I would like to add a couple of really good knitting books to my book collection. I have Vogue Knitting and would like to add knowledge knitting books (not so interested in patterns here) What would you guys suggest?
Interweave's Knitter's Companion
The Knitter's Handbook
I check these out of the library every now and then:
The Kniting Answer Book
Harmony Guide Books
I'd definitely check your local library to see what you can borrow first. I've borrowed books I thought I had to have only to discover I didn't feel like they were worth buying. Some I liked so much I did buy my own copy. Some, while I liked the book, I didn't buy since I can check them out as often as I need.
Mirl56 at Ravelry, too.
Learn from the mistakes of others. You canít live long enough to make them all yourself. Eleanor Roosevelt
I agree with Marilyn, I have heard the Harmony Guide Books are really good. It might be a good idea to at least check them out of the library to see if you like them. Also, stitchionaries are also good.
I highly suggest the Knitters book of yarn. It is a fabulous resource that teaches all about the different yarns and their qualities. It really helps you when you substitute yarn from the pattern or looking to create your own. I think my knitting has greatly improved because of this book.
I am a very big fan of the library and so far have worked my way through a variety of knitting books.
Maybe not what you would expect but my 2 favourite knitting books are actually novels. Written by British author Gil McNeil, they are called "Divas Don't Knit" and the sequel is "Needles and Pearls" They are the story of a newly single Mum taking over a yarn (wool) shop in an English Seaside town. Very entertaining.
They might have different title in the US but look for the author and you will soon find them