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Sock Knitter's Workshop, The
Sock Knitter's Workshop, The
by Ewa Jostes
Edition: Paperback
Price: £14.99

11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars All you really need to knit socks, 10 Sept. 2010
This book gives you the basic knowledge to knit virtually any kind of sock. If you are a beginner, you have everything you need right here. If you are more advanced, you will still almost certainly find new methods that you didn't know about or understand. Clear and understandable explanations of just about every kind of toe and heel, toe up and leg-down, lots of charts to help you with sizing and measurements - and European sizing as well as US.

There are not very many actual specific patterns in this book, but what there is provides a good variety, including women's men's and baby options. If you don't yet have a sock book, start here. If you feel your knowledge is not broad enough, try this. If you struggle with sizing and adaptation, here's the answer!


Sweater Design in Plain English
Sweater Design in Plain English
by Maggie Righetti
Edition: Paperback

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The book to have for sweater design, 10 Sept. 2010
If you only get one book on sweater design, get this one. It has lots of excellent explanation in straightforward, down-to-earth language. Virtually every type of construction is discussed. Very very good.


Knitter's Book of Yarn, The
Knitter's Book of Yarn, The
by Clara Parkes
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £21.99

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Essential reference, 10 Sept. 2010
Every serious knitter should own this book. Comprehensive information on fibres and how they behave, yarns, how they are made and how that affects their properties, patterns to suit different yarns, advice on substituting yarns, and more. Very very good.


Hattitude!
Hattitude!
by Cathy Carron
Edition: Paperback
Price: £13.93

8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Lots of hats for women, 10 Sept. 2010
This review is from: Hattitude! (Paperback)
This book has a good range of "fashion hats" for women, but I was disappointed it didn't have just a few more for kids and men. Maybe 3 stars is a bit low, but 4 would be too many.


Traditional Scandinavian Knitting (Dover Knitting, Crochet, Tatting, Lace)
Traditional Scandinavian Knitting (Dover Knitting, Crochet, Tatting, Lace)
by Sheila McGregor
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.99

9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good source of stranded patterns, 10 Sept. 2010
Some interesting bits and pieces on the history of Scandinavian knitting, and a good source of the actual nordic colourwork designs to incorporate in your own patterns. A good reference.


Woolly Thoughts: How to Unlock Your Creative Genius
Woolly Thoughts: How to Unlock Your Creative Genius
by Pat Ashforth
Edition: Paperback

3.0 out of 5 stars Fun - and something different, 10 Sept. 2010
This is an interesting book for adventurous knitters - and if you are so inclined it could change your whole attitude to knitting. It doesn't really suit my way of working, but I'm glad I bought it. It wasn't expensive!


Alice Starmore's Book of Fair Isle Knitting (Dover Knitting, Crochet, Tatting, Lace)
Alice Starmore's Book of Fair Isle Knitting (Dover Knitting, Crochet, Tatting, Lace)
by Alice Starmore
Edition: Paperback
Price: £15.90

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best Fair-isle book!, 10 Sept. 2010
Just excellent. If you are serious about fair-isle knitting, you should have this book.


Wendy Knits: My Never-Ending Adventures in Yarn
Wendy Knits: My Never-Ending Adventures in Yarn
by Wendy D. Johnson
Edition: Paperback

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very good read - lots of fun, 10 Sept. 2010
I really enjoyed reading this book and learning about Wendy. I wasn't too keen on the patterns, but this isn't really a pattern book. It's not really a how-to book either, though the section on toe-up socks was great. It's mostly a book of inspiration and knitterly friendship. One of my favourite recent purchases.


Knitting Tips and Trade Secrets: Clever Solutions (Thread Magazine)
Knitting Tips and Trade Secrets: Clever Solutions (Thread Magazine)
by Threads
Edition: Paperback
Price: £10.58

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Rather patchy, 10 Sept. 2010
This book is full of snippets from knitters of all walks of life. Some were very good - notably some from Montse Stanley - but many were pretty tame. I have given my copy of this book to a friend who is a complete beginner, and I reckon she will learn a fair bit from it.


Confessions of a Knitting Heretic
Confessions of a Knitting Heretic
by Annie Modesitt
Edition: Spiral-bound

5.0 out of 5 stars A great read, 10 Sept. 2010
I wouldn't recommend this book for patterns, as there are few, but as a reading book on knitting philosophy and general inspiration, it really worked for me.


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