Great Knitting Books

Oh, there are so many out there. Here are just a few “can’t do without” books. So far. I’m always adding more to my knitting library.

The Knitter’s Handbook by Knitter’s Magazine (I refer to this reference book more often than I want to admit. It’s always in my knitting bag.)

The Knitter’s Bible by Claire Crompton (great resource for a multitude of stitches)

Mason-Dixon Knitting by Kay Gardiner and Ann Meador Shayne (This book inspired me to try so many fun new patterns and types of projects. Plus, it’s just fun to read! Their blog – where they write letters back and forth to each other and let us eavesdrop in on it all – is fun, too.)

Knitting Rules – The Yarn Harlot’s Bag of Knitting Tricks by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee (If you read her blog, you already know why this book is good. She is FUNNY!)

Wendy Knits: My Never-Ending Adventures in Yarn by Wendy D. Johnson (Fun stories, great tips and patterns, lots of good information. And check out Wendy’s blog, too. The amount of knitting she accomplishes just amazes me.) 

All of the Knit Lit books. (I love reading how knitting has affected the lives of so many. I also love knowing that I am not alone in my obsession.)

Holiday Knits by Sara Lucas and Allison Isaacs (More fun and funky projects that made me want to go buy yarn to make them.)

Knitting on the Road by Nancy Bush. (This was the first sock book that I really looked at. It made me think that socks would be a good thing to learn, as one can never have too many socks, right?)

Knitting Vintage Socks: New Twists on Classic Patterns by Nancy Bush (I want to knit almost every single one of these patterns. That might work out well, as goodness knows I have enough sock yarn set aside to do them each many times over.)

Knits From the Heart by Kristin Spurkland (I love the adorable baby hats in there and have made several as gifts.)

Knitter’s Stash by Barbara Albright (It is so fun to read about some of the wonderful yarn shops around the country. The patterns in here are great, too.)

Socks Socks Socks by Elaine Rowley (More wonderful sock inspiration – although the ones on the cover totally intimidate me.)

At Knit’s End: Meditations for Women who Knit Too Much (When I first saw it, I thought, “Well, I don’t think I need Knitting Meditations.” Then I started reading Stephanie’s Blog and had to go buy every book she had written. There are three out there now – this one, the one I mentioned above, and Yarn Harlot: the Secret Life of a Knitter. You can’t just get one – you have to get all three. They’re that fun.)