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queen_gueneviere
« on: September 30, 2007 06:13:54 AM »

Hi all,

I forgot to post this earlier, in my previous post.    Cheesy

I'm also searching for a good book, that has a lot of different stitch patterns in it.
A real good treasury book.
A book with coloured photos and, clear step-by-step instructions.
Something that will be easy to understand.
A good assortment of different stitches that, I'll be able to incorporate in to my knitting.
In other words, nice stitches that I'll probably be able to use fairly often.

If anybody could suggest a good book like that, I'd be so grateful.
Thanks to anyone who can help me out.   Grin
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missknitty
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2007 06:16:21 AM »

From those I've actually seen and touched, the Big Book of Knitting Stitches seems like it may fit your purpose. Wink I haven't seen the Treasury books, though. Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2007 09:19:27 AM »

The Barbara Walker books are really great.  I think they are mostly black and white, but there are a TON of stitch patterns with clear line-by-line instructions.  They are a little on the pricey side ($30 each), but so worth it.  I have one BW book and I use it all the time.
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soozeq
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2007 09:52:37 AM »

See if your library has any; bet there's several, though some may be checked out at any given time or you can request them. Look through the ones available and see if there's one or more you like.
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« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2007 03:02:18 PM »

The Barbara Walker books are really great.  I think they are mostly black and white, but there are a TON of stitch patterns with clear line-by-line instructions. 

there's a project to get people to knit all of the stitch patterns from all of the treasury books and post them online, so that you can see them in color.  it's pretty awesome.  I think it's called the walker treasury project.
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queen_gueneviere
« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2007 09:44:13 PM »

Thanks all for your help. I wish that I could in fact take books out of our local library. But unfortunately for me, all of their books are in french.
And I can't read french at all. lol. I've been wishing that I could do that for a very long time because, there's so many great knitting books out there.
That's why I thought I'd better ask which books would be the best.
I've heard quite a bit about Barbara Walker's Treasury books.
I'd really like to know which two would be the best ones for me.
If they're pricey, I'd maybe get two max.
Any opinions from anyone who has these books, on which two would be your favourites?
Or even if you've only got just one of her books, how much do you like it and do you use it often?
I'm not familiar with the Big Book of Knitting Stitches.
Again, I wish that I could take these books out of the library.   Undecided
I have to rely on other people's opinions, before I order any knitting books.
Again, thanks a bunch everyone. I appreciate your suggestions and, welcome more opinions.
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« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2007 08:52:33 AM »

I've got Reader's Digest Guide to Needlework.  It's got lots for knitting as well as tons of info for other crafts as well... I suppose if you're not interested in learning another craft it wouldn't help, but it always inspires me.  I flip through it looking for some knitting info and end up wanting to learn to tat or do hairpin lace.
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« Reply #7 on: October 03, 2007 09:11:37 AM »

Vogue came out with one that I looked thru and liked.

http://www.amazon.com/Vogue-Knitting-Stitchionary-One-Dictionary/dp/1931543771/ref=pd_sim_b_shvl_title_9/103-3722152-0011043

Although I know some other books that people have recommended as supposed to be good too:

A Treasury of Knitting Patterns by Barbara G. Walker
A Second Treasury of Knitting Patterns by Barbara G. Walker

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« Reply #8 on: October 03, 2007 09:27:31 AM »

I know it's not a book, but the website knittingfool.com has an amazing selection of knit stitches.  Not all of them have pictures, but a lot of them do, and it's not surprising they haven't all been photographed yet given the quantity!

I've put a note about this site on my blog if you want all the details.
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soozeq
« Reply #9 on: October 03, 2007 11:49:08 AM »

I think most of the knittingfool patterns are from the Barbara Walker book too.
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