Classic knitting books
Today's "Shelf Awareness", an online newsletter about bookselling, listed the most sought-after out-of-print books of 2007, according to Bookfinder.com. Out of the ten titles, TWO were about our favorite craft. They were in the company of Madonna's Sex, a children's book, and a history of helicopters (?!).
These were the knitting books people truly wanted with their rank on the list:
No. 6. The Principles of Knitting by June Hemmons Hiatt (1988). Ultimate indispensable hand knitting resource.
No. 8. Aran Knitting by Alice Starmore (1997). History and how-to about the Irish technique.
(Note: No. 4 was a 1984 book by Nora Roberts called Promise Me Tomorrow which the list-maker notes she refuses to reissue. I wonder why.)
I'm curious. How many of you own these knitting classics and/or why are they classics?
Labels: knitting books