Al­terKnit Stitch Dic­tionary: 200 Mod­ern Knit­ting Mo­tifs

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By An­drea Ran­gel (In­ter­weave, 164 pages, $26.99) Had your fill of tra­di­tional Nordic mo­tifs? Find­ing Fair Isle ho-hum? Check out An­drea Ran­gel’s Al­terKnit Stitch Dic­tionary. Here you’ll find 200 mo­tifs that have a most decidedly mod­ern flair. Where else can you find stranded zom­bies, Jolly Rogers or Escher bats? There are tapestry-look mo­tifs, and ones that read like op­ti­cal il­lu­sions. While the fo­cus of the book is on the swatches, there are also ex­pla­na­tions of how to hold yarn, man­age floats, and other tech­niques cru­cial to stranded knit­ting. Pat­terns for three ac­ces­sories and two sweaters al­low you to prac­tice what you’ve learned about us­ing stitch mo­tifs within a project. No mat­ter how many stitch dic­tio­nar­ies you al­ready have on your shelf, you’ll find all-new ma­te­rial in Al­terKnit Stitch Dic­tionary.

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