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I would like to learn to knit, and having five kids, I think the easiest way would be to teach myself.
So....IYO what is the best book on learning to knit?
 

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I started with Knitting Basics by Betty Barnden. It has drawings and pictures - most books usually have one or the other and they both have their advantages. I just got The Knitting Experience: The Knit Stitch and the Knitting Experience: the Purl Stitch by Sally Melville. Terrific books! I didn't realize I was doing so many things wrong. Knitting Basics shows one way to cast on, which works. But I have patterns that call for a "long tail cast on" and now that I have read part of the Knitting Experience, I know what that is. Vogue Knitting covers it all. It just depends on whether you want the basic details to get started or if you want to know everything.
 

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I really suggest the Melville books as well. I didn't buy them until I had been knitting for years, and I still adore them!

I am a firm believer of one can never have enough knitting books.
All of my Simplicity is thrown out the window when it comes to fiber!
 

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Thanks everyone! Now I can't wait to go to the bookstore--but it's raining cats and dogs right now!!!
 
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