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Japanese Knitting Books
For the Adventurous Knitter

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Ladies Sweater Vest Vol 11 1000 Knitting Patterns Book About Japanese Knitting and Crochet books

The complexity of the stitch patterns, the elegance of their garment design, and Japanese designer's love of traditional knitting combine to create exceptional garments. There are several stitch dictionaries available too!

NOTE: Recommended for the Adventurous knitter! These books are entirely in Japanese, but with great charts and schematics.



Free - Interpreting Japanese Knitting Patterns
To help you with reading Japanese patterns I have written a free PDF 8 page information brochure on Interpreting Japanese Knitting Patterns . Enjoy! Marsha White

Note: If you are unable to print off the document, but would like a printed copy with your book order, please add your request into the Special Instructions section of your order.


The Most Recent Arrivals

Let's Knit Series Couture Knit Spr Sum 5 Kazekobo's Favorite Patterns 200,
$39.95 Cdn, $39.95 US
Kazekobo is the knitting studio of Japanese knitting designer Yoko Hatta. Kazekobo means 'Wind Studio'. Yoko Hatta has been creating knit designs for over 30 years and this book is a collection of some of her favourite patterns.

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Let's Knit Series Couture Knit Spr Sum 5 Let's Knit Series Couture Knit Spr Sum 5,
$23.95 Cdn, $23.95 US
From knit designer Hitomi Shida, more beautiful combination texture and lace stitch patterns in these beautiful sweaters for spring and summer wear.

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Spr Sum 2013 Knit 2 Spr Sum 2013 Knit 2,
$23.95 Cdn, $23.95 US
Summery lace and loose fitting sweaters are featured in this issue.

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Patterns inspired by Japanese stitch patterns

Fiddlesticks Knitting Patterns - Designer Dorothy Siemens has been very entranced with the beautiful Japanese stitch patterns and incorporated them into several designs.
Charming Elegance Flair Genevieve Gloriana Harmony Vest
Lorelei Luscious Vest Madame Butterfly Namaste Tunic Silken Dream Three Cosy Lace Scarves Wavy Lace Scarves


Stocking Titles

100 Aran Knitting Patterns 100 Aran Knitting Patterns, $33.95 Cdn, $33.95 US

From intricate cables with embellishments to simple but elegant cable and bobble designs this is an excellent addition to a knitter's library. There is also a section at the back of the book that illustrates many of the cable symbols.
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125 Knitting Symbols 125 Patterns 125 Knitting Symbols 125 Patterns,
$33.95 Cdn, $33.95 US
Divided into sections of texture, lace, twisted stitches, bobbles, wrapped stitches, and colourwork; each section with detailed photos of how to work stitch symbols, and several examples of stitch patterns that use the symbols. An excellent reference book!

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1000 Knitting Patterns Book 1000 Knitting (and Crochet) Patterns Book, $90.95 Cdn, $90.95 US

An extensive reference of stitch patterns, all charted, with the samples a mix of colour and black&white photographs. The knitting section covers knit/purl textures, cables, lace, colour work, colour and cables, colour and lacework, fair isle, mosaic and more. There are 700 knitting stitch patterns and 300 crochet stitch patterns.
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Canadian Knit Canadian Knit,
$34.95 Cdn, $34.95 US
Inspired by Canadian knits from the west coast, there are sweaters, vests, capes and accessories for women, men, and children. Bold designs of birds, stars, anchors, waves, and dozens of geometrics.

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Clear & Simple Crochet Symbols Clear & Simple Crochet Symbols, $18.95 Cdn, $18.95 US

This is a great resource book for the crocheters tackling Japanese crochet patterns. There are just under 60 symbols listed, with clear illustrations and photos to explain how to work each symbol.
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Clear_Simple_Knitting_Symbols Clear & Simple Knitting Symbols, $18.95 Cdn, $18.95 US

This is a great resource book for the Adventurous Knitter tackling Japanese knitting patterns. There are over 60 symbols listed, with clear illustrations and photos to explain how to work the symbol.
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Crochet Basics Crochet Basics, $23.95 Cdn, $23.95 US

A good reference book for crocheters, there are 95 symbols with illustrated instructions to aid you reading other Japanese garment crochet books, plus basic projects for squares, a tote bag, scarf, and small placemats.
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Crochet Patterns Book 300 Crochet Patterns Book 300, $39.95 Cdn, $39.95 US

