Stitches Around the World

I love looking through stitch dictionaries. I was first introduced to them when I found a podcast about books of patterned stitches from Japan; and when I was last in London, I found an entire shelf of these excellent resources at the Loop. I could have stayed lost in that shop for hours . . .

Well, today, one of my Facebook groups shared an incredible stitch collection that you can access via Facebook (scroll down a bit through the pictures) or via Post (a Russian version of Pintrest–I think). The image below is courtesy of the Facebook page. Wow.

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Image Source: Ceren nur’la hobi ve örgü

 

Since I love textured stitches, I find these patterns to be amazingly delicate, detailed, and different from the usual swatches I’ve seen. Perhaps I’ll find an excuse to incorporate them as panels in a sweater or a blanket. The wonderful things is that language is not too much of a barrier here, thanks to the charts. Here are a few more images of the lovely stitches and their accompanying charts.

Where do you go for inspiration? Have any stitch collections caught your eye lately?

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2 Responses to Stitches Around the World

  1. polwygle says:

    I would love an online stitch pattern resource, and I’m willing to pay for it (subscription or otherwise). It would be nice to have in English (although I have joked my willingness to learn another language if it aids me in my knitting!).

    Those links provide nice eye candy, but I really wish that there was something more categorized so I could search by stitch count repeat or desired rows to account for my yardage. Perhaps buying eBook is the way I need to go. I often find myself away from my resources when I’m traveling (like now).

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    • I know what you mean! I have heard folks rave about the Japanese stitch books, and I like them a lot. But boy, I do wish that we had better translations. It’s one thing to say that charts are a universal language and quite another to try to knit from them! If you get any leads, let me know!

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