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Old 06-04-2010, 07:14 PM   #1
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Recs for books on knitting for beginner?
Hi all, I'm new to this forums and I was wondering if anyone has any recommendations for really good books on knitting for beginners? (and I mean a total beginner!) One that preferably talks about not only techniques, but types of yarn, needles, etc.

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Old 06-05-2010, 11:39 AM   #2
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I've got Donna Kooler's Encyclopedia of Knitting and it really is good. I got it mainly for the Fair Isle chapter so I could start learning to knit with more than one color (it helped a lot). And anything by Elizabeth Zimmerman is pure gold.
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Old 06-07-2010, 03:08 PM   #3
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If you can learn from a person, that's probably best, but this book looked pretty good to me - and it covers needles and yarn, too: http://www.amazon.com/Chicks-Sticks-...5937606&sr=8-2
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Great Books for Knitters of All Levels :)
If you know the basics the best way to learn is to just pick a pattern and go. I like the Fearless Knitting Workbook. I found it here. I think you sign up for some 4 books for a $1 each deal, but they have books on everything: knitting, crochet, gardening, cooking, etc. It was harder to pick just 4. Anyways, ravelry is also a great place to find someone to help you if you get stuck on a pattern.

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