Need Pattern Book ideas for Christmas

cjsquiggleDecember 1, 2007

Hello, I've been knitting for about 1 year now and thought I'd ask for some knitting books for Christmas......

I mostly knit for family children age range from newborn to 12 years. But I would also like some adult patterns.

Please tell me what are your favourites and why.

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"Last Minute Knitted Gifts" -- lots of cute patterns for all ages, and some of them can be really quickly made. Caps, scarves, wristwarmers, baby sweaters/blankets/toys, some adult things. I didn't want it when I first looked at it but when I saw all the cute things people were making with the patterns (look on flickr or ravelry), I got it.

"YarnPlay" -- mostly adult patterns, a few household patterns, one cute baby jacket and a cute sweater for kids.

I really love "Scarf Style" for it's variety of great scarves to make.

I like Elizabeth Zimmerman's books, too.

Most of my other books are stitch pattern books, but I love lace knitting and am looking for a good lace pattern book -- something with scarves, shawls, etc.

I get a lot of my books on ebay after I've looked at them from the library to make sure I want them -- you can get some great bargains on ebay, but sometimes it's cheaper to use another website or even your bookstore.

Truthfully, though, there are so many great free patterns on the internet, that's where I get most of mine.

Have fun!

    Bookmark   December 1, 2007 at 4:21PM
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opps, forgot "Knitted Accessories" -- lots of cute caps, scarves, mittens, etc, that would be suitable for all ages.

    Bookmark   December 1, 2007 at 4:26PM
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I like BH&G books. They are often easy patterns, yet trendy. The books are also laid out very nice.


    Bookmark   December 1, 2007 at 7:30PM
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