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Old 08-07-2007, 05:33 PM   #1
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Heavily edited: Which book should I get?
I edited this a lot because I basically changed what I wanted to ask:

I'm taking advantage of the KnitPicks book sale (I was surprised to see it's still going on). I don't have any knitting books currently, so I'm going to get Vogue Knitting and Elizabeth Zimmerman's Knitting Workshop. I want to get another book, but I don't know what would be the bst choice. I was thinking One Skein or One Skein Wonders, but I'm actually now just thinking that I want to see what books do you guys find the most helpful? I think Vogue Knitting is a great knitting reference, and the Knitting Workshop is going to teach me how to customize/improvise - what else do I need? Thanks, everyone. I know I may post a lot of questions here and try to get lots of feedback, but I do try to give feedback and help as well. Sorry if I ask too much of you...
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Old 08-07-2007, 05:42 PM   #2
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I'm only going to say that I love my One Skein book. It was the first pattern book I bought and I love it to death. I've knitted a couple of the patterns and they are very easy and quick. I don't have the other book yet but as soon as I get to a bookstore I'm going to check it out and see if its worth a purchase.
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This was to your pre- edited question: I have both- for breadth of projects I like one skein. (I think the projects in one skein are all pretty different from each other) for lots of hat/ scarf/ shawl and little projects, one skein wonders is great. some of the wonders patterns are a bit... repetitive- but I've made projects from both and treasure both.....

(oh- and EZ's books are delightful to read....)
to your edited question
To me, Debbie Bliss' books (How To Knit, etc) are SOOO helpful, with classic patterns.
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Well, I have Knitting for Peace which is nice of you like to knit for charity, but there are SO many books on sale! One thing nice about KP is you can take a peek inside. Check out a bunch of them see what looks interesting to you.
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Originally Posted by Jan in CA View Post
One thing nice about KP is you can take a peek inside. Check out a bunch of them see what looks interesting to you.
Hey I didn't even realize that - thanks!
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Old 08-07-2007, 06:47 PM   #6
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I have it too
I also have the "One Skein Wonders" book and I really like it. IT has MANY stylish projects in there to keep you happily knitting for a long time.
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Well, I can tell you the ones that I just got from KP and love both of them, No Sheep for You..very informative and has great patterns. And Book 3, the color experience by Sally Melville...it's great, too.
Some that I've gotten recently that are also wonderful, Vogue Knitting's 25th Anniversary book; Mason Dixon; Lace Style; Wrap Style; Victorian Lace Today and am seriously thinking about getting Knitting Lingerie Style and Cables Untangled.
LOL, I guess I wasn't much help, huh?? I'm a book junkie!
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Hey Rachel. I would vote for a good stitch book (if you don't already have one)(or even if you do!). I don't know if it's available from KP, (I got mine at B&N) but, on the recommendation of someone here, I got Big Book of Knitting Stitch Patterns. It's 288 pages with 2 patterns per page. That's LOTS of stitch patterns. As a fairly new knitter, I found the stitch instructions clear and easy to follow. They're given in narative and chart form with a big, beautiful color pic of each one. Publisher's price is only $14.95.
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Hi! What a great sale. I have the Big Book of Patterns also, that is so much fun to play around with. It's really fascinating. I have EZ's Knitting Without Tears. It's good but, the patterns are you know, old fashioned (not that there's anything wrong with that). Fair Isle sweaters and basic hats... Do you knit socks? I've wanted Nancy Bush's book forever, I think I'll finally get it. S'n'Bitch, one word of caution: my book fell apart after a few months. I didn't even use it much. I don't care for it much either, it was my first book and I never even made one pattern from it.

NO Sheep for You is very cool, great patterns. And I just have to have Victorian Lace someday even if I don't knit lace yet... it's gorgeous!
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