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Old 04-21-2009, 04:29 PM   #1
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favorite knitting books and magazines?
I am a newbie knitter. I was thinking about buying a knitting book or a couple knitting magazines. Which are your favorites and are they better for beginners or more advanced knitters?
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Old 04-21-2009, 05:52 PM   #2
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Magazine: Interweave Knits

Reference Books: anything Nicky Epstein

Pattern Leaflets/Booklets for Kids: anything SIRDAR

Pattern Stitch Book: The Knitting Stitch Bible

'Finishing' Book: The Knitter's Book of Finishing Techniques

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Old 04-21-2009, 06:34 PM   #3
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Oh, Artlady. Good choices! I agree ALL the way.
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Old 04-21-2009, 06:34 PM   #4
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Overall reference: Knitter's Handbook by Montse Stanley. For most of my knitting life (30+ years) the only book I had was Barbara Abbey's The Complete Book of Knitting. I still like it.
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Old 04-22-2009, 07:54 PM   #5
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I see most of these suggestions are for reference books. Add this site to the top! Easy to use, plenty of support and the price is unbelievable!!
As for magazines, Creative Knitting is okay and I really like Knit n Style.
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Old 04-24-2009, 09:48 PM   #6
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Well for me, I loved the book Itty Bitty Hats by Susan Anderson. I had only been knitting a few days when I got that book, and it was really great for a beginner. Lots of cute projects and very insightful!!
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Old 04-24-2009, 10:30 PM   #7
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Amazon keeps suggesting this (non-reference) book to me which has knitting cartoons in it. I haven't bought it but it looks really cute:
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I came across this book years ago, and I've made one or two of them. If I had the money to get more of the proper yarn for them, I'd make more!!!

The Celtic Collection: Twenty-five Knitwear Designs for Men and Women by Alice Starmore
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