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punkmom cleverly suggested that I ask my knitting friends if y'all have any of the books I was ranting about not being able to see online. Here is my current list and if you have opinions on any of these, or if you are local and have a copy that I could look at, please let me know:

Wrap Style: Innovative to Traditional, 24 Inspirational Shawls, Ponchos, and Capelets to Knit and Crochet by Pam Allen, Ann Budd

I like this wrap from it and either don't like or can't tell whether I like (Green Sleeves) the other wraps shown on the Interweave site (here and here). I like this but it's available for free. I want to know if there are any others I like, because I would rather not pay $22 for one pattern.

I find myself wanting to play around with cable and celtic knot stitches so I would also like to have a look at these:

Aran Sweater Design by Janet Szabo

I have these on hold at the library:

220 Aran stitches : includes diamonds, cables, twists, honeycombs, textures, panels, backgrounds

Aran knitting, Alice Starmore

Vogue knitting stitchionary 2. Vol. 2, cables : the ultimate stitch dictionary

Michael Pearson's Traditional knitting : Aran, Fair Isle, and fisher ganseys

Finally, if you have any opinions about the books in my Amazon yarncrafts wishlist I would welcome them. (ObDisclaimer: I am not trolling for gifts; this is just a convenient place to keep track of stuff I want to check out.)


Mar. 26th, 2007 10:33 pm (UTC)
I don't know the Vogue Knitting book, but in general, I really like the Barbara Walker books (but I am a huge BW fan). Also, I dislike the neologism "Stitchionary".

I looked at "Wrap Style" over a year ago and didn't buy it because I couldn't see me wearing anything in it. The patterns, however, were interesting.

As for the books on your wishlist, the Arctic lace book is interesting to look at, but there was nothing compelling in it.

Ann Budd's book has been well reviewed on the knitting community.

Nicky Epstein's books are good--they are well reviewed by Really Good Knitters I know. I don't own any because they are relatively expensive per page. I may get over that.
Mar. 26th, 2007 11:57 pm (UTC)

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