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Old 02-23-2012, 10:06 AM   #1
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Book list for your "Knitting Library"!?!?!
What are some of your FAVORITE knitting reference books?? Not necessarily the ones with patterns, but the ones you turn to again and again for help with a problem or when you've got a question (and can't get to KH)!!

I'm trying to put together a list of "books to purchase eventually". THANKS for your help!

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Old 02-23-2012, 12:12 PM   #2
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I started with "Teach Yourself Visually Knitting". (Hope that link works; if not it's easily found on I really like the book and have found it tremendously helpful since I started knitting a year ago.
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Old 02-23-2012, 01:52 PM   #3
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I can't say when I last opened a knitting book for reference. I use the internet for tutorials like Knitting Help, Knitpicks, Knitting Daily, You Tube....

When asking questions ALWAYS post the name and a link for the pattern if you have it.

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Old 02-23-2012, 01:58 PM   #4
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The Knitter's Companion by Vicki Square and a few other leaflets that have great explanations and photos.
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Knitting for Dummies. Teach Yourself Visually: Knitting Design. One Skein Wonders. Another one on my list to buy is Knitting Without Tears by Elizabeth Zimmermann.
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1) The Knitting Stitch Bible

2) The Knitters Book of Finishing Techniques

3) Big Book of Knitting

4) The Knitter's Companion

I own hundreds of books, and love them all, but these are 4 books that are very useful for different reasons.

If you can ever afford to spend money on the money, don't take an expensive class. Use your education budget and purchase the Knitting Daily TV DVD set. Each 4-disc DVD set has 5hrs/48min of instruction. Holy cow. I've learned so much my head nearly bursts. Simple, useful, ingenious stuff. I've also learned things about stuff I'd never dream existed.

They can be purchased here.

I personally own Series 100-800. (all of them) They are all wonderful, and worth E.V.E.R.Y P.E.N.N.Y!
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