This is a stitch dictionary and guide that comes with more than 300 original knitting patterns. Knitters love their stitch dictionaries. Melissa Leapman, known for her knitting references, shares 300 of her favourite stitch patterns developed over her long career. With basic step-by-step knitting instructions, information on how to most effectively use a stitch dictionary, and a wealth of original stitch patterns, this book will appeal to all levels of knitters looking for a comprehensive, yet portable volume. The book includes stitch patterns in five categories, from imaginative novelty stitch patterns to traditional knit designs. Each stitch pattern will include a gorgeous photograph as well as written and charted instructions.