Barbara Walker's stitch references are a towering resource for hand-knitters. Barbara gathered and cleverly translated literally thousands of traditional patterns and stitches from all over the world into these clearly written, well organized books. Each treasury has extensive entries for Knit Purl combinations, Slip-Stitch, Cables, Lace, Mosaics and more.
The First Treasury introduces us to hundreds of traditional patterns for Knit-Purl combinations, Ribbing, Color-Change, Slip Stitch, Twist Stitch, Lace, Cables and more.
The Second Treasury is even larger than the First Treasury! Barbara gives us hundreds more exciting and inspirational patterns, clearly organized in useful categories such as: Edgings, Lace, Cables, Twist-stitch, Color patterns, texture patterns and many more.
The Third Treasury features hundreds of new patterns - this time with charts! The patterns are mostly original designs by Barbara Walker, some of them knitted by unusual methods that combine standard knitting techniques to create new types of fabrics. Also includes extensive chapters on Textured Fabrics, Twist Stitch Patterns, Cables, Lace, Mosaic and Color, plus a useful section entitled "How to Read Charts" and an accompanying complete list of symbols.
The Fourth Treasury combines 82 newly-invented stitch patterns in Knit, Purl and Texture, Cables and Traveling Stitches, Lace and more, with a reprint of Walker's Sampler Knitting including stitch patterns for Basic Shapes in Garter Stitch, Mosaic, Lace and Cable Samplers.