Nihon Vogue is Japan's preeminent publisher of books on
handicrafts, with a long history and hundreds of titles on
knitting, sewing, quilting, embroidery, paper crafts, tole painting
and more. Publications in English include works by Hitomi Shida,
Keiko Okamoto, Reiko Washizawa, Shizuko Kuroha, Yoko Saito and
other internationally recognized designers.
Translator Cassandra Harada is a fiber artist living in Japan, and spends most of her time knitting, and spinning for herself and good friends. Originally from the US, Cassandra has been in Japan for about 15 years and thoroughly enjoys studying the language and culture of her adopted home. Cassandra teaches knitting and spinning in Japan and America and occasionally publishes her own design work. Yoko Hatta authored the first knitting book Cassandra ever perused, and the photos in Hatta's books were the driving force that inspired Cassandra to keep trying to make beautiful things.
"Profusely illustrated, ably translated into English by Cassandra
Harada, and thoroughly 'user friendly' in organization and
presentation, Easy Knitted Fingerless Gloves is a unique and
extraordinary addition to any personal, professional, or community
library needlecraft instructional reference collection."-
Midwest Book Review
"...Each pattern has a clear and colorful photo that can be used as a reference along with pattern notes, size and instruction diagrams, and a stitch chart. The patterns are current and will inspire you to come up with your own color schemes." - Pausitive Living blog
"This book is jam packed full of knitting patterns that are just challenging enough to keep things interesting, but small enough to use up left over yarn ends. Perfect for crafting from your stash. If you enjoy knitting you are going to love the patterns in this book." -My Poppet Makes blog