View Full Version : Need a new knitting book! Suggestions please.

12-29-2005, 12:33 AM

My husband gave me a day to myself --to go shopping . I spent my precious freedom (without my 2 1/2 year old) looking through every knitting bookin the store , I walked out with a cookbook! :shock:. So, I'm still out stalking for the perfect knitting book.

Any Suggestions-- Anything worth buying?

I am a novice yet, eager knitter!
Books I have,
1. viva poncho
2.Exquisite little knits
3. Stitch & Bitch, Stitch & Bitch Nation


12-29-2005, 12:37 AM
I cannot recommend "Knitting in Plain English" highly enough..


12-29-2005, 12:42 AM
If I had to give all but one of my knitting books away (over my cold, dead, body, of course) the one I would be clutching in my hands would be The Knitter's Guide to Finishing Techniques (by Nancie Wiseman). It doesn't have a lot of basic how-to's, but that can be found most places. It has very clear, explicit directions for finishing that makes all the difference. It has in my knitting, anyway.

12-29-2005, 08:37 AM
The Knitter's Bible. You can buy it on Amazon (check new/used offers) for less than $1.00 (click below). It's a great reference book, with a comprehensive stitch library, projects, etc. I think it retails for close to $30.00, so you get such an awesome deal on Amazon. :D