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01-10-2007, 05:00 PM
Hi all,

I got two Nicky Epstein Books for Christmas, Knitting On the Edge and Knitting Over the Edge.

today I just got 'Itty Bitty Hats - Susan B. Anderson' and 'One-Skein Wonders - Judith Durant'

I want to order 'Sensational Knitted Socks' but when I do I would add another book or two to the shipping...

Is there a book that you would reccomend having as a reference to knitting? Or something else that is a "must have"? In terms of what I want to knit/like to knit.... A book with great baby/kid stuff in it or a book with Felted items or one with home decor type things would be cool too.

Thanks for your suggestions!


01-10-2007, 05:03 PM
This (http://www.amazon.com/Knitters-Handbook-Comprehensive-Principles-Handknitting/dp/0762102489?tag2=gp04-20) is the resource I consult most often, by far.

01-10-2007, 05:04 PM
I have the Vogue Ultimate Knitting book and love it. :heart:

01-10-2007, 05:07 PM
I have the Vogue Ultimate Knitting book and love it. :heart:

Oh, if you get that one, you might want to look for a first edition used copy (I got mine from an amazon seller for about $5 shipped). It's almost identical to the current one, and you'll save a bunch of $ that you can spend on something else.

Jan in CA
01-10-2007, 05:16 PM
I have The Knitter's Bible and use it frequently.

01-10-2007, 06:51 PM
I have "The Knitting Encyclopedia" and "Knitting for Dummies" I kind of like the knitting for dummies, but the encyclopedia has more photos.

01-10-2007, 07:02 PM
ditto~~ :cheering: :cheering: Very helpful and informative
and also IMHO Stitch N Bitch was very helpful as a very new novice knitter because it broke everything WAY down so I could understand!! :happydance:

01-10-2007, 07:27 PM
Knitter's Book of Finishing Techniques. (http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_gw/002-6743212-7506441?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=knitters+book+of+finishing+techniques&Go.x=8&Go.y=12&Go=Go)

01-10-2007, 08:32 PM
Thank you all!!!

i am going to place my order soon! first though... off to knit!

01-10-2007, 08:39 PM
But for what? You didn't tell us for what!!!


01-10-2007, 11:43 PM
I like the Big Book of knitting and I recently bought a book called Cables Untangled and I LOVE IT (kind of expensive though)!!

01-11-2007, 12:30 AM
I have The Knitter's Bible and refer to it quite frequently, as well as Stitch 'n Bitch Knitter's Handbook.

01-11-2007, 07:41 AM
I am looking for a "stitchionary" - I know that vogue has 3 books on this and that Barbara Walker does too but I was looking for a comprehensive all in one. Can anyone recommend one?

Also the Barbara Walker books are stupidly expensive in the UK - I found one on Amazon for 54 - thats around $108!! I know there are some others available but can anyone recommend a good comprehensive dictionary of stitches?