Books

booksNot really sure what I am going to do with this page in the long run.   But for a start I will talk about books for new knitters.
I know the internet is a great resource but I am a book lover. Besides the internet doesn’t always edit itself well. I have found some really strange versions of knitting on youtube videos. If you are a relatively new knitter go to the library and check out the following books. What you are looking for is pictures and descriptions that make sense to you. Everyone is different so find the book that speaks to you. Once you have picked out the one or two you think will be the best reference for how to knit, buy it.  The following is a short list of books that I think every knitter should at least examine.  Some are about technique and some are just knitters you should explore to become a more educated/better knitter.

Knitter’s Handbook by Montse Stanley
Teach yourself Visually knitting by Sharon Turner
Kids Knitting by Melanie Fallick
Knitting for Dummies
Knitting 101 by Carri Hammett
Knitting in Plain English by Maggie Righetti
Principles of Knitting by June Hemmons Hiatt
Knitters handy book of patterns by Ann Budd (her sweater books are good too)
Elizabeth Zimmerman start with knitting without tears, check out knitting workshop, and knitters almanac…. go to schoolhouse press and see other books
Treasury of knitting books by Barbara Walker (or other “stitch dictionaries”)
The knitter’s Book of Yarn by Clara Parkes
Stephanie Pearl Mcphee She writes about knitting and other things I think a new knitter will enjoy.