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Old 10-11-2005, 01:54 PM   #1
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What knitting book do I read first????????

I just got my order of knitting books from www.overstock.com
Yeha!
Which would you suggest I start with as I don't have a clue?

*The Complete Idiot's Guide To Knitting & Crocheting by Barbara Breiter and Gail Diven

*The Knitters Book Of Finishing Techniques by Nancie M. Wiseman

*The Knitters Companion by Vicki Square

*The Knitting Experience ,The Knit Stitch Book One by Sally Melville

*Stitch & Bitch, The Knitter's Handbook by Debbie Stoller
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Old 10-11-2005, 01:58 PM   #2
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The only one of those I have is the one on Finishing Techniques--I use it religiously, but I don't think it will help too much to learn the basics. When you want to know how to do something specific, though, it has excellent directions and pictures.
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Old 10-11-2005, 02:01 PM   #3
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Ingrid,
Ok, thanks.
I'll do some glancing through them all later on tonight and maybe I can figure it out. I need the basics of course first.
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Old 10-11-2005, 02:03 PM   #4
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that Stitch n Bitch book you got was super helpful to me when just starting.
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Jodi,
That is the one I was just peaking at. This is so fun. I'm sure it has going to be a big help to have these books and to have the videos from that Amy offers to let us watch.
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I second Stitch 'n Bitch. Its awesome for learning. And getting ahead
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Angela,
Thanks, I think that is the one I'm thinking about reading through first.
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From your selection the only one that I have is the SNB and it is great! It is my understanding that Sally Melville's book is very, very good; as is the Vicky Square book...and, if the Idiot's Guide to Knitting & Crocheting is 1/2 as good as the Dummies Book for KNitting you are set! And all of Nancie Wiseman's books are great. You have quite a library beginning :D Good for you! I love all of my books, use them all of the time...well, look at them all of the time, anyway
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Rebecca,
Thanks for assuring me that I did a good job picking out my books.
I think I will go do a little knitting before hubby comes home,
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Sally Melville's book is pretty good but it doesn't teach you how to purl-thats a whole other book. Purling is not all that complicated. The other problem with that book is that some of the projects are enormous and really taxed my patience. I'd probably go with the stitch and bitch and then try some of the projects in Melville's book. The Einstein sweater is in there and is really well known and liked although I have not tried it. Good Luck.
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