View Full Version : Recs for books on knitting for beginner?

06-04-2010, 07:14 PM
Hi all, I'm new to this forums and I was wondering if anyone has any recommendations for really good books on knitting for beginners? (and I mean a total beginner!) One that preferably talks about not only techniques, but types of yarn, needles, etc.

Thanks! ^^

06-05-2010, 11:39 AM
I've got Donna Kooler's Encyclopedia of Knitting and it really is good. I got it mainly for the Fair Isle chapter so I could start learning to knit with more than one color (it helped a lot). And anything by Elizabeth Zimmerman is pure gold.

06-07-2010, 03:08 PM
If you can learn from a person, that's probably best, but this book looked pretty good to me - and it covers needles and yarn, too: http://www.amazon.com/Chicks-Sticks-Guide-Knitting-Patterns/dp/0823006751/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1275937606&sr=8-2

06-07-2010, 04:11 PM
If you know the basics the best way to learn is to just pick a pattern and go. I like the Fearless Knitting Workbook. I found it here (http://bit.ly/c78dV5). I think you sign up for some 4 books for a $1 each deal, but they have books on everything: knitting, crochet, gardening, cooking, etc. It was harder to pick just 4. Anyways, ravelry is also a great place to find someone to help you if you get stuck on a pattern.

- Baby Got Yarn