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Our favourite reads this month.
This book has had a place on my shelf for years and years now! I can’t count how many
times I have pored over its pages for inspiration and ideas. It’s full of so many wonderful stitch patterns, from textured ribs and cables to beautiful lace and colourwork.
There are 142 different patterns in total, with images of example swatches accompanying each of them. Recently, I’ve had a bit of a thing for the slip stitch patterns – not too long ago, it was the cables I couldn’t get enough of.
I think I must have tried each of the patterns at least once by now, the pages are pretty well-thumbed. I usually cosy Õ«"#!"Ì*i"iÛi!#!}Ã]"Ü#Ì*"(Þ"ÌÜ&"yÕvvL>%%Ã" (Ginger Cat and Black Cat), and try out a new pattern, combination, colourway or variation of one of the stitch patterns.
Picking a favourite isn’t really an option, I love all these stitches and my preference tends to be seasonal. Each of the patterns have written instructions, as well as charts +Ü*iÀi"!iViÃÃ>ÀÞ®°","w!`"(ÞÃi%v"%&&'#!}" through this book all the time and I would recommend it to a new knitter wanting to try out more stitches, or an experienced knitter looking for fresh inspiration.