on knitting and healing and other stuff

The Library

“…I was merely reading the Muggle magazines,” said Dumbledore. “I do love knitting patterns…”

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, J.K. Rowling

Technique, How-To:

Finishing Techniques for Hand Knitters, Sharon Brant
Knitting Around,
Elizabeth Zimmermann
Knitter’s Handbook,  Montse Stanley
Knitting in Plain English, Maggie Righetti
Knitting the Easy Way, Terry Kimbrough
Knitting Without Tears,
Elizabeth Zimmermann
Learn to Knit in Just One Day, Jean Leinhauser
Stitch n’ Bitch, Deborah Stoller
Stitch n’ Bitch Nation,
Deborah Stoller
Victorian Lace Today, Jane Sowerby

Stitch Dictionaries:
Vogue Stitchionary Vols. 1, 2, 3

Felted Knits, Bev Galeskas
Fabulous Felted Knits,
Jane Davis

Pattern Books:
Debbie Bliss Simple Living
Debbie Bliss Celtic Knits

Folk Bags, Vicki Square
Folk Shawls,
Cheryl Oberle
Hats On!, Charlene Schurch
Knitters Almanac, Elizabeth Zimmermann
Knitter’s Handy Book of Sweater Patterns, Ann Budd
Knitting on the Road, Nancy Bush
Last-Minute Knitted Gifts, Joelle Hoverson
Many Mittens (9 Sizes), Mary Lamb Becker
Noro Revisited, Cornelia Tuttle-Hamilton
One Skein, Leigh Radford
One Skein Wonders: 101 Yarn-Shop Favorites, Edited by Judith Durant
The Rupert and Friends Knitting Book
Scarf Style,
Pam Allen
Sensational Knitted Socks, Charlene Schurch
Sock Whimsy, Patti Pierce Stone
The Yarn Girls Guide to Knits for Older Kids
1000 Great Knitting Motifs, Luise Roberts

Humor and Inspiration:

At Knit’s End Stephanie Pearl-McPhee
The Museum of Kitschy Stitches Stitchy McYarnpants
KnitLit (too)
Linda Roghaar & Molly Wolf, Editors
Knitticisms and other Purls of Wisdom, Forward by Kari Cornell
Knitting Rules! Stephanie Pearl-McPhee
Yarn Harlot, Stephanie Pearl-McPhee

Yetsa’s Sweater, Sylvia Olsen, illustrated by Joan Larson



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