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Old 01-15-2014, 03:47 PM   #1
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Favorite Knitting Book(s)
Do you have a favorite knitting book you like to keep handy as a quick reference? What is the title? By the way, I am very new to knitting.

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Old 01-15-2014, 07:30 PM   #2
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I currently have a request, through the library, for:

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Has anyone used any of these books? If yes, what do you think of it?
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Old 01-15-2014, 07:42 PM   #3
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I currently have four knitting books. I started out with Knit in a Day for Baby. Picked up a Simple Knits Hats & Scarves, then my mother bought me Baby Knits Made Easy and Idiots Guide Knitting books.

Though having two baby knitting books, I currently have no children, not pregnant and not planning on having kids in the near future. My sister in law is due Feb. and I have a good friend due in May!
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Originally Posted by SinisterPete View Post
I currently have four knitting books. I started out with Knit in a Day for Baby. Picked up a Simple Knits Hats & Scarves, then my mother bought me Baby Knits Made Easy and Idiots Guide Knitting books.

Though having two baby knitting books, I currently have no children, not pregnant and not planning on having kids in the near future. My sister in law is due Feb. and I have a good friend due in May!

Sounds like you'll keep busy with sil and your friend. Show us what you make for the babies, please.

I wish I knew how to knit before I had my 3 children so I could make some adorable baby clothing!!!!! Now I will have to wait for grandchildren, 5 or more years away.

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Oh, I couldn't begin to tell you what my favorite patten book is. I have 15-20. But out of all my books my favorite is The Complete Encyclopedia of Stitchery. If I see a knit or crochet stitch pattern that I adore, I can find it or something like it in this book. But it not only has knit and crochet, it has embroidery, macrame, rug making, sewing, AND tatting. It's GRATE!
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Originally Posted by tabsheltie7 View Post
Oh, I couldn't begin to tell you what my favorite patten book is. I have 15-20. But out of all my books my favorite is The Complete Encyclopedia of Stitchery. If I see a knit or crochet stitch pattern that I adore, I can find it or something like it in this book. But it not only has knit and crochet, it has embroidery, macrame, rug making, sewing, AND tatting. It's GRATE!

I looked this book up on the library web site and it does look like a good one to have. I will check it out from the library, so I can decide if it's one I would like to purchase.
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I rarely use patterns or books. I design whatever it is that I need. I mostly do practical things to wear like mittens, hats, and scarves. If you know your gauge and have a measuring tape, you can make almost anything. One book is great for designers. It has "how to" instructions for a variety of projects like mittens, gloves, vests, etc. using various gauges and yarns. I would call it a master pattern book.

Teach Yourself Visually-Knitting Design.
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I can't say that I have a favorite reference book, but my most used is the Reader' Digest Complete Guide to Needlework.

I'm a huge fan of all of Elizabeth Zimmermann's knitting titles. I hesitate to recommend buying her as knitters either love or hate her books.
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Originally Posted by fatoldladyinpjs View Post
I rarely use patterns or books. I design whatever it is that I need. I mostly do practical things to wear like mittens, hats, and scarves. If you know your gauge and have a measuring tape, you can make almost anything. One book is great for designers. It has "how to" instructions for a variety of projects like mittens, gloves, vests, etc. using various gauges and yarns. I would call it a master pattern book.

Teach Yourself Visually-Knitting Design.
http://www.amazon.com/Teach-Yourself...nitting+design
I agree! I have this book and it has all sorts of useful information!
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I like The Knitting Answer Book: Solutions to Every Problem You'll Ever Face; Answers to Every Question You'll Ever Ask by Margaret Radcliffe.



I liked it so much, I bought The Crochet Answer Book too.
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