About the Author:
Hitomi Shida is a well-known Japanese designer of thousands of original knitting stitches and knitted garments, cultivating a worldwide following of fans. Her intricate and elegant patterns have made her the most famous knitting guru in Japan. She has been teaching, designing and writing books for over 20 years.
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 frequently teaches at knitting gatherings around the U.S., conducts knitting tours around Japan and publishes her own designs. She is the translator of the Japanese Knitting Stitch Bible.