Predominately lace patterns, plus some texture designs. All are all row by row crochet (ie not motifs or in the round patterns).
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European Hand Knit 2012 Aut Win European Hand Knit 2012 Aut Win, $21.95 Cdn, $21.95 US

Light and lacy garments for spring and summer wear with feminine shaping and details.
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Fair Isle Knitting Japanese Fair Isle Knitting Japanese, $49.95 Cdn, $49.95 US

Beautiful Fair Isle sweaters and vests in fine patterning and gorgeous colour combinations.
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Ideas for Double Sided Scarves Hand Knitting Glove, Toshiyuki Shimada
$34.99 Cdn, $34.95 US

A beautiful selection of gloves and mittens using fine texture stitches, colourwork, and elegant lace from Japanese designer Toshiyuki Shimada.

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Hand Knitting Techniques book Hand Knitting Techniques book, $21.95 Cdn, $21.95 US

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. Also covers Japanese Short Rows; clear illustrations for picking up stitches along neck or sweater edges; and many examples of grafting situations.
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Ideas for Double Sided Scarves Ideas for Double Sided Scarves, Toshiyuki Shimada, $34.99 Cdn, $34.95 US

Japanese designer Toshiyuki Shimada has created a gorgeous selection of patterns for reversible scarves using cables, Fair Isle, texture, lace and other techniques.

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Keito Dama 2011 152 Keito Dama 2011 152, $32.95 Cdn, $32.95 US

Colourful garments in Nordic designs for sweaters, hats, arm and legwarmers; extravagant garments with ruffles and looped yarns; classic sweaters for men in geometric colours and stripes; lacy crochet wraps, sweaters and capes; plus several lace knit pullovers and cardigans. Over 100 designs to choose from!
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Keito Dama 2011 152 Keito Dama 2012 153, $32.95 Cdn, $32.95 US

This issue features Shetland lace and Fair Isle patterns, along with crocheted lace.
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Knitting Around the World 2007-2008 Knitting Around the World 2007-2008, $36.95 Cdn, $36.95 US

This semi-annual volume has a wonderful mixture of colour, texture and lace, plus some crocheted items. The 49 projects are divided into main sections: Sweet Knit, Glamorous Knit, Knit Jacket, Chic Knit and Early Autumn Knit.
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Knitting Around the World 2010-2011 Aut Win Knitting Around the World 2010-2011 Aut Win, $37.95 Cdn, $37.95 US

Over 50 gorgeous garments and accessories for women under the themes Nordic Sweater, Color Combination, Feminine Knit, Fashionable Jacket, Stylish Accessories, and Fine Knit Yarn.
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Knitting Around the World 2011-2012 Aut Win Knitting Around the World 2011-2012 Aut Win, $33.95 Cdn, $33.95 US

Tradition with a twist in this issue. Colourful bright Fair Isles; a Fair Isle sweater with a ruffly edged scarf; and an oversize cabled wrap with shawl collar and matching legwarmers and mittens. All getting ready for another chilly fall!
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Knitting Around the World 2012-2013 Knitting Around the World 2012-2013, $41.95 Cdn, $41.95 US

Aran, Lopi and Fair Isle knitting are the featured articles in this issue - and lots of groupings of sweater, scarves, wrist and leg warmers for each theme. Other garments in the issue vary from classic tunic style sweaters to bold colours and yarns in modern graphic garment shapes.
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Knitting Basics Knitting Basics, $25.95 Cdn, $25.95 US

A good reference book for knitters, there are 60 symbols with illustrated instructions to aid you reading other Japanese garment knitting books, 150 illustrated knitting techniques, plus some beautiful projects to work.
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Knitting Patterns Book 250 Knitting Patterns Book 250, by Hitomi Shida,
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This is the stunning book than introduced me to the beauty of Japanese knitting. Gorgeous page after page stitch patterns of lace, cable, and texture designs. Many of the patterns combine several stitch styles together for even more challenges for the Adventurous Knitter! There is also a section at the back of the book that illustrates many of the knitting symbols.
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300 Lace Patterns Knitting Patterns 300 Lace $42.95 Cdn, $42.95 US

