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Old 06-09-2009, 11:58 AM   #1
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Knitting Books - which ones
I would like to add a couple of really good knitting books to my book collection. I have Vogue Knitting and would like to add knowledge knitting books (not so interested in patterns here) What would you guys suggest?
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Old 06-09-2009, 02:30 PM   #2
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I have:
Interweave's Knitter's Companion
The Knitter's Handbook

I check these out of the library every now and then:
The Kniting Answer Book
Knit Speak
Harmony Guide Books

I'd definitely check your local library to see what you can borrow first. I've borrowed books I thought I had to have only to discover I didn't feel like they were worth buying. Some I liked so much I did buy my own copy. Some, while I liked the book, I didn't buy since I can check them out as often as I need.

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Old 06-09-2009, 03:54 PM   #3
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I agree with Marilyn, I have heard the Harmony Guide Books are really good. It might be a good idea to at least check them out of the library to see if you like them. Also, stitchionaries are also good.
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Old 06-14-2009, 11:53 PM   #4
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I wish Techknitter would put out a book of all her knitting pearls of wisdom. She is an amazing person.
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Old 06-15-2009, 01:33 PM   #5
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I highly suggest the Knitters book of yarn. It is a fabulous resource that teaches all about the different yarns and their qualities. It really helps you when you substitute yarn from the pattern or looking to create your own. I think my knitting has greatly improved because of this book.

here is the amazon link for it.
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Old 06-18-2009, 01:10 PM   #6
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The Knitters Book of Finishing Techniques by Wiseman.
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Old 06-19-2009, 09:05 AM   #7
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I am a very big fan of the library and so far have worked my way through a variety of knitting books.

Maybe not what you would expect but my 2 favourite knitting books are actually novels. Written by British author Gil McNeil, they are called "Divas Don't Knit" and the sequel is "Needles and Pearls" They are the story of a newly single Mum taking over a yarn (wool) shop in an English Seaside town. Very entertaining.
They might have different title in the US but look for the author and you will soon find them

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