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01-07-2011, 11:14 PM
I have been searching for a thorough, easy to understand book of knitting stitches, with as many as possible. There are A LOT of books on this so before I make a decision I wanted to ask for suggestions here. I also found a cool site with 100 different pattern stitches for free but I would really like a book with more options.

Thanks in advance.

01-07-2011, 11:31 PM
I know that VogueKnitting has a book of stitches, I think it's called the Stitch Dictionary.....you can find it on Amazon, and I think it's also available for eBook readers too.

Personally, I think Vogue has pretty good knitting publications, but if there's someone else who has a recommendation, I would consider their recommendation above mine.

01-08-2011, 07:19 PM
I agree...the Vogue Stitchonary series is great! I have the knit/purl one, the one on cables, and the one on color knitting. Every one of them have beautiful swatches kintted up with the instructions, color schemes, and graphs.

01-11-2011, 02:32 PM
Here you go. (http://www.amazon.com/Ultimate-Sourcebook-Knitting-Crochet-Stitches/dp/0762104058/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1294770726&sr=8-1)

This is the one that I use.

01-11-2011, 03:04 PM
I have this one (http://www.chapters.indigo.ca/books/Knitting-Stitches-Complete-Dictionary-Essential-Crown/9780307462732-item.html?ref=wishlist), and I think it's great!

I also have this collection (http://www.chapters.indigo.ca/books/Stitch-Collection-Box-Portable-Guides-Debbie-ONeill/9781600593918-item.html?ikwid=the+stitch+collection&ikwsec=Books), which is not as comprehensive but great for taking with you if you take your knitting on the go. :thumbsup: