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.