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Old 01-05-2007, 05:44 PM   #7
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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, MORE stitch patterns, though!

There is no right way to knit; there is no wrong way to knit. So if anybody kindly tells you that what you are doing is "wrong," don't take umbrage; they mean well. Smile submissively, and listen, keeping your disagreement on an entirely mental level. They may be right, in this particular case, and even if not, they may drop off pieces of information which will come in very handy if you file them away carefully in your brain for future reference. ~Elizabeth Zimmerman
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