View Full Version : What is your fave knitting related book???

10-18-2006, 07:23 PM
Hey everyone I am going to treat myself to some books :woohoo: and I was just wondering what everyone's fave knitting/crochet books are? I was thinking of getting a book with charts. I Knit for preemies alot and am interested in any books like that. I am open to any suggestions and plan on checking into everyones fave book to see if I want it :teehee:

10-18-2006, 08:00 PM
I have quite a few faves, but if you like to knit for babies (I can't think of one that caters to preemies, although you could always adjust the pattern to fit), I like Adorable Knits for Tots (http://www.amazon.com/Adorable-Knits-Tots-Designs-Toddlers/dp/0873498526/sr=1-1/qid=1161215902/ref=sr_1_1/104-0387945-1383123?ie=UTF8&s=books). Vogue: The Ultimate Knitting Book (http://www.amazon.com/Vogue-Knitting-Ultimate-Book/dp/193154316X/sr=1-1/qid=1161216077/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/104-0387945-1383123?ie=UTF8&s=books) has been an invaluable resource for just about any knitting issue, but I also want one of Vogue's Stitch dictionaries.

10-19-2006, 10:10 AM
My favorite book is Mason-Dixon Knitting (http://www.amazon.com/Mason-Dixon-Knitting-Knitters-Questions-Pictures/dp/0307236056). I knit for the preemie project and I use patterns from the net so i can't recommend any preemie related books.

10-19-2006, 10:42 AM
I absolutely love Knitting Rules by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee. It's just a good basic handbook of stuff you need to know -- AND it's funny!

I don't know much about preemie books, but I know a kids book I like a lot is Itty-Bitty Hats by Susan B. Anderson. It's got a bunch of really cute patterns in it,including a bunny hat to die for. They probably wouldn't take a lot of tinkering to turn into preemie sizes.

10-19-2006, 12:06 PM
I have a small bookcase FULL of knitting books and magazines, but there are 2 books that I constantly keep by my side.

The Complete Encyclopedia of Stitchery (http://www.amazon.com/Complete-Encyclopedia-Stitchery-Mildred-Graves/dp/1402719485)
as a reference book for most of my stitching questions
Big Book of Knitting (http://www.amazon.com/Big-Book-Knitting-Katharina-Buss/dp/0806963174)
because of the beautiful illustrations and instructions it provides

Most of the time nowadays, I will look for answers on the internet, but if the internet is down, these books are my salvation!

10-19-2006, 02:03 PM
I like the Knitter's Bible.. It has a nice size stich dictionary in the back so you can customize your projects to make them the way you like but right now I am reading Stitch N Bitch Vol 1.. I like it alot..

10-19-2006, 02:16 PM
I have to say that my favorite book so far is the Vogue Stitchionary V1.. I really love the simplicity of it there are images of swatches with the pattern listed above... Volumes 2 and 3 are on my list to buy!

10-19-2006, 04:10 PM
I have one called Knitting School and I have the Crochet School and they have excellent diagrams.

10-19-2006, 05:20 PM
I like Knitting Fool by Stephanie Pearl McPhee. Doesn't have specific patterns, but has great basic recipes to go by to create your own.

10-19-2006, 05:36 PM
I like Knitting Fool by Stephanie Pearl McPhee. Doesn't have specific patterns, but has great basic recipes to go by to create your own.

I haven't heard of that one. I know she's got At Knit's End, Yarn Harlot, Knitting Rules and she just finished a book called Cast Off. Is it one of her articles?

10-19-2006, 05:57 PM
OH my, hard to choose! I have to say, I still go for Knitting for Dummies before any other book if I have a question. The Knitter's Bible is great, as is the Encyclopedia of Knitting. Nicky Epstein's Knitting On The Edge and KNitting Over the Edge are both faves. Scarf Style, one of my all time faves. Sensational Knitter Socks is the best sock book....I could go on, but that should do it for now :wink:

10-19-2006, 06:10 PM
I haven't seen anyone note this one yet, but I found it at my lys, its called Ready set knit. the illustrations of the stitches are kinda hard to interpret, but I like the patterns and the way it's laid out. It has a spiral bind to it so you can flip to the page you need easily without breaking the book.

10-19-2006, 08:01 PM
Thanks everyone all of these books look good, Ill have to limit myself :verysad: Hey jessi_9783 I knit for the preemie project too so does my friend Jenelle, another girl on kh :teehee: Do you live in Iowa?hmm. I wonder hom many people on here knit for preemie project :??

10-20-2006, 02:07 PM
I like One Skein and Last Minute Knitted Gifts, and Weekend Knitting.

I must have knitting ADD. :teehee:

10-20-2006, 02:43 PM
I would really be enjoying "Knitting Under the Influence" if i had more time to read than about 10 minutes before I pass out every night! It is enjoyable...I just don't have time to read before 12:15am...lol

oh and not really about knitting...just about people who knit....lol (and not a pattern book for that matter...I really just wanted to join in... :verysad: )