Keiko Okamoto is a designer and instructor who has authored numerous books in her native Japan, covering everything from clothing for women and children to knitted accessories and housewares. She has developed an international following and her numerous patterns are tremendously popular on Ravelry.com. She specializes in both knitting and crotchet designs. Gayle Roehm lived in Japan and studied the language for many years. She has knit from Japanese patterns for most of her knitting career. Gayle teaches frequently at knitting gatherings all across the United States, and publishes her own designs. She is the translator of the Japanese Knitting Stitch Bible and 250 Japanese Knitting Stitches by Hitomi Shida.
"150 exquisite knitting and crochet stitches from one of Japan's
most prolific and innovative designers. Her designs range from
classic to ethnic to quirky-in colors ranging from earthy to
vivid." - Library Journal
"I think intermediate and advanced knitters will get the best value from this book because many of these stitches and patterns will require you to either have preexisting skills, or to develop the skills as you go...If you put your mind to knitting these stitches, you can absolutely do it...I have fallen in love with Keiko Okamoto's Japanese Knitting Stitches-and I think you're going to love it, too."- KnittingandCrochet.net
"...a valued addition to your craft book collection and a go-to reference and resource book for future projects." - Pausitive Living blog