NOTE: This title is written entirely in Japanese.
82 pgs, soft cover, charts, NV5629
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Category: Japanese Knitting books
Though written entirely in Japanese, there are clear charts and ilustrations to aid the Adventurous Knitter.
Though many of the techniques illustrated are similar to the ones we find in English knitting books, I found that there were more illustrations provided for a given technique to really help you understand what motions you and your yarn are making. The book covers the basics of different cast-on's and cast-off's, increases and decreases, and plus more complex knitting techniques.
For those who have heard about the advantages of Japanese Short Rows, there are several pages detailing the technique - how to work them on the knit side or purl side for shoulder shaping; and using them to create an isolated area of shaped knitting (for example a scalloped border, extra length in the bust area of a sweater etc.).
The section on grafting is also excellent, illustrating how to graft sections of knit and purl stitches to each other; grafting working stitches to knitted rows; and grafting curved sections to each other (for example a knitting edging onto a neck edge).
One of the most useful sections for me covered picking up stitches. They have very clearly charted out where you pick up stitches along neck edges; along row edges when working a buttonband; and along diagonal edges for V-necks.
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