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Old 04-05-2007, 09:53 AM   #1
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What are some books, and things you would recommed for someone who has NEVER KNIT A STITCH?

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Old 04-05-2007, 09:59 AM   #2
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I would have them watch Amy's videos... When I first started the books confused me... seeing Amy do the knit stitch and the purl stitch it finally clicked with me...
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Old 04-05-2007, 10:00 AM   #3
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Ohh, you know that is a good idea. THe books confused me at first too. I started knitting on February 2nd lol....some of the books STILL confuse me. This site has been WONDERFUL!
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Old 04-05-2007, 10:14 AM   #4
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I concur that you should watch the videos on this site to get the hang of things before attempting instructions in books. It will be so much easier for you, I guarantee! As for books, I always recommend The Knitters Bible. It not only has instructions but great patterns and such.

Have fun and we look forward to seeing your projects!

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Old 04-05-2007, 04:08 PM   #5
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I learned from the Wrights I Taught Myself Knitting it is a good book, and it has really good illustrations.
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Old 04-05-2007, 04:10 PM   #6
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Amy's videos are great! I also printed out the info on this site to have next to me.

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Old 04-05-2007, 04:23 PM   #7
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Watch Amy's videos, and then get the Knitter's Bible. After that, you're home free.
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Old 04-05-2007, 05:13 PM   #8
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I had to sign up for a local knitting class - I'm a very 3-D visual learner, so flat pictures in books just confuse me. Amy's videos here are absolutely perfect for that! They've helped me between classes, helped me learn new techniques, and allowed me to feel comfortable about undertaking new challenges.

I can't help on books, since I have yet to buy one!
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Old 04-05-2007, 05:34 PM   #9
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Another vote for Amy's videos. I learned everything except for CO and garter stitch from her vids.



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Originally Posted by Mommy22alyns
I had to sign up for a local knitting class - I'm a very 3-D visual learner, so flat pictures in books just confuse me. Amy's videos here are absolutely perfect for that! They've helped me between classes, helped me learn new techniques, and allowed me to feel comfortable about undertaking new challenges.

I can't help on books, since I have yet to buy one!
Hey, that sounds just like me! Although, I can say that I do have one book, called "I Can't Believe I'm Knitting!" I've really only looked at it 3-5 times. The first time I did however, it was to me. Although, it does have a few patterns in there I may try. But thank goodness for Amy's videos and knitting class!
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