All this talk the past couple of days about seaming and finishing of our wonderful knitting projects made me think about my favorite knitting techniques books. I thought I would share with you all my 2 all time favorite/reliable books that I have fallen back on many times during my 5 years of knitting. They are "The Knitter's Book of Finishing Techniques" by Nancie M. Wiseman and "Vogue Knitting Quick Reference".
The Knitter's book is one my sister Mary Beth turned me onto a few years ago. This is a fabulous book. It gives you detailed step by step instructions and awesome color pictures. It also gives you the "Benefits" and "Drawbacks" to doing the techniques listed in the book.
When I first started knitting in 2003 I sat my butt in Barnes and Noble one day looking through all the knitting books. I was determined to go home with a book that was going to help me in my time of need and despair. I loved the Vogue Knitting Reference book (ya know the big one) but I wanted something smaller that would be portable. That is why I love the Quick Reference guide. Just like the Knitter's book, this one has great colorful pictures and detailed instructions.
I have a third book that I won't even mention it's name here. I bought it because it had some things I needed more detail on at one time. The thing that I truly dislike about this unmentionable book is that the pictures are all in black and white and handrawn. I think I have only referred back to it 1 or 2 times in 5 years.
So anyone who asks me for some reccomendations on reference books to buy, I would quickly tell them these two! What are some of ya'lls favorites?
This is a picture of the Knitter's book TOC. Look at all the great topics!
And here is the Vogue Knitting TOC. What is great about this, is that each Chapter is broken down even more once you turn to it!