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Shewhoknits
06-09-2009, 11:58 AM
I would like to add a couple of really good knitting books to my book collection. I have Vogue Knitting and would like to add knowledge knitting books (not so interested in patterns here) What would you guys suggest?

Mirl56
06-09-2009, 02:30 PM
I have:
Interweave's Knitter's Companion
The Knitter's Handbook

I check these out of the library every now and then:
The Kniting Answer Book
Knit Speak
Harmony Guide Books
Stitchionaries

I'd definitely check your local library to see what you can borrow first. I've borrowed books I thought I had to have only to discover I didn't feel like they were worth buying. Some I liked so much I did buy my own copy. Some, while I liked the book, I didn't buy since I can check them out as often as I need.

knittingymnast
06-09-2009, 03:54 PM
I agree with Marilyn, I have heard the Harmony Guide Books are really good. It might be a good idea to at least check them out of the library to see if you like them. Also, stitchionaries are also good. :thumbsup:

lulubell
06-14-2009, 11:53 PM
I wish Techknitter would put out a book of all her knitting pearls of wisdom. She is an amazing person.

scout52
06-15-2009, 01:33 PM
I highly suggest the Knitters book of yarn. It is a fabulous resource that teaches all about the different yarns and their qualities. It really helps you when you substitute yarn from the pattern or looking to create your own. I think my knitting has greatly improved because of this book.

here is the amazon link for it.
http://www.amazon.com/Knitters-Book-Yarn-Ultimate-Choosing/dp/0307352161%3FSubscriptionId%3D1YZR91QYB6WCG3PM78G2 %26tag%3Dravelry-20%26linkCode%3Dxm2%26camp%3D2025%26creative%3D165 953%26creativeASIN%3D0307352161

Jeremy
06-18-2009, 01:10 PM
The Knitters Book of Finishing Techniques by Wiseman.

Irishmam
06-19-2009, 09:05 AM
I am a very big fan of the library and so far have worked my way through a variety of knitting books.

Maybe not what you would expect but my 2 favourite knitting books are actually novels. Written by British author Gil McNeil, they are called "Divas Don't Knit" and the sequel is "Needles and Pearls" They are the story of a newly single Mum taking over a yarn (wool) shop in an English Seaside town. Very entertaining.
They might have different title in the US but look for the author and you will soon find them

Irishmam