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Do you love to knit? Do you know someone who does?

Listed here are some of the best knitting books of all time. If you love reading knitting books as much as I do, you'll find something you simply must have.

Homespun Handknit by Linda Ligon
Homespun Handknit - Caps Socks Mittens and Gloves [Linda Ligon] My copy is well-worn and very well-loved. I've made mittens for my children and a terrific scarf-hat for my sister. My mother has made several truly excellent hats for herself by working one design in a number of ways. Inspiring, beautiful and you don't have to spin the yarn yourself but if you can get handspun yarns so much the better.
Knitting Without Tears
Knitting Without Tears [Elizabeth Zimmerman] So sad to say this one's unavailable at Amazon right now. Hurry out and see if you can find it at your local shop or library! I read it every few years just for fun. Lot's of lovely things to make too. Especially the baby's elf jacket.
Designing Knitwear
Designing Knitwear [Deborah Newton] One of the best designers - the woman knows how to knit. Meticulous attention to detail and technique. Awesome.
Vogue Knitting
Vogue Knitting
Elizabeth Zimmerman's Knitter's Almanac
Socks Socks Socks - patterns from Knitter's Magazine
Socks, Socks, Socks : 70 Winning Patterns from Knitter's Magazine's Contest
Meg Swansen's Knitting
Alice Starmore's Book of Fair Isle Knitting
Aran Knitting
Aran Knitting
The Art of Fair Isle Knitting
The Art of Fair Isle Knitting : History, Technique, Color and Pattern [Ann Feitelson]
Knitting in the Nordic Tradition
Knitting in the Nordic Tradition
Folk Mittens
Folk Mittens [Marcia Lewandowski]
Beautiful mittens to knit from around the world. I love every mitten in the book. Be aware that this book is not for beginners: patterns are charted with only minimal additional directions and the author assumes the knitter knows at least a little about thumb gores and the like.
Magnificent Mittens by Anna Zilboorg
Magnificent Mittens [Anna Zilboorg]
For mitten fanatics! (I'm one too...)
Folk Socks to knit
Folk Socks : The History & Techniques of Handknitted Footwear [Nancy Bush] Another book in this truly amazing Folk series by Interweave Press. All are highly recommended. Patterns are both beautiful and well-written. You will learn something with each pattern you try.

Handpaing Country: A Knitter's Journey

Handpaint Country: A Knitter's Journey [Cheryl Potter] Truly awesome and inspiring. A gorgeous coffee table book for hand knitters.
Knitter's Stash

Knitter's Stash by Barbara Albright
I checked this one out my local library and now I plan on buying it. Here you will find several famous patterns, such as the My Constant Companion felted knitting bag. Patterns are all contributed by owners of yarn shops around the country - experienced hand knitters who love what they do.

Knitter's Companion
The Knitter's Companion by Vicki Square
Brilliant Knits by Kaffe Fassett Studio
Brilliant Knits: 25 Contemporary Knitwear Designs from the Kaffe Fassett Studio
Mary Thomas's Knitting Book. [Mary Thomas]

Sweater Design in Plain English [Maggie Righetti]

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