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Books no knitter should be without

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The list author says: "There are the pattern books, some of them wonderful, some not so much. Then there are the books that will turn you into a knitter, set you free from written patterns and help you predict the results of your efforts. No serious knitter should be without these books!"
Knitting Without Tears: Basic Techniques and Easy-to-Follow Directions for Garments to Fit All Sizes
Knitting Without Tears: Basic Techniques and Easy-to-Follow Directions for Garments to Fit All Sizes
"A classic, and a good first Zimmermann book to read"
Knitting in Plain English: The Only Book Any Knitter Will Ever Need
Knitting in Plain English: The Only Book Any Knitter Will Ever Need
"Read this book will teach you how to predict not only how your knitted garment will look, but how it will behave long after it's off the needles. You'll also learn how to assess a pattern with a critical eye, as well as find numerous invaluable tips."
Elizabeth Zimmermann's Knitting Workshop
Elizabeth Zimmermann's Knitting Workshop
"Take charge of your knitting! Make sweaters without patterns."
Knitting Around
Knitting Around
"More from the genius Elizabeth Zimmermann"
The Opinionated Knitter
The Opinionated Knitter
"More from EZ"
Knitting from the Top
Knitting from the Top
"Barbara Walker's groundbreaking book teaches you to knit top-down, seamless sweaters and other garments."
A Treasury of Knitting Patterns
A Treasury of Knitting Patterns
"The best stitch libraries ever."
A Second Treasury of Knitting Patterns
A Second Treasury of Knitting Patterns
Charted Knitting Designs: A Third Treasury of Knitting Patterns
Charted Knitting Designs: A Third Treasury of Knitting Patterns
A Fourth Treasury of Knitting Patterns
A Fourth Treasury of Knitting Patterns
Knitting in the Old Way: Designs and Techniques from Ethnic Sweaters
Knitting in the Old Way: Designs and Techniques from Ethnic Sweaters
"Indispensable."
Knitting for Anarchists
Knitting for Anarchists
"Be the boss of your knitting. Brilliant."
The Knitter's Book of Yarn: The Ultimate Guide to Choosing, Using, and Enjoying Yarn
The Knitter's Book of Yarn: The Ultimate Guide to Choosing, Using, and Enjoying Yarn
"You knit with it. You ought to know more about it."
The Knitter's Book of Wool: The Ultimate Guide to Understanding, Using, and Loving this Most Fabulous Fiber
The Knitter's Book of Wool: The Ultimate Guide to Understanding, Using, and Loving this Most Fabulous Fiber
"If you're allergic to wool, I am very, very sorry for you."