Knitting Books – both old and new

1980 Knitting Book
1980 Knitting Book

I recently purchased this book for 1 cent (plus shipping). You may ask:. Why would you buy a book published in 1980, when the patterns are so out of date?

I realized that I have many beginner crochet books with techniques in them, but not a lot of beginner knit books. I have plenty of knitting pattern books, but there is not a lot of “how-to”s in them. I have the Sunset book for crochet, which is well-worn and frequently used, so I thought the equivalent in knitting would be just as useful. And all for 1 penny!

The patterns are pretty groovy, to say the least, but it does have good illustrations for basic techniques.

My favourite book of all time is the Reader’s Digest Complete Guide to Needlework, and I refer to this quite often. Its only drawback is that because it also contains information on embroidery, quilting, macramé, rug-making, lacework, needlepoint and applique, it is quite heavy to carry around.

I’m still getting used to the Sunset Knitting book – hope it becomes as well-worn as my crochet one.

On oldie, but a goodie.

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