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dplantlady
08-04-2006, 07:56 AM
Are any of you out there pattern stitch junkies? I'm getting to be one...

I've seen Vogue's Stitchionery Vol 1 & 2 (*absolutely awesome*), but being unable to spend hours at Barnes & Noble looking through probably 200 or more books....

In *YOUR* experience, what are the best books out there for pattern stitch libraries? And why...

I've seen so many on Amazon & others & at my LYS, my head is spinning. Aren't they all just duplicates of one another? I'd like to get something that pretty much COVERS it, even if it's in 2 or 3 volumes.

Thanks for your input & suggestions! ;)

horve1
08-04-2006, 08:11 AM
Barbara Walker! I have her first Charted Knitting book, and it is a wealth of inspiration. Haven't made the investment in her other books yet, but this one was so amazing, I'd guess the others are too, sight unseen.

AnreeAce
08-04-2006, 09:51 AM
Oh yeah, Barbara Walker for me too. I found a copy of her second book at a used bookstore for $1.75... wow!

Beautiful patterns and good instructions. Well worth the cover price.

Chel
08-04-2006, 01:39 PM
I got a copy of 900 knitting stitch patterns copyright 1972 printed in France. I love that book! I got it from a yard sale for a nickel.

dplantlady
08-04-2006, 08:53 PM
WOW!!!
Would that *I* could find a bargain like these!

Ah well, I guess patience is the word...

900 patterns???? Now that'd keep me busy for quite a while!!! :lol:

Diane

Freyja
08-04-2006, 10:54 PM
Barbara Walker I, II, III, and IIII.

My DH is getting them for me for Christmas.
I check them out from the library all the time. I have one now :D .

carollovesyarn
08-05-2006, 12:21 AM
You can preview BW's books at knipicks. :D I'd recommend hers too. Good luck finding them.

Celine
08-05-2006, 03:39 AM
I never heard of Barbara Walker before. I checked on Amazon.com and all of her books are around $30.00 each. I'll keep my eyes open to take a look at one :shock: next time I'm in a book store. :XX:

carollovesyarn
08-05-2006, 12:45 PM
Knitpicks has them for $27, which is a skein of yarn at least. ;)

Freyja
08-05-2006, 01:34 PM
I never heard of Barbara Walker before. I checked on Amazon.com and all of her books are around $30.00 each. I'll keep my eyes open to take a look at one :shock: next time I'm in a book store. :XX:

Iv'e never seen them in a book store, just the library.