Not long ago, we placed a big book order from our new distributor, restocking many of our favorite reference books and bringing in a brand new title, too: Judith Durant’s Cable Left, Cable Right.
Cable Left, Cable Right is a compendium of cables, with detailed instructions on how to execute them. It’s a technique book as well as a stitch dictionary, a solid introduction to cables that shows how many doors are opened once you become comfortable with chart reading.
Durant also includes a primer on cable charts for those that are not yet comfortable with them. (If you’re looking for more in-depth chart-reading assistance, check out JC Briar’s Charts Made Simple!)
Durant’s other recent reference book, Increase, Decrease, was also on our reorder list, and I’m happy to report that we now have a stack of them, along with Leslie Ann Bestor’s essential Cast On, Bind Off.
Vicki Square’s Knitter’s Companion is another excellent resource, one that defines knitting terms and shows a variety of techniques, both in writing and in video tutorials on the accompanying DVD. For more information on finishing, take a peek at Nancie Wiseman’s Knitter’s Book of Finishing Techniques, the one I pull out every time I prepare to sew a seam.
You’ll find all of these helpful books and many more here at the shop. See you there!