View Full Version : If I was going to buy one knitting book... what should I buy

02-11-2006, 10:50 PM
I am ordering something from Amazon, and since they have free shipping... I'm wanting to get a knitting book. I'm not sure what to buy, I've searched for knitting and found tons of books... not sure what is any good. I'd love to have a book that would be good to teach me things as well as have patterns in it. I love all of the online resources, but when I'm not at home, it would be cool to have a book to refer to. I'm a new knitter, BTW.

02-11-2006, 11:04 PM
Hello, and wlecome!

the one knitting book I would love to have is 'The Vogue Book of Knitting'. Just my two cents.


02-12-2006, 12:11 AM
I suggest this book to everybody who asks this question, because I have found it so utterly comforting and handy.
Knitting Without Tears by Elizabeth Zimmerman

02-12-2006, 10:18 AM
I've been knitting a l-o-n-g time and thought I knew all the tricks,
'til I got this book a couple years ago, and it just happens to be on the table next to me.
Big Book of Knitting by Katharina Buss

p.s. And I have already learned a few new things here, since I joined Jan. 1st.
But I :inlove: my books.

02-12-2006, 12:33 PM
Vogue Knitting and Knitter's Bible are both very good.

02-12-2006, 01:19 PM
Knitting In Plain English, by Maggie Righetti.

no pics, there are only line drawings, but she is funny, very human (and understands that we are, too!), and VERY easy to understand.

02-12-2006, 07:02 PM
Thanks everyone! :)

02-12-2006, 10:45 PM
GabriellesMom, I don't know if you're new to knitting like I am, but I just got Book 1: The Knit Stitch inspiration & instruction by Sally Melville, and I'm lovin' it! It has all the basic techniques with great photos and instruction. It has already helped a lot with fixing mistakes :blush: and it has some basic patterns for all types of things for every one you'd want to knit for (Einsten jacket/coat is so kewl!) and it's all in knit :D I got it at Joann's with a 40% off coupon and next I want her The Purl Stitch book. :X: