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knitcindy
02-23-2012, 10:06 AM
What are some of your FAVORITE knitting reference books?? Not necessarily the ones with patterns, but the ones you turn to again and again for help with a problem or when you've got a question (and can't get to KH)!!

I'm trying to put together a list of "books to purchase eventually". THANKS for your help!

knitcindy

okckwilter
02-23-2012, 12:12 PM
I started with "Teach Yourself Visually Knitting (http://www.amazon.com/Teach-Yourself-VISUALLY-Knitting-Consumer/dp/047052832X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1330013386&sr=1-1)". (Hope that link works; if not it's easily found on amazon.com) I really like the book and have found it tremendously helpful since I started knitting a year ago.

Jan in CA
02-23-2012, 01:52 PM
I can't say when I last opened a knitting book for reference. I use the internet for tutorials like Knitting Help, Knitpicks, Knitting Daily, You Tube....

Antares
02-23-2012, 01:58 PM
The Knitter's Companion by Vicki Square and a few other leaflets that have great explanations and photos.

justplaincharlotte
02-23-2012, 02:50 PM
Fearless Knitting and Knit Fix: Problem Solving for Knitters:heart:

fatoldladyinpjs
02-23-2012, 07:50 PM
Knitting for Dummies. Teach Yourself Visually: Knitting Design. One Skein Wonders. Another one on my list to buy is Knitting Without Tears by Elizabeth Zimmermann.

ArtLady1981
02-24-2012, 03:52 PM
1) The Knitting Stitch Bible (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0873493583/bagatell-20)

2) The Knitters Book of Finishing Techniques (http://www.amazon.com/Knitters-Book-Finishing-Techniques/dp/156477452X/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1330112019&sr=1-3)

3) Big Book of Knitting (http://www.amazon.com/Big-Book-Knitting-Katharina-Buss/dp/0806963174/ref=sr_1_143?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1330112310&sr=1-143)

4) The Knitter's Companion (http://www.amazon.com/Knitters-Companion-Deluxe-DVD/dp/1596683147/ref=sr_1_261?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1330112546&sr=1-261)

I own hundreds of books, and love them all, but these are 4 books that are very useful for different reasons.

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If you can ever afford to spend money on classes...save the money, don't take an expensive class. Use your education budget and purchase the Knitting Daily TV DVD set. Each 4-disc DVD set has 5hrs/48min of instruction. Holy cow. I've learned so much my head nearly bursts. Simple, useful, ingenious stuff. I've also learned things about stuff I'd never dream existed.

They can be purchased here. (http://www.interweavestore.com/Knitting/DVDs-Videos/Knitting-Daily-TV-Series-100.html)

I personally own Series 100-800. (all of them) They are all wonderful, and worth E.V.E.R.Y P.E.N.N.Y!