Presenting 150 exquisite knitting and crochet stitches from one of Japan's most prolific and innovative designers. Keiko Okamoto is recognised around the world for her colourful and textural stitches, and this book features beautiful colour photos showing the full potential of these stitch patterns. An introduction by veteran Japanese knitting expert Gayle Roehmtranslator of Japanese Knitting Stitch Bible and 250 Japanese Knitting Stitchesexplains the ins and outs of using the Japanese-style knitting charts and executing the stitches in a way that is simple and easy for all knitters to understand. Full instructions and diagrams for crochet and knitting projects offer a chance to put these stitches to use.
These projects include: A cardigan with charming crocheted strawberry garland A multi-coloured, fringed neck wrap A pair of funky, sculptural arm-warmers toasty and multi-textured A charming Fair Isle knitted basket bag A pair of fluffy, cuffed mittens An elegant A-line textured wool sweater suitable for any body type A chic Nordic patterned short coat.
This book will be a prized addition to every knitter's library, and a favourite reference for years to come!
Keiko Okamoto is a designer and instructor who has authored numerous books in her native Japan, covering everything from clothing for women and children to knitted accessories and housewares. She has developed an international following and her numerous patterns are tremendously popular on Ravelry.com. She specialises in both knitting and crotchet designs.