These books have taught us a lot.
This is the book we hand out to dear ones, big and small, who want to learn to knit. Clear instructions on basic techniques, plus appealing, timeless projects. Like all of Melanie’s books, the photography and book design are beautiful.
Instant classic. A whole new approach. All stitches are based on geometric grid systems—and by using grids as guides, we learn that making stitches is child’s play. So beautiful.
Simple knit/purl sequences become an endless source of beautiful textures and intriguing freeform knitting. An extraordinary exploration of an intuitive, surprising way to knit.
There are any number of good all-purpose knitting references (Vogue Knitting is hard to beat), but this epic volume is a favorite. It’s 571 pages of utterly straightforward instruction. Hiatt has answered every single knitting question I’ve ever had except “Why aren’t I a faster knitter?”
The thoughtful, no-nonsense advice in Maggie Righetti’s books is the next best thing to sitting at the feet of a vastly experienced knitter. She shares the tricks of the trade, in plain English indeed.
This book, which celebrates the stunning work of a community of Alabama quilters, may not technically be a knitting book, but we are here to tell you that you can knit from this book. And love it.
Her 1971 book is as fresh as new paint. We still have a quibble with the title—the only tears we’ve ever wept while knitting have been those of abject joy at the realization that, for a short while, we are freed from daily life.
Start here to get the big picture of what Kaffe Fassett is all about: exuberant, over-the-top geometrics, fruits, flowers, and color, color, COLOR. These patterns can be adapted to whatever project you have in mind.