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A while back I saw many people posting their must have knitting books on Facebook. Here are mine.
Knitting from the Top
Barbara G. Walker (Paperback – Feb 1996)
This is THE book for creating top down garments. I’ve even used the concepts from this book to create crocheted garments.
(Spiral-bound – Jun 1, 2005)
This was gifted to me by a good friend. Clear instructions and illustrations for cast ons, bind offs, button holes, and more.
Mastering Color Knitting: Simple Instructions for Stranded, Intarsia, and Double Knitting
Melissa Leapman (Paperback – Nov 9, 2010)
If you ever want to do more with color knitting than just basic stripes, you NEED this book. It was invaluable for my first stranded knitting project.
A Treasury of Knitting Patterns
Barbara G. Walker (Paperback – May 1998)
A must if you plan to design anything…ever. I also recommend the other 3 in the series.
Knitting Lace – Lewis
Susanna Lewis (Paperback – Dec 1, 2009)
Not just stitch patterns- it helps you understand what really is going on with lace knitting.
Anna Dalvi (Paperback)
This book will guide you through different shawl constructions and how to make them your own.