Book by Walker, Barbara G


10 thoughts on “A Treasury of Knitting Patterns

  1. Melynda Melynda says:

    Knitting porn, pure and simple Hundreds of patterns, grouped thematically, with pictures, techical info, and the inimitable Walker commentary You WANT this book.


  2. Rosemary Bagley Rosemary Bagley says:

    If you knit, and cannot afford many books, A Treasury of Knitting Patterns, by Barbara G Walker would be one that I would recommend buying There are hundreds of knitting patterns and if you want to make a knitted item look different changing the pattern from stockinette stitch to something less familiar is one of the easiest ways to personalize your knitting If you have a large budget, you could buy all of Barbara Walker s knitting and knitting pattern books I in particular enjoy Knitting If you knit, and cannot afford many books, A Treasury of Knitting Patterns, by Barbara G Walker would be one that I would recommend buying There are hundreds of knitting patterns and if you want to make a knitted item look different changing the pattern from stockinette stitch to something less familiar is one of the easiest ways to personalize your knitting If you have a large budget, you could buy all of Barbara Walker s knitting and knitting pattern books I in particular enjoy Knitting From the Top


  3. Amy Amy says:

    Awesome book I got it from the library, but I am adding it to mywish list because it is a great reference for fun pattern ideas.


  4. Miriam Miriam says:

    This book will not teach you to knit, but once you know the basics Go to Elizabeth Zimmerman books for that , it opens up infinite beautiful possibilities I am a little obsessed right now with the wealth of knowledge and instruction these knitting masters provided.


  5. Renna Shesso Renna Shesso says:

    This book is wonderful I still have a scarf length swatch I knit from it in the early 1980s, a few inches of each pattern that caught my eye My comments about the pattern i.e boring , works up easy, lots of vertical stretch, and such are scribbled in next to the pictures This book and any in the series are a great resource, and I come back to them again and again.PS While Barbara G Walker was working on her knitting books, and knitting in general, she read while she knit, with res This book is wonderful I still have a scarf length swatch I knit from it in the early 1980s, a few inches of each pattern that caught my eye My comments about the pattern i.e boring , works up easy, lots of vertical stretch, and such are scribbled in next to the pictures This book and any in the series are a great resource, and I come back to them again and again.PS While Barbara G Walker was working on her knitting books, and knitting in general, she read while she knit, with research materials propped open in front of her All that research years of it ultimately became The Woman s Encyclopedia of Myths and Secrets That book is as important a resource in my feminist spiritual studies as this book is in my knitting I remember reading an interview in which Walker described using a cookbook holder a plexiglas frame designed to hold a large cookbook open but also protect its pages from splashes to hold books open as she knit Lately I read downloaded books on my computer screen as I knit


  6. Nadia Nadia says:

    A fantastic book about knitting Well laid out with a delightful, wide array of patterns styles catering to all knitting levels Barbara Walker has done an incredible service with these Treasuries and they should be in every knitters collection A fantastic book about knitting Well laid out with a delightful, wide array of patterns styles catering to all knitting levels Barbara Walker has done an incredible service with these Treasuries and they should be in every knitters collection


  7. Sara Sara says:

    A great reference book for knitters with a huge assortment of patterns Includes how many stitches needed for a repeat plus the necessary edges so you can adapt them for your sweater, afghan, os shawl.


  8. Kate Kate says:

    Love it Now I just have to find the rest of the books


  9. Karen Karen says:

    All of her Treasuries are important stitch reference books, and no knitting library is complete without them.


  10. Ilyse Ilyse says:

    Virginia Woolf has said All women together ought to let flowers fall upon the tomb of Aphra Behn, for it was she who earned them the right to speak their minds Nevermind Aphra Behn and her noble savage bullshit that s for another review, but Barbara Walker is to knitters what Virginia Woolf claims Aphra Behn is to womankind Thanks to her we have 4 4 beautiful encyclopedias of patterns, us knitters can design and knit whatever is on our minds, and all theeasily thanks to her other ingen Virginia Woolf has said All women together ought to let flowers fall upon the tomb of Aphra Behn, for it was she who earned them the right to speak their minds Nevermind Aphra Behn and her noble savage bullshit that s for another review, but Barbara Walker is to knitters what Virginia Woolf claims Aphra Behn is to womankind Thanks to her we have 4 4 beautiful encyclopedias of patterns, us knitters can design and knit whatever is on our minds, and all theeasily thanks to her other ingenious contributions charted design and knitting top down I love you Barbara, even though after moving to Florida you ve hung up your needles, and collect rocks instead see Vogue Knitting Anniversary issue from Summer 2007