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« on: April 04, 2006 04:39:52 AM »

Hi guys,

Lately I've been reading Maggie Righetti's "Sweater Design In Plain English" and I just may fall in love with the woman!  Not only was her book really informative, but her whole clothing design coverage in the book is wonderful!  She talks about dressing for your body type and how certain colors and patterns are best for different body types, and it's changing the whole way I look at how I dress myself.

I now know that the reason I love wearing my long red tshirt under my short navy sweater with jeans is because the red band near my hips draws attention away from my big tummy down to my slender hips. I also know how to pick colors for my knitting choices to maximize the impact and emphasize my best features.

The sweater patterns included are mostly pretty timeless, but with enough 80s kitsch to be retro-hip.

I'm on a kick now.  Who's got really good knitting books they love?
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« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2006 05:08:12 AM »

Anything by Elizabeth Zimmerman. Anything. She was a genius.
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« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2006 04:03:44 PM »

"Knitting from the Top" by Barbara Walker.  I love the top-down method and being able to try things on as you go.  It changed the way I look at sweater patterns and gave me the courage to try something different.
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« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2006 05:25:48 PM »

Anything by E.Z! (I learn something everytime I look at them!)

The Sweater Workshop: Knit Creative, Seam-Free Sweaters on Your Own With Any Yarn by Jacqueline Fee (great for breaking free of patterns! And if you've never knit a sweater - great way to learn!)

Anything by Sally Melville (her books really helped me learn to knit!!)

Right now - I'm enchanted with the new One Skein knitting - by Leigh Radford (lot's of fun quick ideas!)
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« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2006 12:20:12 PM »

"Knitting from the Top" by Barbara Walker.  I love the top-down method and being able to try things on as you go.  It changed the way I look at sweater patterns and gave me the courage to try something different.

And her pattern libraries, too. Priceless.

As for a plain ole pattern book, I love Melanie Falick's Handknit Holidays. Great patterns and gorgeous photos.
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« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2006 05:57:58 PM »

Stephanie Pearl-McPhee's books are great, too.  Hee-haw hilarious.  I think I am in love. 

I love Nicky Epstein's Knitting On the Edge and Knitting Over the Edge, too, for inspiration.

Walker, Zimmerman, and Righetti are all great. 
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« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2006 07:55:29 PM »

I do like Debbi Stoller's Stitch and Bitch books.  Got me back into knitting.   The Debbie Bliss book How to Knit has excellent pictures on picking up stictches, etc.  I also love anything by Zimmerman!
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« Reply #7 on: April 06, 2006 01:36:34 PM »

I have lots of knitting books, but (for patterns anyway) I love:

Simple Knits for Cherished Babies (Erika Knight)

Last Minute Knitted Gifts (Joelle Hoverson)

For reference I honestly go back to my original SnB book alot.
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« Reply #8 on: April 06, 2006 02:08:45 PM »

stuff by debbie bliss.
and some of interweave's books too Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: April 06, 2006 11:24:06 PM »

loop d loop - stunning original patterns
fair isle - ann ummmm can't remember last name - a great gift from my mom for the motifs
 
would like a good stitch dictionary as well - picked an old one from a garage sale from the seventies - its great but not very big - i want more! any ideas? (i prefer charted designs - so much easier to read)
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