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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.



Knitter’s Handbook: Essential Skills & Helpful Hints from Knitter’s Magazine

(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.



Shaping Shawls
Anna Dalvi (Paperback)
This book will guide you through different shawl constructions and how to make them your own.