Knitting Books

Are you looking for high-quality knitting books that will teach you interesting knitting techniques or give you lovely knitting patterns to work on? If so, this page of knitting books is a resource we hope you’ll find helpful.

The following is a list of knitting books we’ve reviewed; you’ll find in-depth book reviews of each title posted on our website. Our reviews include a summary of the knitting projects included in each book, plus a list of the best things about each title and a list of things to be aware of before you buy each book.

6,000+ Pullover Possibilities

Design a Custom-Knit Sweater With Melissa Leapman's New Book, 6,000+ Pullover Possibilities
Design a Custom-Knit Sweater With Melissa Leapman’s New Book, 6,000+ Pullover Possibilities

Designing a flawless handknit sweater doesn’t have too be an overwhelming process. In this book, prominent knitwear designer Melissa Leapman shares a simple step-by-step formula for designing and knitting your own sweaters. Melissa has done just about all the math for you, so you can fast-forward through the parts where most would-be knitting designers get bogged down. This is a book most knitters are really going to appreciate.

The Cable Knitter’s Guide: 50 Patterns, 25 Projects, Countless Tips and Ideas

The Cable Knitter's Guide: 50 Patterns, 25 Projects, Countless Tips and Ideas by Denise Samson, Published by Trafalgar Square Books
The Cable Knitter’s Guide: 50 Patterns, 25 Projects, Countless Tips and Ideas by Denise Samson, Published by Trafalgar Square Books

If you’re interested in aran knitting or learning how to knit cables, this is the book for you. It’s part knitting stitch dictionary, part knitting technique book and part knitting pattern book. The book’s longer-than-average length and exceptional patterns make it an excellent buy, offering you high value in exchange for the money you spend. The book includes patterns for intricate throws, interesting cabled socks, classic sweaters, and much more.

Vogue Knitting Shawls and Wraps 2 by the Editors of Vogue Knitting Magazine

Learn How to Knit a Variety of Stunning Shawls and Wraps Using the Patterns in Vogue Knitting Shawls and Wraps 2 by the Editors of Vogue Knitting Magazine. This Delightful Pattern Book Is Published by Sixth & Spring Books.
Find a Variety of Spectacular Patterns for Shawls and Wraps in Vogue Knitting Shawls and Wraps 2 by the Editors of Vogue Knitting Magazine. This Delightful Pattern Book Is Published by Sixth & Spring Books.

Do you appreciate sophisticated shawls that pair well with eveningwear, career wear and casual wear? Would you enjoy owning a whole collection of chic shawl knitting patterns? Would you be interested in trying bunches of interesting knitting techniques like double knitting, lace knitting, cable knitting, drop stitch knitting, chevrons, waves and bargello knitting? If you answered “yes” to one or more of these questions, this book is one you definitely need to take a look at.

The patterns in this book were all vetted by the editors at Vogue Knitting magazine. The pattern collection is diverse, offering you bunches of different style aesthetics and bunches of different ways to move your knitting skills forward. Whether it’s a stylish new wrap you want or a mesmerizing new knitting challenge to captivate you, this book delivers appropriate inspiration in a thorougly enjoyable format.

Easy Fair Isle Knitting by Martin Storey

Easy Fair Isle Knitting Pattern Book by Martin Storey
Easy Fair Isle Knitting Pattern Book by Martin Storey

If you’re looking for the easiest possible patterns to try when getting started with Fair Isle knitting, this is a fantastic pattern book to consider adding to your knitting library. The patterns in this book are colorful, appealing (especially if you’re into the hipster look) and stylish — and they don’t require much shaping, which makes them ideal if you’re trying this classic knitting technique for the first time.

Click here to check out our book review of Easy Fair Isle Knitting, or click here to buy the book at Knitpicks.

Knit Yourself In: Inventive Patterns to Tell Your Story in the Danish “Hen Knitting” Tradition:

Knit Yourself In Book of Customizable Color Knitting Patterns
Knit Yourself In Book of Customizable Color Knitting Patterns, Published by Trafalgar Square Books

If you’ve ever wished you could design your own colorful knitted sweaters or other knitting projects, this is a book you’re definitely going to want to consider owning. The book is a knitter’s dream resource for learning how to put together different knitted motifs and colorways to create personalized, one-of-a-kind knitwear projects. The authors of the book have given you complete knitting patterns for sweaters, socks, mittens, pillows, a scarf and a hat. These designs can be knitted as-is, although the book’s authors encourage you to use these designs as a jumping-off point for putting together completed designs that are more customized to your own tastes. Their patterns give you the framework for getting started on your own knitwear design adventures.

It’s super easy to be creative when you’re given the right resources plus a great big push in the right direction — and if you’re already inclined to want to try your own designs, this book is likely to give you exactly the empowerment you need. The book makes it easy for you to play around with colors, shapes, motifs and ideas. If you’d like to express yourself through the medium of knitwear, the information in this book is definitely going to be of interest to you.

Click here to check out a detailed book review of Knit Yourself In, or click here to see project photos and more info available at the product page for the book at Knitpicks.

Jorid Linvik’s Big Book of Knitted Mittens

Jorid Linvik's Big Book of Knitted Mittens: 45 Distinctive Scandinavian Knitting Patterns
Jorid Linvik’s Big Book of Knitted Mittens: 45 Distinctive Scandinavian Knitting Patterns

If you want to knit some mittens for yourself and everyone you know, this is the book for you. Mittens are the exclusive focus of this spectacular hardcover knitting pattern book. In this book, you’ll find lovely mitten knitting patterns for just about every personality type.

Click here to get more details in our in-depth book review of this title, or click here to check out the book at Knitpicks.

Knitting: The Complete Guide by Jane Davis

No single knitting book can be all things to all people, but this book makes a pretty successful attempt at it. It’s a knitting instruction book, stitch dictionary and pattern book all combined into one helpful volume that’s ideal for beginning knitters and knitters with more advanced skills.

Get more details in our in-depth book review of Knitting: The Complete Guide, or download this book at Amazon.com.

These are just a few of the knitting books we’ve reviewed here at KnittingandCrochet.net. We’re always in search of fantastic new knitting books, and we’re updating this page frequently with new reviews. Please be sure to subscribe to our free knitting and crochet newsletter if you want to be alerted about even more fantastic knitting books as they become available.

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