tinyfist: I'm very fond of Zimmermann's Knitter's Almanac. If one's interested in socks, Nancy Bush's Knitting Vintage Socks is beautifully comprehensive.
I completely forgot to include any sock knitting books! (Oops! Am I correct in assuming that the policy for such transgressions is an immediate shunning? Hahaa.) These are excellent suggestions, thank you!! :)
Anonymous: I've only just stumbled across this blog, and I wanted to tell you how stunning I think it is. It's easy to see that you put a lot of care into choosing which photos and patterns you showcase, and everything about it is so clean, organized, and beautiful. Truly the best (and friendliest) knitting tumblr I've come across.
I was wondering if you could recommend any knitting-specific books? I've been on the lookout, but there are just so many that I'm not sure where to start.
Again, thank you so much for taking the time to keep this blog up and running. It is appreciated.
Oh, wow. This is probably one of the kindest messages we’ve ever gotten. Thank you so much, we could not be more pleased! And in terms of books, it all really depends on what you’re looking for, what you want to learn, or what your favorite types of knitting are. Here are the ones I personally use, reference, and covet the most:
- Knitting Without Tears by Elizabeth Zimmermann
- Stitch ‘N Bitch: The Knitter’s Handbook by Debbie Stoller
- Scarf Style by Pam Allen
- 60 Quick Knits
- Brave New Knits by Julie Turjoman
- Vogue Knitting Mittens & Gloves
- Power Cables by Lily Chin
- Mastering Color Knitting by Melissa Leapman
- The Opinionated Knitter by Elizabeth Zimmermann
What about you guys? Do you have any books to recommend?