Calling all knitters! Give up store patterns altogether with this all- inclusive, go-to guide to stitches. Written by knitting experts, this invaluable resource includes both classic and new beautifully photographed stitches. With an "Essential Techniques" chapter that contains row-by-row explanations for simple design, you'll also find advanced techniques and stitches, including rarities such as entrelac, double-sided fabric, and mosaic effects. Stitches are organized into: Knit And Purl TexturesRibsTwist StitchesCablesLaceBobbles and BellsColor and Intarsia DesignsUnusual Techniques As an added bonus, this book also contains a knitwear design directory where you will find suggestions for incorporating your favorite stitches into your own pieces.