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Mar 11, 2013 09:17:07   #
The book you find most invaluable on your bookshelf and would have to be prised from your fingers and never lent

I have never really bought books on knitting. I have a couple of old books from the 1980's on different knitting stitches as reference books.
Mar 11, 2013 09:19:01   #
Vogue Dictionary of Knitting Stitches. My #1 go-to!
Mar 11, 2013 09:26:35   #
Not a book... but Knitting Paradise is the ultimate place to
get help.
Mar 11, 2013 09:54:52   #
Pocahontas (a regular here)
I have a library of knitting books but I usually find myself googling or youtubing or checking my bookmarks on KP.
Mar 11, 2013 09:56:41   #
I have The Principles of Knitting, and it's a great reference, but for most of the areas where I need help, it's YouTube, Google or KP to the rescue!
Mar 11, 2013 10:31:32   #
Neeterbug (a regular here)
A book called "The Knitting Answer Book" that I bought at Costco when I was getting back into knitting. Not a great book but answers my questions. Mostly I do a search in U-tube.
Mar 11, 2013 10:33:14   #
Belle1 (a regular here)
Barbara Walker's 1st and 2nd Treasury of Knitting Patterns.
Mar 11, 2013 12:16:49   #
Elizabeth Zimmerman's Knitting Workshop. Also find a lot of help on You Tube and Google.
Mar 11, 2013 12:28:09   #
Cathryn 2ed (a regular here) is my very best knitting companion ever.
Mar 11, 2013 12:35:10   #
Dcsmith77 (a regular here)
Vogue Knitting Book (not the same as the Dictionary of Stitches). I've had it since 1965 and other than info about new yarns, I've never looked up anything in it that I didn't find an answer. There are more updated answers sometimes that I see on KP, but there will be one answer there that will work.
Mar 11, 2013 14:01:51   #
Sine (a regular here)
When Bad Things Happen to Good Knitters: An Emergency Survival Guide by Marion Edwards and Ahza Moore
Mar 11, 2013 14:09:21   #
Barbara Walker's 2nd treasury of knit stitches. I've found that with that 1 book I can figure out the rest. Happy knitting:)
Neeterbug wrote:
A book called "The Knitting Answer Book" that I bought at Costco when I was getting back into knitting. Not a great book but answers my questions. Mostly I do a search in U-tube.
Mar 11, 2013 17:26:07   #
The knitting Answer Book by Maragret Radcliffe.
Mar 11, 2013 18:28:51   #
The Knitter's Bible by Claire Crompton.
Mar 12, 2013 05:45:12   #
I am newish to knitting have only done simple patterns like hat, scarf, baby booties and mittens and a baby blanket (I am going to be an auntie soon) but I absolutely love Knitty Gritty. It is a brilliant beginners guide, really talks you through the different stitches and finishing styles and making button holes etc. I have found it really useful and have so far managed to teach myself using it
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