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wildforyarn 05-26-2005 07:10 PM

What are your favorite knitting books?
Hello all~

I am wondering what your top three favorite knitting books are, either for the patterns, the pictures or the reference. I feel the need to add more to my book collection. Currently I have two Yarn Girls books, SNB, Last Minute Knitted Gifts and that's all I can remember now. I am so busy making baby things, I would like to branch out into clothes for me....

Anyway, thanks!

rebecca 05-26-2005 09:59 PM

:rollseyes: I can only name 3, that's gonna be hard bc I have a gazillion faves....hmmmm :?? .......let me think :thinking: about it.....I'll go with 3 of my newest...."Loop-D-Loop" and "Great Knitted Gifts" and "The Knitter's Bible".....BUT I really :heart: :heart: "Accessorize" from Vogue knitting and "Scarf Style" and a bunch of others...but I won't name any more bc i went over my limit...sorry :oops:

wildforyarn 05-26-2005 10:43 PM

Rebecca, that's why I said only three, I knew some people would have a ton of favorites! :lol: Hmmm, the Knitter's Bible. I might have to take a look into that one. Thanks!

rebecca 05-26-2005 10:55 PM

"The Knitters Bible" has a LOT of info in it and some projects...all sorts of's well worth it...I wish i had gotten it long ago...that would be my suggestion. if u go over to the book section of and if they have that selection, they often have this dealy where u can look at some of the pages in the we have my edit.....i just went to KP and looked thru the pages & it doesn't even come close to showing the 'overall' vibe that i get from the book, it just showed some projects...but there's a lot of how to...from easy to advanced
:( sorry i was bad & listed too many books
what 'kind' of book r u looking for...what do u want this book to have for u? how to? patterns? everything? what?
if your answer is all of the above i would imagine that knitters bible would come pretty close to fulfullment, in my humble opinion

brookenic 05-26-2005 10:59 PM

I checked out 25 Sweater for the brand new Knitter from the libray. I'm not sure how old this book is but it has easy and hard sweaters and cardigans in it. I had some really pretty ones in it.

wildforyarn 05-26-2005 11:39 PM

Rebecca, I just was at and purchased the Knitter's Bible, so I am looking forward to receiving it. Thanks for the advice.

Hildegard_von_Knittin 05-27-2005 12:19 AM

i LOVE the sweater workshop, andknitting without tears. I have lots of magazines, though, too.

VickiIL 05-27-2005 08:08 AM

I can't wait to see everyone's answers. All I have so far is the SnB books. I am going to have to look at the Knitter's Bible. I also just put KnitWit on hold at my library, so I will let you know about that one when I see it.

suziehomemaker 05-27-2005 08:48 AM

Vogue Knitting is a big encyclopedia like book but it's a great reference guide. I constantly refer to it when I need to find a variation of a stitch for a specific pattern. Just as an example they have multiple methods of casting on and binding off depending on the project. Not alot of patterns in this one but you could easily design your own using the stitch references and blank pattern chart in the back.

jodstr2 05-27-2005 11:31 AM

instructional: (tie) 2 faves are the first SnB and Knitting In Plain English

pretty pictures and pages that make me say "I wanna make all of this!": Simple Knits For Sophisticated Living

book about knitting: At Knit's End (hilarious!) :lol:

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