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threwthelookingglass
« on: September 23, 2005 12:29:12 PM »

Hello, as a new craftster person I've been trying to look the through the forum in hope of finding some great new knitting books, but got a bit confused. So apologies if there is already a very similar thread knocking around!
As a new knitter, I've knitted my way through both stitch and bitch books and am on the lookout of where to turn to next. The only trouble is most other books I come across are somewhat 'fogey' (not sure if you have this word outside of Britain however) i.e grannyesque or rather plain and uninspiring. Could anybody suggest decent books to have a look at in a similar stitch and bitch vein? I do also like ulta retro patterns - anything from the 1950's back.
Thanks for your help!
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« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2005 02:24:26 PM »

loop-d-loop by teva durem(spelling?) is a great book with really funky patterns...though some think theyre odd or something...i really like them..
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« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2005 02:25:25 PM »

Alterknits is a fun book .... there's a thread a little further down about it.  Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2005 02:45:51 PM »

two other books frequently flogged on here that i love are weekend knits and last minute knitted gifts.  both have great variety, and the patterns are simply styled enough that they shouldn't go out of style (or look dated) for quite some time.

i also second loop-d-loop.

hope that helps!
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threwthelookingglass
« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2005 08:44:34 AM »

Thank you! I'll have a look for those  Grin
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athena404
« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2005 08:48:26 AM »

also i suggest vintage knits and of course the stitch and bitch series
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Jazzybelle
« Reply #6 on: September 25, 2005 10:06:07 AM »

Have you tried knitty?

Another thing to consider is drafting your own patterns, or altering preexisting ones. If you don't want a plain raglan sweater, change the colors to something bright, give it short sleeves, add intarsia or stripes or beads...that's what I love about knitting. You aren't rigorously held to a pattern.
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« Reply #7 on: September 25, 2005 02:26:55 PM »

Simple Knits With a Twist is a fun book too.
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