Fully charted, these lacy designs vary from all-over lace to panels and mixes of lace and twisted stitch. The books is divided into sections covering the following styles of lace: Leaf, Diamond, Horizontal Stripe, Vertical Stripe, Wave, Small, Check, Ziz-zag, Herringbone, Flowers, and Cables.
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Knitting Patterns Book 500 Knitting Patterns 500, $40.95 Cdn, $40.95 US

They say you can never have enough stitch dictionaries - there is no end to the creativity of knitters to design more combinations of stitch patterns. In this compilation of stitch patterns there are knit-purl textures, cables and bobbles, lace, and many designs which combine different stitch styles. Illustrated techniques at the bottom of some pages show how to work a stitch used in the stitch patterns above. Fully charted with large pictures of knitted samples.
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Knitting Signs and Make Patterns Knitting Signs and Make Patterns, $18.95 Cdn, $18.95 US

Though the patterns are similar to ones in many of the English stitch pattern books, and there are only 116 stitch patterns, what is very useful are the detailed illustrations given below the different knitting stitch patterns to show you how to work the more complex parts of the pattern.
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Ladies Sweater Vest Vol 12 Ladies Sweater Vest Vol 12,
$23.95 Cdn, $23.95 US
From a tunic style vest that flairs for easy fit, to a complex stitch patterned fitted jacket, there are a wonderful variety of sweaters to choose from.

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Let's Knit Series 2011 Let's Knit Series 2011, $23.95 Cdn, $23.95 US

A mix of knit and crochet patterns for sweaters - many light and lacy!
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Let's Knit Series Couture 14 Let's Knit Series Couture 14, by Hitomi Shida $21.95 Cdn, $21.95 US

Knit designer Hitomi Shida creates collections of beautiful garments, many combining lace and texture for complex stitch patterning that challenge knitters. This current collection has many stunning sweaters to choose from, many with great details and edgings.
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Let's Knit Series Couture Knit 16 Let's Knit Series Couture Knit 16, $21.95 Cdn, $21.95 US

More stunning designs from Hitomi Shida - feminine lace pullovers, and her classic lace and texture combination stitches create elegant garments you will wear for years. A ruffle edged cable poncho does double duty as a skirt too!
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Let's Knit Series Couture Knit 17 Let's Knit Series Couture Knit 17, Hitomi Shida
$23.95 Cdn, $23.95 US
More stunning designs from Hitomi Shida - her signature style of elegant knits!

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Let's Knit Series Couture Knit Spr Sum 3 Let's Knit Series Couture Knit Spr Sum 3, by Hitomi Shida $21.95 Cdn, $21.95 US

Knit designer Hitomi Shida creates another collection of beautiful garments for spring and summer. Lacy tops with elegant twists and turns of stitches to entice both the knitter and those who admire these gorgeous designs!
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Let's Knit Series Couture Knit Spr Sum 4 Let's Knit Series Couture Knit Spr Sum 4, by Hitomi Shida $21.95 Cdn, $21.95 US

Knit designer Hitomi Shida creates another collection of beautiful garments for spring and summer. Lacy tops with elegant twists and turns of stitches to entice both the knitter and those who admire these gorgeous designs!
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Let's Knit Series Spr Sum Knits 2012 Let's Knit Series Spr Sum Knits 2012, $23.95 Cdn, $23.95 US

Combination texture and lace stitch patterns are used to create many of these beautiful sweaters for spring and summer wear.
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Nordic Mittens & Accessories Nordic Mittens & Accessories, $20.95 Cdn, $20.95 US

This is a charming book of mittens, with a few hats, socks and other accessories. Inspired by Nordic knitting patterns, there are several designs, many of them simplified, and with great photo instructions for techniques.
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Scandinavian Jacquard Caps Scandinavian Jacquard Caps, $20.95 Cdn, $20.95 US

19 patterns for hats, many with Fair Isle patterning, in a variety of styles with a modern look.
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Standard Men's Knit Standard Men's Knit,
$24.95 Cdn, $24.95 US
These garments are designed for men with most of the sizes Medium, Large and X-Large, ranging in chest sizes of 41" to 48". With the classic design styles of the vests and pullovers they are also suited and sized for women too!

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Stylish Knit Stylish Knit, $19.95 Cdn, $19.95 US

Some lovely sweaters knit in classic-style stitches in garments with modern shaping.
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