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Old 01-14-2013, 10:38 PM   #11
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What are Your Favorite Knitting Books
Well, for me, as a color knitter, my inspirations have been drawn from 3 main people; Kaffe Fassett, Brandon Mably and Sally Melville.

Two other amazing books I purchased several years ago and are a fascinating read, at least to me, are "A History of Hand Knitting" by Richard Rutt and also "A Passion For Knitting" by Nancy Thomas and Hana Rabinowitz. When I started reading these books I couldn't put them down. Hope this helps a lil
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Old 01-14-2013, 11:08 PM   #12
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Whoa! I had no idea this genre existed...I love police procedurals and I feel like I've read everyone. Thanks for this!
You're welcome! There are others, too! Type in "knitting mysteries" or "knitting novels" for other books that are often good, but not always mysteries.

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I own a fabulous encyclopaedia of knitting, it's called "THE KNITTING BOOK" Yarns * Techniques * Stitches * Patterns. Hard bound, published by Penguin Books (DK is the brand). Written by Frederica Patmore and Vikki Haffenden

Highly recommend it.

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I have a good number of pattern books; however, the one book I refer to most frequently is The Knitting Answers Book. It's small enough to tuck into a knitting bag, but it's loaded with helpful hints, techniques, and information. It's great for all levels.
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I've just bought Knitting Stitches by Mary Webb (arrived yesterday), it has over 300 different stitches to try.

As a fairly beginner knitter I want to learn a bit more and try some new stitches. The book is a small format (about 6.5" square) so some of the pictures are a bit small, but I like that it fits in my project bag. There's a section on basic knitting and techniques, plus a couple of pages describing how charts work (I can't read a chart so hope this helps me) and then the stitches are divided into sections (Knit & Purl, Twisted, Lace, Cables etc) and each stitch section has a number of patterns at an easy, intermediate and advanced level, so plenty for beginners and more advanced folks.

I only read through a few pages last night but it seems very readable. I read the reviews on Amazon before I bought it and it only get 3 stars, but most people have marked it down because it's a reprint and they thought it was a new title, not because the book wasn't any good.

For my needs it seems perfect and I hope it encourages me to be more adventurous in my knitting.
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