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Old 11-08-2006, 02:17 PM   #1
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What is your favorite pattern book?
I know many you own some really good pattern books. I bought a DB Jr. Knits, and I love the patterns in there. I also bought a used one of "Glorious Knits", but I am not going to get into that for a while. Now I get to love designer patterns. I want to buy more, you know the shopping addict syndrom

Tell me, what is/are your favorite pattern book/s and why? I get most of the stuff according to your taste and you have not let me down so far.

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Old 11-08-2006, 03:45 PM   #2
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OH my, I have so many...but, the ones that I really love and use most often are Simply Knitted Socks and Scarf Style.
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Old 11-08-2006, 03:52 PM   #3
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You are lucky I am not your neighbor!
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I have a thin catalogue book from Bernat for beginners. It has 3 different styles of hats and I have made my first hats from them. I like it a lot. I also have stitch n bitch which has good instructions and patterns and lots of humor in it!!
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Old 11-08-2006, 04:12 PM   #5
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"stitch and bitch" sounds like a fun book
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Old 11-08-2006, 06:13 PM   #6
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Nobody else has pattern books?
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Old 11-08-2006, 06:28 PM   #7
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I've made a hat and a pair of gloves from Fun and Funky Knits (I think that's the name). It was really good on instructions for knitting with beads.

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Old 11-08-2006, 06:30 PM   #8
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I really like Scarf Style and Wrap Style also a friend of mine found this really cool book called Traditional Island Knitting by Pam Dawson at a flea market. I haven't made anything from these books yet but I love the photos and the patterns and in the Island Knitting book not only does Ms. Dawson give wonderful patterns and but she also gives the history of the knitting and the designs on each particular Island.

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Old 11-08-2006, 07:13 PM   #9
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Originally Posted by skNYC
"stitch and bitch" sounds like a fun book
Everyone seems to love that book. I bought it, not really impressed.

All the books I've bought have one or two good looking patterns , but the rest is garbage.

I still haven't found one book that I really really like.

Also, a lot of pattern books are specific to a certain type of project. That makes it even harder to make a suggestion.
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A few that haven't been mentioned yet...

For sweaters I like Knitting from the Top by Barbara Walker and Sweater Design in Plain English by Maggie Righetti. Both are really dated-looking but the underlying principles are solid. They are not so much pattern books as much as guides on how to construct different types of sweaters.

For socks, I like Sensational Knitted Socks. It's a bit more structured than the books above, but gives lots of options for designing your own. If you like that kind of format, you'd probably enjoy Ann Budd's books as well. She has one book that's just basic patterns for lots of different things, and another one just for sweaters.
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