Knitting Book Raves

19 Feb


I know, this is knitting, why are we talking about books? Well, as every knitter knows, or comes to understand, is that a great catalyst to expanding our knitting repetoire or knoweldge is reading.

I want to talk about a couple of books that I think are spectacular and should be on everyone’s knitting bookshelf.

First up is “Knit 2 Together” by Mel Clark and Tracey Uhlman. I cannot tell you guys how amazing this book is but I will contain myself to a couple of highlights. First, the patterns are lovely. I am a very picky knitting book buyer and there were multiple patterns that I am in the process of making or have in my queue. The “Doctor’s Bag,” “Pimfico Shrug,” and “Lacy Hug-Me-Tight” are defintely getting made and being shown off. Also, I love the hilarious stories Tracy shares about her knitting experiences. These are anectodes that could only happen to a comedian.

The next book up is “The Chicks with Sticks Guide to Knitting,” by Nancy Queen and Mary Ellen O’Connell. This is a new knitter must have but also a great book for patterns. This book isn’t like most knitting books where they put how to knit at the end or beginning of the book with patterns in the middle. This book explains how to knit, what abbreviations mean AND show you patterns all at the same time. This might sound crazy and annoying, but it’s really not. It’s quite helpful and a great layout to show stuff for new knitters and patterns seasoned knitter wil enjoy.

Sorry for the lack of pictures, I don’t have permission from the authors to show anything. But let me know of other books you feel this strongly about.

Happy Knitting!

-Stacy C


One Response to “Knitting Book Raves”

  1. Nancy Burk February 23, 2011 at 3:21 PM #

    thank you for the great article about books! please keep reviewing books — they help me decide what to purchase. Love Tracey Ullman! (hey, is it Tracey or Tracy?? inside joke)

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