Book: A Treasury of Knitting Patterns by: Barbara G. Walker
A truly indispensable book for any knitter! And a fixture on many a knitters book shelf already. It does not give much in the way of instructions and ho-to's but this book contains over 500 stitch patterns to get your creative juices flowing! All patterns are in written form
The section in the book on color work is almost entirely about slip stitch color work which I think is really nice for blankets because you don't have yarn trailing across the back of your work.
All the photos in the book are in black and white. Each stitch pattern has it's own photo and many of them show variations of each stitch pattern as well.
I enjoy simply sitting down and browsing though this book over and over. I can't wait till I get the rest of her collection for my knitting library.
If you are looking for a bare bones dictionary without all the how-to's and pages of diagrams this is it!
This was originally published in 1968.
This book is available at Amazon