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« on: December 12, 2007 10:54:10 AM »

My mother want to give me some some knitting books for Christmas, but here in germany we only have some old-old-granny-style-books or some who stucked in the 80's without being cool. I already have the both stitch'n'bitch books, but I want more.  Amazon is a good source, but I don't like to buy a book by it's cover.
so, if you could help me out?

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« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2007 01:04:18 PM »

A lot depends on where you are at knitting wise and what type of books you are looking for. Here's some of my suggestions

Books with great patterns:
Fitted Knits by Stephanie Japel
Knitting Classic Style by veronik Avery
Knitting Lingerie Style by Joan Mcgowan-Micheal

Design books:
anything by Barbara Walker
anything by Elizabeth Zimmerman
Sweater Design in Plain English by Maggie Rigghetti

Fun to Read:
any books by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee

Stitch Dictionarys:
again, Barbara Walker
Any Vogue Stichionaries
Nicky Epstein's Knitting On the Edge series

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« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2007 01:53:56 PM »

I keep going back to the 2 books that started my obsession, Stitch'N Bitch & Stitch'N Bitch Nation. And the new book of men's patterns is on my wish list too, Son of Stich'N Bitch. There is a great variety of patterns, some apparel, some accessories, some "WTF?", etc.

I also love Last Minute Knitted Gifts and Loop D Loop...the photos and projects are beautiful.
« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2007 03:03:12 PM »

My current fav is Mason Dixon Knitting. Great for a knitters of all skill levels in my opinion. Lace Style and Scarf Style are both really good, too.

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« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2007 04:49:04 PM »

As was said before, a lot of it depends on what you like to knit.  My latest book that I can't put down is "Adorable Knits for Tots" by Zoe Mellor but it is because a) I love kids knits b) I have a 10 month old niece that I can now dress in all my fun knits...lol.  On the other hand, my latest book for me that I really liked was "Domiknitrix."  Cuz I'm all sweet and bad a** like that.

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« Reply #5 on: December 14, 2007 06:26:12 PM »

I'd ask for conceptual books-I always get more use out of those.
I really love Cat Bordhi's 'Socks Soar on Two Circular Needles'
Interweave knits (Best Of) book has some real classics to build on.
Knitting Nature has some really fundamental shapes to learn to knit.
I also love getting old lace knitting books from amazon.com-sometimes they are real treasures.
Hope this helps!
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