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Old 10-27-2007, 02:23 AM   #1
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I you were asked to recommend ONE knitting book
If you were asked to recommend ONE knitting book, the one every knitter just must have, what would that book be?
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Old 10-27-2007, 06:54 AM   #2
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Old 10-27-2007, 07:14 AM   #3
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Hmmm.....this may be a dumb question, but are we talking beginning knitter or advanced knitter? Also, are we talking instructions, patterns, both.....

See, for me, I could pick out a book for patterns a lot easier than one for instructions - for the instructions I'd invest my hard earned $$$ for Amy's videos. Pictures in books are OK, but to me there's nothing like watching someone do something to help me to learn the technique....and I can watch it over and over and over until I get it right!
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Old 10-27-2007, 07:18 AM   #4
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This IS a good question! I was in the bookstore for almost an hour looking at knitting books yesterday and I couldn't choose one! I think it really depends on what you want. My first knitting book was Stitch and Bitch, so I usually say that. I just finished reading Knitting Rules! by Stephanie Pearl-Mcphee and I loved it. I want one of her other books, but of course the bookstore I was at didn't have it. I love the Mason-Dixon book because I love the patterns, and I love Cables Untangled because I have a thing for cables, but I think it really depends on what you want. Some books are just patterns, and some have a lot of commentary, which I seem to prefer. I'm really interested to see what everyone else will say, since I want a new knitting book so badly!
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Old 10-27-2007, 07:36 AM   #5
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I'd recommend The Knitting Answer Book: Solutions to Every Problem You'll Ever Face; Answers to Every Question You'll Ever Ask by Margaret Radcliffe. I keep a copy in my knitting bag. It doesn't take up much space and generally answers whatever question I have at the moment. In addition, I pencil notes in the margins for any other customized information I'd like to keep handy.
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Old 10-27-2007, 08:41 AM   #6
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My favorite and most used book has been Last Minute Knitted Gifts. I had a handful of the "how to" books and never really go back to look at them or use them.
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My abolute favorite is: Vogue Knitting: The unltimate Knitting Book.
It has absolutely everything in this book that I have ever needed. It is for sure my go to book. Also, I think this is a great book, no matter what level knitter you are.
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Knitting Without Tears by Elizabth Zimmerman...hands down!!
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Any Elizabeth Zimmermann book, or The Sweater Workshop by Jacqueline Fee.
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Any Elizabeth Zimmermann book, or The Sweater Workshop by Jacqueline Fee.

I second that!
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