Check out these fantastic and thorough knitting reference books and have everything you need to know for your next knitting project right at your fingertips!
Back when I taught myself to knit, I bought a black and white pamphlet from the craft store. It had diagrams and explanations for each step and was probably about 20 pages long. And that was it. I didn’t have a teacher or another person I even knew who knit to help me.
This makes me extra appreciative for all of the incredible knitting reference books and online tutorials and videos that exist now. I can literally not only learn how to do something, but also watch someone else do it themselves in about 30 seconds just by searching. Isn’t that amazing??
I do like to have quality knitting reference books at home though. A book screen doesn’t go to sleep while you’re looking at it and when I’m looking up how to do kitchener stitch for the 97th time, I need to keep checking the instructions.
I also really enjoy a good stitch dictionary, I get lots of inspiration from them. even if you’re not a designer yourself, you can use a stitch dictionary to choose a stitch for something simple like a scarf or dishcloth or baby blanket! Basically, the options are endless.
So today I waded through tons of reviews and recommendations and am sharing some fantastic knitting reference books to add to your library. These are not books that give you 10 different cardigan sweater patterns or 15 different shawl designs. These are reference books that you can use to looks up techniques or terms or get inspiration. The majority are books that I actually own or have checked out from my library but if it’s something new to me, I promise I read LOTS of reviews before I put it on the list. If you have any of these, I’d love to know what you think of them! Or if you have another favorite, let me know!
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