August 12, 2009

What is your favorite knitting book?

Okay, so Knit Picks is having a sale right now on books. I've been looking at a few and have toggled back and forth between Knit Picks and Ravelry to see what kinds of patterns are in each book.

Before I buy anything, I thought I'd ask you all what books are among your favorites...any thoughts? I'm open to any suggestions from pattern books to stitchionary type books to reference guides.

I just hate when you buy a book and only like one or two patterns in it. In the past I've had some really wonderful picks which have had several winner patterns - Custom Knits by Wendy Bernard and Fitted Knits by Stephanie Japel are highest on my list. If I had to pick one of those two I'd vote for Custom Knits.

So, let me know what you think!


Jennifer said...

Vogue Knitting - The Ultimate Knitting Book is by far my favorite.

kristin said...

Ann Budd's "the knitter's handy book of Patterns" is my go to book for basics in any yarn or size. I also really like Interweave's "best of..." books. I've done multiple patterns from both the sweaters and wraps books. Happy shopping!

Estella said...

I have the handy book of patterns and it is great...I've used it to design a few sweaters.