I will be starting up a Knitting Club at our local library next month for 2 nights a month. Just something for us knitters to get together & socialize with each other. I'd like to have some knitting books (from the library) available for everyone to look at. The head librarian thinks this will also bring more "business" into the library!
Soooo, what are some of your favorite knitting books? Which ones would you recommend? It doesn't matter if they're beginner or not, just something to spark interest!!!!
I don't have favorites but I think anything with great pictures to get people interested in knitting something different or a step up from what they've been doing would be good. Maybe see what the library has and just take one or two each week. I've looked at some books that have all kinds of stitch patterns that I want to try. I'm getting my nerve up to try set-in sleeves in a top down, no seams sweater. Working with a knitting buddy IRL on something like that would be great. Maybe there will be something you'd all like to work on, socks or something.
Anything by Stephanie Pearl McPhee is great for tips and laughs, and the books by Maggie Righetti are good how-tos.
It might be fun to pick one theme for each night and then find books that match the theme. You could do fair isle one night and top-down knitting the next time.
I would think that any newly released books your library purchases (ones people may have read about online but haven't had a chance to flip through yet) would be ideal, as would the latest issue of knitting magazines (if available).