Did you know that if you do a search on Amazon for “knitting books”, you will uncover 17,765 results?! Incredible! Which is very typical of search results for anything you are looking for. The Internet, in all its wisdom, gives us EVERYTHING we ask for! Well, almost.
So, which knitting books should you buy? And why? That IS the answer. Every week, it seems, new knitting books are hitting the shelves, and most of them are devoted to a particular knitting niche. Scarves, socks, yarn, Nordic stitches, Estonian lace, color, knitting methods, and on and on; many are superb reads chock full of many patterns and ideas if you are so inclined.
I have comprised a short list of what I consider to be THE best knitting books for any knitter. These are your fundamentals, if you will; books which every serious knitter should have on their bookshelf. It’s fine to uncover patterns and articles online, (just go to Scarf Knitting if you don’t believe me), but some good beginning knowledge will always pay off for you. Trust me, when I tell you, you will go back to these books again and again for information. They are THAT good.
So, without further ado, (just what does that mean?), here they are!
#1 Vogue Knitting: The Ultimate Knitting Book.
Of all knitting books on the market, this one is the BEST. Inside you will find everything you need to know, and even things you never knew, or didn’t care about! It’s all here; it is the BEST guide for the history of knitting, yarns, needles, stitches, patterns, basic techniques, specializations, you-name-it, you will find it here. Here’s another article I wrote about Vogue Knitting with more of that information.
#2 The Knitter’s Bible.
Another excellent knitting book. I can’t recommend this one enough. I am constantly pulling it out for pattern designs or information on how to perfect a knitting technique. From basic knit-and-purl to more advanced patterns, and ideas on every page, you will LOVE this book!
#3 The Knitting Answer Book.
You know the feeling; you’re knitting happily along when you notice that “hole” about three rows down where you lost a stitch somewhere, and oh!, doesn’t it just make the whole thing worthless? How do you fix that! Buy this book and you’ll know how to fix that! In The Knitting Answer Book, you will find answers to all of knitting’s most common questions, and also to questions that you haven’t come across yet, but certainly will, if you knit long enough. This book is your 24-hour hotline to every knitting question.
#4 Learn to Knit Love to Knit.
I can never have enough “learn to knit” books! You feel the same, I know. Because you always find new and different information in whichever book you pick up! Such is the case here. In fact, check out my book review of Learn to Knit, here.
#5 Lace One-Skein Wonders.
Besides the basic knit and purl stitches, lace knitting is a facet of knitting that I just love! Mind you, there are projects that I don’t think I’m trying because of the intricacy and time factor that’s involved. For simple, easy, one-skein (which I love) knitting projects, this book just can’t be beat! As a former innkeeper, I’m all about little details; you know the ones, placemats, table runners, wristlets, sachets, dishcloths, small purses, pillows and more. You’ll find these and so much more in this beautiful book!
There you have it! Five “must-have” knitting books. When you click on over they are available to you in paperback as well as instant-download Kindle editions to your tablet or PC. So be sure to click on those links above ↑ or in the carousel below ↓.
Tell me which books you have and if you have any other recommendations, I’d love to hear!
As always, take your knitting to heart!