Thursday, September 8

Old Books: Knitting Books

This is a category that I'd like to expand!  I have a few older knitting books, but not many.  The good news is, there are a few old classics that are being reprinted these days.  However, I have found a few gems:

Alice Starmore's Book of Fair Isle Knitting.  I'd wanted this book for quite a while, and had almost ordered the reprint.  Then we were at our favorite "farm supply" store poking around in a used book room they have, and wonder of wonders...there was a copy of this book for $1.  (Yes, that's one dollar.  I think I squealed.)  I haven't even scratched the surface of this book yet, but I'm looking forward to doing so.

Alice Starmore's Fisherman's Knits.  Another bargain find, this time for $3.  Once again, full of information, patterns, charts....but most of all, ideas.

Elizabeth Zimmerman's Knitter's Almanac.  You can't spend a better $7 or $8 bucks.  This book has classics in it:  February Baby Sweater, Nether Garments (I love that name), Mitered Mittens, Pi Shawl, etc.  Really...if you knit, you should own this book.

Elizabeth Zimmerman's Knitting Workshop.  What can I's Elizabeth Zimmerman. EZ.  This book is loaded with knowledge.  If you want to be a better knitter, a smarter knitter...get yourself this book.  Learn from the best.

Stephanie Pearl McPhee's Knitting Rules.  While not exactly "old"  (It came out in 2006.) this book is a classic.  This is the book that made me love knitting.  Really.  The Yarn Harlot has such a love for this craft that it can't help but come through.  It's one of those you read and re-read.

Knit on.

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