Favourite Knitting Books
Cardigans Make a Comeback
I just picked up Cardigans by Louisa Harding and can't wait to get started on something - if I can decide which one. Lots of great patterns to chose from, some short, sweet and simple, lace borders and trim on others, both dressy and casual styles. Knitted Jackets by Cheryl Oberle is another great choice - most of these styles are definitely more jacket/coat like, heavier and warm looking...yummm...think camping, or maybe next winter.
Victorian Lace Today has me addicted to knitting lace shawls and scarves. It is really well laid out and easy to use. There are projects for both beginners and experienced lace knitters. Jane Sowerby adapted these patterns from old Victorian patterns. She's included lots of history and the photography is just beautiful. Highly recommended. The other two are on my wish list - they should be on yours too.
New Pathways for Sock Knitters
This is a follow-up book to Cat Bordhi's Socks Soar on Two Circular Needles. You need to look at this book as a mini course in the construction of a sock. And once you get the hang of her method, you'll know how to make a perfectly fitted sock. Slip one on and you really understand the satisfaction of hand-knitted socks. I have quite a few sock books -this is definitely my favorite. My second favourite is The Twisted Sisters Sock Workbook because the basic sock pattern is nice and simple but the book as a whole really inspires the creative spirit.
These books belongs to the Teach Yourself Visually series and I find all of them are really well done. If you're a beginning knitter and don't have anyone to teach you, then this is the next best thing. More experienced knitters may be interested in Teach Yourself Visually Knitting Design.
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