I've got several books stacked on my desk in the "current" stack. So many books and so little time. I just bought this knitting reference book and I'm really enjoying it. It comes with 2 DVDs packed with how to knitting help that starts with the very beginning steps to knitting and then it takes you all the way to more detailed professional techniques. This book is a good price on Amazon at $16.47. The suggested price on the back of the book is $24.97 and it's nicely spiral bound to lay flat. I bought mine from the local yarn shop. Shopping online is so easy, just click, click and it's delivered to your door, but it's also good to support the local business when we can.
Amazon link for a better description of the book.
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