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Old 10-11-2010, 08:50 AM   #1
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Book recomendation
as a new knitter im having trouble understanding the mechanics sometimes. i mean the way stitches are formed and how they work when i encounter problems.

is there a book that gets into the details of things? or a webpage perhaps.

i hope that makes sense

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Old 10-11-2010, 09:23 AM   #2
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The Techknitting blog is a great resource, which includes how to do some stitches and fix mixtakes. I think this entry gives an explanation of the anatomy of a stitch, and why stockinette curls. Studying your own work and really look at how your make sts and where the yarn travels can help too.
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ah great will see if i can find time to look through the older posts too

thanks for the help

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If you want a book as opposed to an electronic resource, I recommend this one: http://www.amazon.com/Knitting-Answe...ref=pd_sbs_k_1 It is in Q&A format, which I find easy when I just want to know how to do 1 thing.
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Have you tried the videos on this site? They are wonderful!

As far as books go, I used this one until it was dog earred all to bits!

http://www.amazon.com/Minutes-Learn-...6842027&sr=1-1

Looks cheesy but I found it helpful and it is readily available at Michael's or other craft stores.
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If you want a book as opposed to an electronic resource, I recommend this one: http://www.amazon.com/Knitting-Answe...ref=pd_sbs_k_1 It is in Q&A format, which I find easy when I just want to know how to do 1 thing.
I like The Knitting Answer Book, too. I've also found http://www.amazon.com/Stitch-N-Bitch...d_bxgy_b_img_b to be helpful. It seemed to be very easy to understand and there are some cute patterns for beginners.
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