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Knitting Book Reviews – Master List


This is a list of the knitting books I’ve reviewed to date. They cover a wide range of topics and “categories” of knitting books. If you have a knitting related book you think is a must have of every knitter, or the best look at a topic, please leave a note in the comments here and I’ll try and review it.

* The Natural Knitter: how to choose, use, and knit natural fibers from alpaca to yak – Barbara Albright

* Knitting Classic Style – Véronik Avery

* Pretty in Punk – Alyce Benevides & Jacqueline Milles

* The Knitter’s Guide to Yarn Cocktails – Anastasia Blaes and Kelly Wilson

* The Best of Interweave Knits – ed. by Ann Budd

* Favorite Socks: 25 Timeless Designs from Interweave – Ann Budd and Anne Merrow

* Twinkle’s Big City Knits: 31 chunky-chic designs – Wenlan Chia

* Knitting for Peace: Make the World a Better Place One Stitch at a Time – Betty Christiansen

* KnitKnacks: Much Ado About Knitting – introduction by Kari Cornell

* Home Knits: Luxurious Handknits for Every Room of the House – Suss Cousins

* Suss Design Essentials – Suss Cousins

* Pretty Knits – edited by Susan Cropper

* The Northampton Wools Knitting Book: the Store Patterns – Linda A. Daniels

* Mother of Purl: Friends, Fun, and Fabulous Designs at Hollywood’s Knitting Circle – Edith Eig

* Inspired Cable Knits: 20 Creative Designs for Making Sweaters and Accessories – Fiona Ellis

* Inspired Fair Isle Knits: 20 creative designs inspired by the elements – Fiona Ellis

* Knitting Beyond the Edge – Nicky Epstein

* Knitting Never Felt Better – Nicky Epstein

* Nicky Epstein’s Knitted Flowers – Nicky Epstein

* Kaffe Knits Again – Kaffe Fassett

* Mason-Dixon Knitting – Kay Gardiner and Ann Shayne

* Knitting Nature: 39 Designs Inspired by Patterns in Nature – Norah Gaughan

* Indigo Knits – Jane Gottelier

* Andean Inspired Knits: Designs in Luxurious Alpaca – Helen Hamann

* Knitting Little Luxuries – Louisa Harding

* Miss Bea’s Seaside – Louisa Harding

* Natural Knits for Babies and Moms – Louisa Harding

* Knitty Gritty Knits – Vickie Howell

* Wendy Knits – Wendy D. Johnson

* Runway Knits: 30 Fashion-Forward Designs – Berta Karapetyan

* Every Mother is a Daughter: the neverending quest for success, inner peace, and a really clean kitchen (recipes and knitting patterns included)– Perri Klass & Sheila Solomon Klass

* Classic Knits & Glamour Knits – Erika Knight

* knit.101 – editors of knit.1 magazine

* The Yarn Lover’s Guide to Hand Dyeing – Linda Labelle

* Knits from a Painter’s Palette: modular masterpieces in handpainted yarn – Maie Landra

* New Ideas for Today’s Knitting – Jean Leinhauser & Rita Weiss

* Andean Folk Knits: Great Designs from Peru, Chile, Argentina, Ecuador & Bolivia – Marcia Lewandowski

* Naughty Needles – Nikol Lohr

* Morehouse Farm Merino Knits: more than 40 farm-fresh designs – Margrit Lohrer

* Knitting Color – Brendon Mably

* The Elegant Knitter – Gina Macris

* Nature Babies – Tara Jon Manning

* Knits Three Ways – Melissa Matthay

* Knitting Lingerie Style – Joan McGowan-Michael

* The Museum of Kitschy Stitches: a Gallery of Notorious Knits – Stitchy McYarnpants

* Greetings from Knit Café – Suzan Mischer

* Romantic Hand Knits: 26 Flirtatious Designs that Flatter Your Figure – Annie Modesitt

* Big Girl Knits: 25 Big, Bold Projects Shaped for Real Women with Real Curves – Jillian Morena & Amy R. Singer

* Luxury Knitting: the Ultimate Guide to Exquisite Yarns Cashmere ? Merino ? Silk – Linda Morse

* Knitting Memories – edited by Lela Nargi

* Knitting Through It – edited by Lela Nargi

* Spin to Knit: the Knitter’s Guide to Making Yarn – Shannon Okey

* The Knitter’s Book of Yarn – Clara Parkes

* Field Guide to Knitting – Jackie Pawlowski

* Stephanie Pearl-McPhee Casts Off – Stephanie Pearl-McPhee

* Knitting Rules! The Yarn Harlot’s Bag of Knitting Tricks – Stephanie Pearl-McPhee

* Crazy Aunt Purl’s Drunk, Divorced and Covered in Cat Hair – Laurie Perry

* knitspeak: an A to Z guide to the language of knitting patterns – Andrea Berman Price

* Punk Knits – Share Ross

* Lacy Little Knits – Iris Schreier

* No Sheep for You – Amy R. Singer

* Victorian Lace Today – Jane Sowerby

* Knitting for Him – Martin Storey & Wendy Baker

* Knitting America – Susan Strawn

* Lion Brand Yarn Vintage Styles for Today: more than 50 patterns to knit and crochet – edited by Nancy J. Thomas and Charlotte J. Quiggle

* Expectant Little Knits – Suzanne J.E. Tourtillott

* Knit 2 Together: Patterns and Stories for Serious Knitting Fun – Tracey Ullman & Mel Clark

* The Best of Vogue® Knitting – by editors of Vogue® Knitting magazine

* The Vogue® Knitting Stitchionary Volume Three: Color Knitting by editors of Vogue® Knitting magazine

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