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Subject: Anyone have knitting books
Date Posted: 12/16/2007 12:49 AM ET
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Hi there. I'm thinking of starting a new hobby...knitting. I've never done it before and really know nothing about it but I'd like to try it. Does anyone have any books for a beginner that would help to teach me how?? Even if you have none to give or trade...do you recommend one?



Date Posted: 12/16/2007 7:19 PM ET
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My favorites are from Sally Melville's series, The Knitting Experience. Book 1: Knit stitch, and Book 2: Purl Stitch. Lots of pictures and diagrams, and many great patterns with clear instructions. Easy to follow.

Links to my reviews:



Date Posted: 12/28/2007 10:32 PM ET
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I have one I am thinking about posting.  Also on line there are a few sites that are great.  I will look up and post on here

Date Posted: 1/2/2008 6:31 PM ET
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If want to knit things for kids, I'd recommend "Itty Bitty Hats" and "Itty Bitty Nursery." The "Stitch 'N Bitch" books are good for funky patterns. My favorite websites for patterns and knitting info are www.knitty.com and www.knittinghelp.com. I hope you take on this hobby, it is fun and relaxing!



Date Posted: 1/10/2008 3:09 PM ET
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I just found this post, and was looking for some recommendations myself.  I have the knit and purl stiches down, and am looking for something with lots of pictures to teach me some more complicated stiches.  I'd really like to learn cable knit.  Any recommendations??

Date Posted: 1/24/2008 12:45 PM ET
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When I started knitting again I got alot of books from the library first.  You can learn a lot and not have to spend any money.  Most of my money when to supplies at first.  There is also alot of stuff on the internet  you can download.  Good Luck, Melita

Date Posted: 1/26/2008 10:34 PM ET
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i second the itty bitty nursery is great.


the one book that i couldnt live without is the Vogue book of knitting,  omg its awesome!  


knittinghelp.com is awesome. they have great videos!

Subject: Knitting
Date Posted: 1/29/2008 2:17 PM ET
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I have a few books -- let me look through them an see what I can post. I think I have the Complete Idiot's Guide as well as a few others. My favorite website is Knitting On The Net (www.knittingonthenet.com). Also www.videojug.com has some wonderful "how to" videos (i.e. how to cast on...)

Family Circle usually does a seasonal magazine with lots of patterns from easy to advanced.

Date Posted: 2/10/2008 12:25 PM ET
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knittinghelp.com is a great site!