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Knitting Design Reference Books: A Comprehensive Guide to Techniques, Patterns, and Stitches


  1. "The Principles of Knitting" by June Hemmons Hiatt: This comprehensive guide to knitting includes information on design principles, gauge, fit, and finishing techniques. The book is suitable for knitters of all levels and includes tips on creating custom patterns and fitting garments to different body types.

  2. "The Knitter's Design Book" by Zontee Hou: This comprehensive guide to knitting design includes information on color theory, pattern design, and garment construction. The book is suitable for knitters of all levels and includes exercises and projects to help hone design skills.

  3. "The Knitter's Book of Yarn" by Clara Parkes: This comprehensive guide to yarn includes information on different types of yarn, how to choose the best yarn for a project, and how to care for finished knit items. The book is suitable for knitters of all levels and includes patterns for a variety of projects.

  4. "The Knitter's Handy Book of Sweater Patterns" by Ann Budd: This comprehensive guide to sweater design includes patterns for a variety of sweater styles, as well as tips and techniques for customizing patterns to fit different sizes and shapes. The book is suitable for knitters of all levels.

  5. "The Knitter's Handy Book of Top-Down Sweaters" by Ann Budd: This comprehensive guide to top-down sweater design includes patterns for a variety of sweater styles, as well as tips and techniques for customizing patterns to fit different sizes and shapes. The book is suitable for knitters of all levels.

  6. "The Knitter's Handy Book of Patterns" by Ann Budd: This comprehensive guide to pattern design includes patterns for a variety of styles.

  7. "The Knitter's Handbook: A Comprehensive Guide to Knitting Techniques" by Montse Stanley: This comprehensive guide to knitting includes step-by-step instructions for a variety of techniques, as well as patterns for a range of projects, from scarves to sweaters to home decor. The book is suitable for knitters of all levels and includes tips on designing custom patterns and fitting garments to different body types.

  8. "The Knitter's Bible: Techniques and Projects" by Jane Davis: This comprehensive guide to knitting includes step-by-step instructions for a variety of techniques, as well as patterns for a range of projects, from socks to sweaters to accessories. The book is suitable for knitters of all levels and includes tips on designing custom patterns and fitting garments to different body types.

  9. "The Knitter's Bible: Stitch Library" by Claire Crompton: This comprehensive guide to knitting includes a library of over 200 stitches, as well as tips and techniques for using them in different projects. The book is suitable for knitters of all levels and includes patterns for a variety of projects.

  10. "Knit Wear Love: Foolproof Techniques for Fabricating Garments from Any Knit Fabric" by Wendy Bernard: This comprehensive guide to knitting includes information on selecting and preparing knit fabrics, as well as step-by-step instructions for a variety of techniques and patterns for a range of garments. The book is suitable for knitters of all levels and includes tips on customizing patterns to fit different body types.

  11. "Knitwear Design Workshop: A Comprehensive Guide to Handknits" by Shirley Paden: This comprehensive guide to knitwear design includes information on selecting and preparing yarn, designing patterns, and constructing garments. The book is suitable for knitters of all levels and includes tips on customizing patterns to fit different body types.

  12. "Knitting All Around Stitch Dictionary: 350 Essential Stitches to Knit Top Down, Bottom Up, Back and Forth, and In the Round" by Wendy Bernard: This comprehensive stitch dictionary includes over 350 stitches, as well as tips and techniques for using them in different projects. The book is suitable for knitters of all levels and includes patterns for a variety of projects.

  13. "Japanese Knitting Stitch Bible: 260 Exquisite Designs by Hitomi Shida" by Hitomi Shida: This comprehensive stitch dictionary includes over 260 Japanese knitting stitches, as well as tips and techniques for using them in different projects. The book is suitable for knitters of all levels and includes patterns for a variety of projects.

  14. "Designing Knitwear: Techniques for Creating Custom Sweaters" by Deborah Newton: This comprehensive guide to knitwear design includes information on selecting and preparing yarn, designing patterns, and constructing garments. The book is suitable for knitters of all levels and includes tips on customizing patterns to fit different body types.

  15. "Cast On, Bind Off: 54 Step-by-Step Methods; Find the Perfect Start and Finish for Every Knitting Project" by Leslie Ann Bestor: This comprehensive guide to casting on and binding off includes step-by-step instructions for a variety of techniques, as well as tips on selecting the best method for different projects. The book is suitable for knitters of all levels

  16. "Top-Down, Two-at-a-Time Socks: The Ultimate Guide to Knitting Socks Inside Out" by Melissa Morgan-Oakes: This comprehensive guide to knitting socks includes step-by-step instructions for knitting two socks at a time from the top down, as well as patterns for a variety of sock styles. The book is suitable for knitters of all levels and includes tips on customizing patterns to fit different sizes.

  17. "Knitting Beyond the Edge: The Essential Collection of Decorative Finishes" by Nicky Epstein: This comprehensive guide to decorative finishes for knit projects includes step-by-step instructions for a variety of techniques, as well as patterns for a range of projects, from scarves to sweaters to home decor. The book is suitable for knitters of all levels and includes tips on customizing patterns to fit different sizes.

  18. "Stitchionary 1: Knit & Purl: The Ultimate Knit Stitch Dictionary" by Ann Budd: This comprehensive stitch dictionary includes over 200 knit and purl stitches, as well as tips and techniques for using them in different projects. The book is suitable for knitters of all levels and includes patterns for a variety of projects.

  19. "Stitchionary 2: Cables: The Ultimate Cable Stitch Dictionary" by Ann Budd: This comprehensive stitch dictionary includes over 200 cable stitches, as well as tips and techniques for using them in different projects. The book is suitable for knitters of all levels and includes patterns for a variety of projects.

  20. "Colorwork Stitches: A Stitch Dictionary of More Than 200 Techniques" by Susie Johns: This comprehensive stitch dictionary includes over 200 colorwork stitches, as well as tips and techniques for using them in different projects. The book is suitable for knitters of all levels and includes patterns for a variety of projects.


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