First of all … I love knitting books as much as I love yarn and needles/accessories. When I started knitting I thought it would be a good hobby for me because all I would need is a pair of needles and a ball of yarn, unlike other things I have enjoyed doing that take a TON of STUFF … I was WRONG … anyway … here are a few of the stitch books I have and I love every one of them
[U]365 Knitting Stitches A Year, perpetual calendar[/U] … this started me on my quest for knit stitch books … pictures of stitches but no pictures of instructions
[U]Vogue Knitting Stitchionary[/U] … again great stitch swatches but no how to pix
[U]The Harmony Guides 250 creative Knitting Stitches Volume 4[/U] slip stitch mosaics, cross stitch,cables …some how to pix … I want volume 1-3 … just happened upon this at Joanns to use 40% off coupon
[U]The Knitter’s Bible[/U] by Claire Crompton …VERY GOOD getting started section, creative options and exploring choices sections … one of those books you can curl up and read, good stitch library and project section.
[U]Super Stitches Knitting[/U] by Karen Hemingway … new, 2007 copyright … tons of great pictures and stitch patterns
Also … one called [U]Field Guide to Knitting[/U] or something like that … it is upstairs and I am too lazy to go get it. It is a great book and the size is about 4"x6" and is great to keep in my knitting bag. I used it over the holidays to experiment with new stitches on the airplane.
My Joanns gets lots of new Knitting books very often, Michaels and AC Moore also carry knitting books … I use my 40 -50 % coupons. Knit Picks and Amazon also discount books quite often …
If you are on Ravelry and go to the library of one of your “friends” you can click on the book and it will take you to projects that have been done … it has helped me remember what patterns are in my books without having to dig them out … not that I don’t love going through a pile of books.