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SugarySweet
« on: December 12, 2007 07:54:16 AM »

Has anyone ever used the Learn to Knit books that you can find at the craft store?

I have thought about buying one, but I'm not sure if the intructions will be clear.

Do you know of any other book that was easy to learn from?

Thanks
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« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2007 08:48:56 AM »

Teach Yourself Visually Knitting if good.  The written directions are helpful & I like that there is a stitch dictionary, tips, and a variety of projects to try.
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« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2007 09:03:17 AM »

My personal favorite is Knitting for Dummies by Pam Allen.  I picked it up used at a bookstore for $4.00.  Since then I also acquired a copy of Vogue Knitting Vogue Knitting which is excellent.

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« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2007 01:01:33 PM »

I have the learn to knit book that I found at a craft store for about $15 8 years ago (I also used a 40% off coupon), it came with 2 sizes of needles, a tapestry needle, stitch holder, bobbins, needle tip protectors, and a cable needle.  the instructions in the book are good, and it has pictures. I like it because it gives instructions for left and right handed knitting.  this was great for me since I'm left handed!  it teaches english style knitting, and I've since decided that I prefer continental style knitting, but it was still a good book to learn from since it helped me understand a lot of what I was doing b-4 I learned continental. 
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« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2007 02:02:47 PM »

Has anyone ever used the Learn to Knit books that you can find at the craft store?

I have thought about buying one, but I'm not sure if the intructions will be clear.

Do you know of any other book that was easy to learn from?

Thanks

I learned from a book  and websites! It worked for me!! =)
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« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2007 02:41:44 PM »

I really like stitch'n'bitch, the knitters handbook
http://knithappens.com/
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« Reply #6 on: December 12, 2007 03:09:21 PM »

I learned how to knit from one of those little booklets that you can find at any craft store. I don't have it anymore (I gave it to a friend so she could learn too) but I think I just got it at WalMart. It had good pictures and clear instructions. I also used (and still do!) knittinghelp.com a lot. The videos are great when you can't quite figure out what to do.
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« Reply #7 on: December 12, 2007 07:49:23 PM »

i bought a book tonight called MARAN ILLUSTRATED Knitting & Crocheting - it had great pictures for patterns and such!
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kell
« Reply #8 on: December 12, 2007 08:34:17 PM »

I really like Teen Knitting Club, which is odd, because I'm not a teenager, nor was I when I bought the book  Roll Eyeshttp://www.amazon.com/Teen-Knitting-Club-Chill-Knit/dp/1579652441/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1197520169&sr=8-2

Kids Knitting  is also a very good beginning to knit book.  It was even featured on Martha Stewart when it first came out.  http://www.amazon.com/Kids-Knitting-Projects-all-Ages/dp/1579652417/ref=cm_lmf_tit_9_rdssss0

Note to self:  must find age appropriate books. 
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« Reply #9 on: December 12, 2007 09:06:40 PM »

I second "Teach Yourself Visually Knitting" I love that book. I bought it though after I knew how to knit and purl.

The book that helped me to do more than just the knit stitch was a book aimed at younger knitters but works for anyone learning I think: "Cool Stuff. Teach Me To Knit" That is the book that taught me to purl, increase, decrease. I got it at Micheals Crafts. Green cover.

Also www.knittinghelp.com has videos. I like this site.
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