Originally Posted by Calamintha
The Harmony Guides to Knitting Stitches are very good stitch dictionaries at a reasonable price. The thing is you really can't beat Barbara Walker's books. $30 is a lot of money but they are worth every penny. But if your budget doesn't allow for that I would suggest the Harmony Guides. You can find them in stores and also on Amazon. They run about $12 a piece. The first volume is a how-to guide to knitting so you want to start with vol. 2 which has 450 different stitches in it.
I agree that $30 is not a lot but multiply that by 4 and well, just think of all the yarn that could buy! ...and I'm a completist so yes, I'd need all of them, not to mention her others!
So do you think that all of the Harmony Guides are worthwhile? I bought the Ultimate Sourcebook (published by Harmony in the UK & Reader's Digest in the US) with the presumption that it contained the choicest selections from the Guides. (I also like that it's hard cover.) I still feel that I need more, more
stitch patterns, though!