Recommended Books and Resources

The following books are well regarded by our members.  All of these titles may be borrowed from the Buffalo and Erie County Public Libraries.

Alice Starmore’s Book of Fair Isle Knitting Alice Starmore 1988 BECPL
No Idle Hands : the Social History of American Knitting Anne L. Macdonald 1988 BECPL
The Harmony Guide to Knitting Stitches Author Unknown 1983 BECPL
A Second Treasury of Knitting Patterns Barbara G. Walker 1970 BECPL
A Fourth Treasury of Knitting Patterns Barbara G. Walker 2001 BECPL
Mosaic Knitting Barbara G. Walker 1997 BECPL
Knitting From the Top Barbara G. Walker 1966 BECPL
Socks Soar on Two Circular Needles : a Manual of Elegant Knitting Techniques and Patterns Cat Bordi 2001 BECPL
Sensational Knitted Socks Charlene Schurch 2005 BECPL
Knitting Without Tears: Basic Techniques and asy-to-follow Directions for Garments to Fit All Sizes Elizabeth Zimmerman 1971 BECPL
Knitting Around Elizabeth Zimmerman 1989 BECPL
Modular Knits: New Techniques for Today’s Knitters Iris Schreier 2005 BECPL
Traditional Knitting Patterns: (see paper) James Norbury 1973 BECPL
The Principles of Knitting: Methods and Techniques of Hand Knitting June Hiatt 1988 BECPL
Glorious Knits Kaffe Fassett 1985 BECPL
Sweater Design in Plain English Maggie Righetti 1990 BECPL
First Book of Modern Lace Knitting (Dover Knitting, Crochet, Tatting, Lace) Marianne Kinzel 1972 BECPL
Second Book of Modern Lace Knitting Marianne Kinzel 1972 BECPL
Meg Swansen’s Knitting Meg Swansen 1999 BECPL
A Gathering of Lace Meg Swansen 2000 BECPL
Knitting in America Melanie Falick 1996 BECPL
The Knitter’s Book of Finishing Techniques Nancie Wiseman 2002 BECPL
Folk Socks: The History & Techniques of Handknitted Footwear Nancy Bush 1994 BECPL
Knitting Beyond the Edge: Cuffs & Collars, Necklines, Corners & Edges, Closures : The Essential Collection of Decorative Finishes Nicky Epstein 2006 BECPL
Knitting Over the Edge: Unique Ribs, Cords, Appliques, Colors, Nouveau : The Second Essential Collection of Decorative Borders Nicky Epstein 2005 BECPL
Ethnic Socks & Stockings: a Compendium of Eastern Design and Technique Priscilla A. Gibson-Roberts 2000 BECPL
A History of Hand Knitting Richard Rutt 2003 BECPL
The Knitting Experience, Book 1, The Knit Stitch:  Inspiration & Instruction Sally Melville 2002 BECPL
The Knitting Experience, Becoming Intuitive / Book 2, The Purl Stitch Sally Melville 2003 BECPL
The Knitting Experience, The Power and the Glory / Book 3, Color Sally Melville 2005 BECPL
Shadow Knitting Vivan Hoxbro 2004 BECPL


In addition, you may download 300 knitting books published from 1849 – 2012  by clicking on the link below!

Knitting Reference Library

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