Wednesday, March 21, 2007

A Knitting Book List Meme

I like it!
This is only a partial list of the thousands of knitting books, how-to's and fiction available. Copy the list to your blog, italicize the ones you’ve read, bold the ones you own, **the ones on your Wish List, change the color to red on the ones not worth the money. Note alongside any one that is very special to you, or that you use most often. Have FUN

1. Dyed in the Wool: A Knitting Mystery by Mary Kruger
2.Knit One, Kill Two (Knitting Mystery) by Maggie Sefton
3 Needled to Death (Knitting Mysteries) by Maggie Sefton
**4. The Friday Night Knitting Club by Kate Jacobs
5.The Knitting Circle: A Novel by Ann Hood
6. A Deadly Yarn: A Knitting Mystery by Maggie Sefton
7. Knitting: A Novel by Anne Bartlett
8. The Shop On Blossom Street by Debbie Macomber
9. A Good Yarn by Debbie Macomber
10. Mason-Dixon Knitting: The Curious Knitters' Guide: Stories, Patterns, Advice, Opinions, Questions, Answers, Jokes, and Pictures by Kay Gardiner
11. Yarn Harlot: The Secret Life of a Knitter by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee
12. One Skein: 30 Quick Projects to Knit and Crochet by Leigh Radford
13. Wendy Knits: My Never-Ending Adventures in Yarn by Wendy D. Johnson
14. At Knit's End: Meditations for Women Who Knit Too Much by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee
15. Knitting Rules!: The Yarn Harlot's Bag of Knitting Tricks by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee
16. Knitting Vintage Socks: New Twists on Classic Patterns by Nancy Bush
17. One-Skein Wonders by Judith Durant
18. Knit 2 Together: Patterns and Stories for Serious Knitting Fun by Tracey Ullman
19. Arctic Lace: Knitting Projects and Stories Inspired by Alaska's Native Knitters by Donna Druchunas
20. Knitting Around by Elizabeth Zimmermann A wonderful reminiscence illustrated with EZ's own watercolr sketches and great patterns.
21. Knitter's Almanac by Elizabeth Zimmermann
22. Knitting Without Tears: Basic Techniques and Easy-to-Follow Directions for Garments to Fit All Sizes by Elizabeth Zimmerman Hilarious and empowering all at the same time. YOU are the boss of your knitting!
23. Knitting from the Top by Barbara G. Walker
24. The Opinionated Knitter by Elizabeth Zimmermann
25. Sweater Workshop by Jacqueline Fee
26. Knitting Workshop by Elizabeth Zimmermann
27. A Treasury of Knitting Patterns by Barbara G. Walker The Bible of Stitch patterns
28. Knitting Beyond the Edge: Cuffs and Collars Necklines Hems Closures - The Essential
Collection of Decorative Finishes by Nicky Epstein
29. Victorian Lace Today by Jane Sowerby
30. Cables Untangled: An Exploration of Cable Knitting by Melissa Leapman
31. Lace Style: Traditional to Innovative, 21 Inspired Designs to Knit by Pam Allen
32. A Gathering of Lace by Meg Swansen
33. Knitting Under the Influence (Paperback) by Claire LaZebnik
34. Not Tonight Darling, I'm Knitting by Betty Hosegood
35. Knitting Nature: 39 Designs Inspired by Patterns in Nature by Norah Gaughan and Thayer Allyson Gowdy Very intriguing ideas and beautiful projects
36. The Knitting Experience: Book 2: The Purl Stitch (Knitting Experience Series) by Sally Melville
37. The Knitting Experience: Book 3: Color (The Knitting Experience) by Sally Melville I love the ideas and projects in this book. I made a cardigan last year using an idea from the linen stitch chapter.
38. The Knitters Book of Finishing Techniques by Nancie M. Wiseman
39. The Knitting Answer Book: Solutions to Every Problem You'll Ever Face; Answers to Every
Question You'll Ever Ask by Margaret Radcliffe
40. The Knitting Experience: Book 1: The Knit Stitch (The Knitting Experience) (Paperback) by Sally Melville I like the clear how to pictures in the book and the different ideas for beginner projects.
41. 440 More Knitting Stitches - Volume 3 (Harmony Guides) by Harmony Guide Staff
42. 250 Creative Knitting Stitches - Volume 4 (Harmony Guides) by Harmony Guide Staff
43. Knitting Techniques - Volume 1 (Harmony Guides) by Harmony Guide Staff
44. 220 Aran Stitches and Patterns - Volume 5 (Harmony Guides) by Harmony Guide Staff
45. Big Book of Knitting Stitch Patterns by Inc. Sterling Publishing Co.
46. 450 Knitting Stitches - Volume 2 (Harmony Guides)
47. Weekend Knitting: 50 Unique Projects and Ideas by Melanie Falick and Ericka McConnell
48. Knitting With Balls: A Hands-On Guide to Knitting for the Modern Man by Michael Del
49. A Second Treasury of Knitting Patterns by Barbara G. Walker
50. Charted Knitting Designs: A Third Treasury of Knitting Patterns by Barbara G. Walker
**51. A Fourth Treasury of Knitting Patterns by Barbara G. Walker (I think I already have this in its original title of Sampler Knitting)
52. The Baby Knits Book: The Ultimate Collection of Knitwear Designs for Newborns to 3-Year-
Olds by Debbie Bliss
53. Special Knits for Babies: 22 Gorgeous Handknits for Babies by Debbie Bliss
54. The Yarn Girls' Guide to Kid Knits: Patterns for Babies and Toddlers by Julie Carles
55. Quick Baby Knits: Over 25 Quick and Easy Designs for 0-3 year olds by Debbie Bliss
56. Baby Knits for Beginners by Debbie Bliss
57. Knitting Color: Design Inspiration from Around the World by Brandon Mably and Kaffe
58. Knitting Heaven and Earth: Healing the Heart with Craft by Susan Gordon Lydon
59. Yarnplay by Lisa Shobhana Mason
60. Natural Knits for Babies and Moms: Beautiful Designs Using Organic Yarns (Paperback) by Louisa Harding
61. Simply Baby by Debbie Bliss
62. Itty-Bitty Hats: cute and cuddly caps to knit for babies and toddlers by Susan B. Anderson
63. Knitting for Baby: 30 Heirloom Projects with Complete How-to-Knit Instructions by Melanie
64. Special Knits for Babies: 22 Gorgeous Handknits for Babies by Debbie Bliss
65. Folk Shawls by Cheryl Oberle
**66. Folk Socks by Nancy Bush (lots of info for new-to-socks knitters)
67. Folk Vests by Cheryl Oberle
68. Stahmans Shawls and Scarves by Myrna Stahman
69. Fitted Knits by Japel
70. Twinles Big City Knits by Wenlan
71. Big Girl Knits by Jillian Moreno
72. Mary Thomas' Knitting Book by Mary Thomas
73. Knitting in the Old Way by Priscilla Gibson-Roberts
74. The Twisted Sisters Sock Workbook by Lynne Vogel
75. Andean Folk Knits by Marcia Lewandowski

