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Subject: know a good knitting book?
Date Posted: 7/15/2008 3:37 PM ET
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I am a beginning knitter and know how to make a regular stitch.  I can make a scarf!  What I am interested in finding is a reccommendation on a good instruction book.  Ideally, I would like detailed pictures.  I would hate to go and buy books, so maybe someone has one posted that would be good?  Thanks in advance!

Date Posted: 7/15/2008 4:34 PM ET
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Not a book, but check out the website KnittingHelp.com.   It has instructional videos you can watch over and over.  Hope it helps you!!

 

Date Posted: 7/15/2008 6:27 PM ET
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Thanks Stephanie, I will check it out!

Date Posted: 7/16/2008 11:07 PM ET
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The Knit Stitch and The Purl Stitch are excellent:

http://danceswithwool.wordpress.com/2008/07/16/knitting-books-the-knitting-experience-purl-stitch/

http://danceswithwool.wordpress.com/2008/07/16/knitting-books-the-knitting-experience-the-knit-stitch/

 

Date Posted: 9/10/2008 12:49 AM ET
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Knitting without Tears, by Elizabeth Zimmermann. Just to get the whole "it is OK to make a mistake every now & then" vibe going. She explains WHY you do something one way, and then explains what happens if you don't. She gives you formulas so you can design sweaters. And she is vastly entertaining to read.

Subject: Knitting books
Date Posted: 9/13/2008 12:17 PM ET
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Try Mason Dixon Knitting.  Terrible title. Great book.

Date Posted: 9/18/2008 6:28 AM ET
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I'm pretty new to knittng-I've been knitting for a little over a year and I actully like kids knitting books because they are very easy to understand, instructional and all the projects are fun and fast. My suggestion is Kids easy knitting projects by Peg Blanchette. Hope this helps!

L. G. (L)
Date Posted: 9/19/2008 5:32 AM ET
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I like Knitting for Dummies.

I'll pull out my books later and see what else I have that I have liked.

 

Date Posted: 9/23/2008 12:21 PM ET
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These are the books I have at home;

  • The Knitters Companion (I use this book a lot)
  • The Knitting Answer Book
  • The Big Book of Knitting

I also go to Knittinghelp.com & Youtube.com

Date Posted: 9/25/2008 1:31 PM ET
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Knitting for Dummies is great for a beginner; one of the most friendly how-to books out there.

Enjoy learning!!

 

-Hilary

Subject: Knitting instruction
Date Posted: 9/27/2008 10:44 AM ET
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Another good book is When Bad Things happen to Good Knitter's