader has a better notion of how a stitch might work with a garment.

I prefer the Walker volumes because of the additional information she passes on about how to use the fabric in garments, but nonetheless, this volume is certainly useful.

Also published as "The Harmony Guides 450 Knitting Stitches Volume 2" ( )
  KatySilbs | Nov 23, 2007 |
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The original Harmony Guides were published in the 1980s and 1990s by at least two companies: Lyric Books and Collins & Brown. The titles and sequence were similar but not identical.

The Harmony Guide to Knitting Stitches (Vol. 1) (Lyric Books) was re-titled as 450 Knitting Stitches: Volume 2 (Collins & Brown).
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Demonstrates texture and color techniques, lace patterns, lace panel stitches, rib patterns, cables, and edging patterns.

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