07-10-2007, 04:14 PM
Am sure everyone gets email notices from KnitPicks...but, just in case...
I just received their SUMMER SALE email notice: Books are 40% off!
Nicky Epstein's book called "Knitting On the Edge" is listed...as well as "Finishing Techniques" by Nancy Wiseman!
I have both of these books! They should be a "staple" in any knitter's library! All three of Nicky Epstein's "On the Edge" books are worthy of purchase!
07-10-2007, 04:19 PM
I know, what a great deal at Knitpicks! Thanks for the book suggestions - as usual, you're extremely helpful in sharing some of that wealth of knowledge you have! :D
07-10-2007, 04:57 PM
I'm so excited my "No Sheep for You" was shipped yesterday!! I had wanted it for a while and it's FANTASTIC to get it on sale!
I was just going to ask, what are some good books for a newbie knitter. Some good reference books? I saw they have a few things. Any suggestions?
07-11-2007, 02:21 AM
I have Last Minute Knitted Gifts (http://www.knitpicks.com/Last-Minute+Knitted+Gifts_BD30579.html) and love it, I think it would be great for a newbie! Still one of my all time faves, projects for all levels, but a fave, as I said, Scarf Style (http://www.knitpicks.com/Scarf+Style_BD30529.html). You will get a LOT of info on substituting yarns when wool is called for with No Sheep for You (http://www.knitpicks.com/No+Sheep+for+You_BD30899.html) (I ordered this one, a must have IMHO). Oh my, a MUST have, The Knitters Handy Book of Patterns (http://www.knitpicks.com/The+Knitter's+Handy+Book+of+Patterns_BD30031.html) , this book has several patterns and they are sized for sizes from kids to adults, really great for a newbie IMHO. I almost forgot...ya gotta have Mason Dixon Knitting (http://www.knitpicks.com/Mason+Dixon+Knitting_BD30728.html)! ANother WONDERFUL book, The Best of Vogue (http://www.knitpicks.com/The+Best+of+Vogue+Knitting_BD30923.html), my husband surprised me with this before I even knew it was released! It has 25 OUTSTANDING articles that have been taken from Vogue magazine over the past 25 years, I love, love mine!! I don't have it yet, but is Knit Fix (http://www.knitpicks.com/Knit+Fix_BD30803.html) is anything like I've heard, every knitter should have it bc it shows you how to fix so many mistakes in knitting! Sweater Workshop (http://www.knitpicks.com/Sweater+Workshop_BD30595.html) is amazing, it teaches you how to make sweaters to fit anyone. And, when you are ready to knit socks (the most fun things in the world to knit!), then Sensational Knitted Socks (http://www.knitpicks.com/Sensational+Knitted+Socks_BD30656.html) is a must have, I understand the 2nd version (http://www.knitpicks.com/More+Sensational+Knitted+Socks_BD30924.html) is as good, but I don't have it. I don't have them, but know that Sally Melville's books are great The Knitting Experience (http://www.knitpicks.com/The+Knitting+Experience+Book+1%3a+The+Knit+Stitch_ BD30338.html) which deals with the knit st, and a basic into into knitting; The Purl Stitch (http://www.knitpicks.com/The+Purl+Stitch_BD30403.html) and the 3rd in the series, The Knitting Experience 3, Color (http://www.knitpicks.com/The+Knitting+Experience+Book+3%3a+Color_BD30676.ht m). And then there's Knitting without Tears (http://www.knitpicks.com/Knitting+Without+Tears_BD30901.html) by the one and only Elizabeth Zimmermann.
I know there are many more books out there, but these I easily found on the bestseller list.
FYI, I learned to knit from and still occasionally use my wonderful "Knitting for Dummies" I highly recommend it to anybody...check Ebay!
Almost forgot, The Knitters Companion (http://www.knitpicks.com/The+Knitters+Companion-Expanded+%26+Updated_BD30751.html).
Happy Book Hunting!
07-11-2007, 02:39 AM
Ditto what Rebecca said.
One book I think is great because the illustrations are easy to figure out is Finishing Techniques by Nancie Wiseman. I don't leave home without it! Whenever a pattern throws me a curve ball...her book has diagrams and illustrations to tell ya how to do it, and why to do it...as well as the plusses and drawbacks. I notice that it is included in the KnitPicks sale! The finishing techniques include all the different sorts of decreases and increases, buttonholes, etc. etc. All kinds of miscellany that I never seem to memorize. When I need it, I forget...and even those pesky SSK or PSSO...I seem to have to refresh my brain. Sigh. :pout: