Whether you are a brandy new knitter or you've been knitting since the beginning of time, having one or two really good reference books in your personal library is ALWAYS a good idea. We work with knitters and crocheters everyday, and quite frequently we find ourselves perusing our reference collection to help people along the way to a fabulous finished project. Here are some of the books we think are worthy enough to sit amongst your treasured yarn stash.
This expanded and updated edition of the Knitter's Companion is one of our favorites. With full color drawings and photographs, and very detailed instructions, this book empowers all knitters, regardless of their skill level.
It's all about the lingo! SSK, PSSO, P2togtbl, w&t, are just examples of the types of things that can make a knitter go hmmmmm........?? Well, arm yourself with KnitSpeak and you're well on your way to understanding and eventually speaking like a knitter!
This book is also a great addition to your collection. Just like the others, it is chock full of useful tips, and it goes that extra little step to entice future designers by providing you with tips about finishing and edgings, embroidery essentials, creating textures and managing color.
I love these books. I am biased, they're my favorite, but I love them and I think you all should have one, ESPECIALLY if you want to design your own special items. (Did I mention I love these books?) Both of these reference books provide you with the basic designs you need to make just about ANYTHING!
If you're interested in just making sweaters, you need a copy of The Knitter's Handy Book of Sweater Patterns.
You really want a good foundation to make mittens, gloves, hats, tams, sweaters, vests, and socks? Get your hands on The Knitter's Handy Book of Patterns! You won't regret it.
And the best part is that it ranges in multiple sizes and gauges. Just pick a yarn, pick your needles, choose your gauge, and go, go, GO!
Of course there are many other books, but these are a great start! And if you already have one of these gems, share the wealth! These make really awesome gifts!
Enjoy the day, my yarn-y friends! Happy Knitting and Crocheting!