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bebedechocolate 04-21-2009 04:29 PM

favorite knitting books and magazines?
I am a newbie knitter. I was thinking about buying a knitting book or a couple knitting magazines. Which are your favorites and are they better for beginners or more advanced knitters?

ArtLady1981 04-21-2009 05:52 PM

Magazine: Interweave Knits

Reference Books: anything Nicky Epstein

Pattern Leaflets/Booklets for Kids: anything SIRDAR

Pattern Stitch Book: The Knitting Stitch Bible

'Finishing' Book: The Knitter's Book of Finishing Techniques

Overall 'Variety' Book: Mason-Dixon Knitting Book 1
and Mason-Dixon Knitting, Book 2.

knittingymnast 04-21-2009 06:34 PM

Oh, Artlady. Good choices! I agree ALL the way. :thumbsup:

Plantgoddess+ 04-21-2009 06:34 PM

Overall reference: Knitter's Handbook by Montse Stanley. For most of my knitting life (30+ years) the only book I had was Barbara Abbey's The Complete Book of Knitting. I still like it.

albertpollard 04-22-2009 07:54 PM

I see most of these suggestions are for reference books. Add this site to the top! Easy to use, plenty of support and the price is unbelievable!!:woot:
As for magazines, Creative Knitting is okay and I really like Knit n Style.

craftymomma 04-24-2009 09:48 PM

Well for me, I loved the book Itty Bitty Hats by Susan Anderson. I had only been knitting a few days when I got that book, and it was really great for a beginner. Lots of cute projects and very insightful!!

cresmoon 04-24-2009 10:30 PM

Amazon keeps suggesting this (non-reference) book to me which has knitting cartoons in it. I haven't bought it but it looks really cute:

ladyamesindy 04-25-2009 01:40 PM

I came across this book years ago, and I've made one or two of them. If I had the money to get more of the proper yarn for them, I'd make more!!!

The Celtic Collection: Twenty-five Knitwear Designs for Men and Women by Alice Starmore

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