I don't think any of the books on the list above that I own aren't worth the money. There are a few I own that aren't worth the money but they aren't on the list. It seems to be slanted towards baby knits. I would have added a few more to the list, maybe bring it up to an even 100. Here are some of my favorites, those books in my library (amd some that aren't) that I feel are useful additions to any collection. I'm sure I've left off some great titles, too. It was hard to add just 25.

76. Felted Knits by Bev Galeskas
77. Modular Knits by Iris Schreier
78. Module Magic by Ginger Luters
79. Slip Stitch Knits by Roxana Bartlett
80. Unexpected Knitting by Debbie New
81. Sensational Knitted Socks by Charlene Schurch
**82. More Sensational Knitted Socks by Charlene Schurch
83. Socks Socks Socks by Elaine Rowley and XRX Books
84. No Idle Hands, a Social History of Knitting in America by Anne Macdonald
85. Fairisle Knitting by Alice Starmore (OOP)
86. The Art of Fairisle Knitting by Ann Feitelson (OOP?) wonderful on color
87. Designing Knitwear by Deborah Newton (OOP?)
**88. Knits from a Painter's Palette by Maia Landru
**89. Confessions of a Knitting Heretic by Annie Modesitt
**90. Knitting for Anarchists by Anna Zilboorg
**91. A History of Hand Knitting by Richard Rutt
92. Cool Socks, Warm Feet by Lucy Neatby
93. A Treasury of Magical Knitting by Cat Bordhi
94. Socks Soar on Two Circular Needles by Cat Bordhi
95. A 2nd Treasury of Magical Knitting by Cat Bordhi
96. A Knitter's Handy Book of Patterns by Ann Budd
97. A Knitter's Handy Book of Sweater Patterns by Ann Budd
98. No Pattern Knitting by Pat Ashforth and Steve Plummer
**99. Free Form Knitting by Prudence Mapstone
100. Fabulous Felted Knits by Jane Davis

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