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gardenmommy
01-13-2006, 12:32 PM
Anyone have both? Prefer one over the other?

Vogue Knitting: The Ultimate Knitting Book (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/193154316X/sr=1-1/qid=1137169735/ref=pd_bbs_1/002-5834708-5095229?%5Fencoding=UTF8)

The Knitters Bible (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0715317997/qid=1137169874/sr=2-1/ref=pd_bbs_b_2_1/002-5834708-5095229?s=books&v=glance&n=283155)

A very generous friend gave me an amazon gift certificate, so trying to decide how to best spend my $$$

Norman
01-13-2006, 12:35 PM
I have the knitter bible but not vouge..

And I really like the bible..

It's my goal, to get every knitting "technique" book before I die.. ;) So I'll probably get this one too :D

kemp
01-13-2006, 12:54 PM
I have and like the knitters bible, but I looked at the Vogue in B&N and it looks great. I think Ingrid has it, so maybe she'll weigh in. I thought I'd like to have the vogue...looks a little slicker, but I'm not sure it has anything different from KB in it. Plus I got my KB from half.com for cheap...last time I looked for Vogue on there it was still pretty $$$

Ronda
01-13-2006, 01:09 PM
I have both. I love both of them! Being a newbie knitter, I often find myself with both of them open when I'm trying to figure something out.

knitqueen
01-13-2006, 01:15 PM
I have 'The Knitter's Bible' and love it, and just yesterday got the Vogue book from the library. It looks fantastic as well, and a LOT more complete than the KB. I think both are good. The Knitter's Bible is good for a concise collection of the basics, a really nice stitch dictionary with all kinds of stitches and some really nice, original patterns. I'd say that the Vogue one has all of that PLUS so much more. Maybe not as straight forward as a reference book but awesome nevertheless. It has a GREAT stitch library too, much more complete than the KB.

knitwit
01-13-2006, 01:16 PM
I have the Vogue variety. I really like it. They also have a smaller version that is spiral bound that I've got to keep in my bag so I can look things up while I'm out and about if need be. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

kayeknit
01-13-2006, 03:35 PM
I have the Bible, and :inlove: love it. I've seen Vogue in the library, and it looks great too. You may want to consider this...
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0715321978/qid=1137180390/sr=2-3/ref=pd_bbs_b_2_3/002-6143988-7475253?s=books&v=glance&n=283155
...a link to the hardcover edition of the Knitter's Bible. I got it for .97 here (click on new/used offers on the right), and my copy is in new/perfect condition (listed as "very good" I think). That way, maybe you can buy both! ;)

gardenmommy
01-13-2006, 03:41 PM
You enabler, you. ;) I did just order the Vogue Knitting (used), Decorative Stitches (used for 4.99), and one the Ann Budd books (again used). I'll have to add this one!

I also thought about getting the Encyclopedia of Knitting since I have 2 JoAnn's coupons for 50% off for this weekend!

I suppose knitting books are a lot like yarn, you just can't have *too many.* :roflhard:

kayeknit
01-13-2006, 03:47 PM
It's Christmas all over again for you, isn't it?!? :thumbsup:

Ellen Edwards
01-15-2006, 08:43 PM
MUST. NOT. ORDER. ANYMORE. KNIT TING. ITEMS. :(