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« Reply #10 on: February 14, 2007 01:45:45 PM »

Yes, the Mon Tricot dictionaries are highly sought after and I'm lucky to have spent less than $2 on both of mine.  I did see an Ebay auction for the 1500 stitch for $29, too.  Ebay sellers have weird ideas sometimes about what things are worth.  but $12.95 is a very good price!  And they really do rock.
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« Reply #11 on: February 18, 2007 02:30:36 PM »

I have a copy of The Complete Encyclopedia of Stitchery by Mildred Ryan, which I got at a thrift store for $3.99. It's not just knitting stitches, but also has crocheting, macrame, needlepoint, sewing, embroidery etc.  The knitting section has hundreds of stitch patterns in it.  I'd been keeping an eye out in the thrift stores for a stitch dictionary for a while when I spotted it, so I was pretty pleased to find it (why are knitting  books to hard to find in thrift stores? is it because everyone else is buying them up too? or do knitters never let go of their books?)

I don't know how it stacks up compared to other stitch dictionaries, and I still keep an eye out for others as I troll the thrift stores. But in the meantime, it's quite useful and very interesting to flip through. Although I don't like that the stitch patterns are written out in full English - I'd rather read the knitting abbreviations for some reason.
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« Reply #12 on: February 18, 2007 02:40:14 PM »

god! and i thought i was being ripped off for paying $18 for the mon trichot 1500!
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« Reply #13 on: February 19, 2007 05:12:37 AM »

You can also keep an eye on half.com.  I buy most of my books there at really reduced prices.  AND, if they don't have a title you need, you can wishlist it and they'll email you as soon as it's available.  I've saved a ton buying most of my knitting books there.
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« Reply #14 on: April 05, 2007 05:29:24 AM »

^^ Agreed, I found this old Harmony guide and I LOVE IT.  I discovered this book in the University library called "The Arco Guide to blah blah blah", anyway, come to find out that they are one and the same with the Harmony guide.  The Arco book is going for 70-80 clams on ebay.
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