Books! The Best Knitting Books – Check Out Our Review!

best knitting books
best knitting books

If you are interested in knitting or crocheting then you are surely interested in finding the best knitting books that can help you improve your skills and even give you interesting ideas for your knitting  projects. As it happens with every other hobby out there, knitting has a lot of how – to guides, books and leaflets.

Of course, some of them are better and easy to understand than others. After going through quite a lot of knitting book reviews, I have come up with a list of the top five knitting books you could read.

Best Knitting Books Comparison Table

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Product

Author

Pages

Type

Price

Rating

Knitspeak

Knitspeak

Andrea Berman Price

224

Hardcover

$$$

Knitting in Plain English

Knitting In Plain English

Maggie Righetti

304

Paperback

$$$$

The Knitting Answer Book

The Knitting Answer Book

Margaret Radcliffe

400

Paperback

$

The Knowledgeable Knitter

The Knowledgeable Knitter

Margaret Radcliffe

296

Paperback

$$$$

Knitting Essentials Knitters Historical Pattern Series

Knitting Essentials: Knitter’s Historical Pattern Series

Melissa Johnson

160

Paperback

$$$$

1. Knitspeak

Knitspeak

Knitspeak: An A to Z Guide to the Language of Knitting Patterns is written by Andrea Berman Price and it has to be one of the most amazing and, in my opinion, one of the best knitting books available at the moment on the market.

I like this book for a lot of reasons, but the most important one is that it is easy to read, it has a friendly tone and comprehensive explanations. The book is essential for people who are just now beginning to knit, because it explains every abbreviation, symbol and every jargon term in pattern books.

However, I would not recommend this book to experienced knitters, because they are already familiar with the information.

2. Knitting In Plain English

Knitting in Plain English

This is another great and really helpful book on knitting and just like the previous one, it is ideal for beginners. This book will  help you to organize all the knitting supplies like, needles, crochets knitting bags for your knitting projects. I also think that it would make for a great present for somebody passionate about knitting or somebody who is trying to improve their technique and style. 

This book is written by Maggie Righetti and it is a great source of useful advice and inspiring ideas. It can surely help you turn any project into a real masterpiece. I personally like it because, at times it can also be hilarious, but you should still take note of the fact that experienced knitters might not find it useful.

3. The Knitting Answer Book

The Knitting Answer Book

Written by Margaret Radcliffe, The Knitting Answer Book is probably the best knitting book for beginners, because it actually does provide helpful answers and solutions to most knitting issues that occur especially for beginners.

In my opinion, this is one of the books that every knitter should have in his or her collection. It will certainly help you increase you level of knowledge and improve your skills.

The only thing about this book is that it comes in two editions and you should be careful which one you purchase. The second one is obviously better and it contains more information that you might find useful.

4. The Knowledgeable Knitter

The Knowledgeable Knitter

After doing the research, I have come across The Knowledgeable Knitter and, based on its incredibly high number of positive reviews I have come to the conclusion that it is one of the best, if not actually the best knitting book on the market.

The book offers detailed information on knitting and it can surely help everyone improve their skillset, technique and knitting style!

The only thing about it is that it was not especially written for beginners, but although it is not the best learn to knit book, it still remains a great source of information for advanced knitters.

5. Knitting Essentials: Knitter’s Historical Pattern Series

Knitting Essentials Knitters Historical Pattern Series

Knitting Essentials: Knitter’s Historical Pattern Series is probably the best book on knitting especially for those interested in finding new and unique knitting patterns.

This is the first book of the series and it includes somewhere around 500 illustrations of various knitting techniques and styles. The book mainly focuses on vintage patterns and it is easy to read and understand regardless of your skill level.

The only disadvantage it might have is the fact that it solely focuses on vintage patterns. If you are interested in a more modern look to your projects this might not be the book for you!

Conclusion

The bottom line is that when it comes to knitting you should definitely be informed, or at least you should know where to find the information you are looking for. In order to do this, you need to start browsing and purchasing the best knitting books that will hopefully make things a lot easier for you. I have already spared you of the trouble of doing the research. All you have to do now is pick one (or more) of the amazing books in the list above and get to work! Your technique will be improved and your style will be better in no time!​

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About the author

Hannah Stitch

Hannah is a crafts enthusiast with a passion for sewing and creating cool things. She has a huge interest in fashion and enjoys spending time with her friends and family.

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