Since Kirsten was kind enough to ask, here’s what’s on my knitting bookshelf.
In addition I have a number of pamphlets that give me basic measurements for a variety of items, notably baby and kid sweaters.
I also have a packet of articles cut from Threads when they were a general fiber arts magazine. I used to take Knitters magazine, but let my subscription lapse when they redesigned the magazine several years ago.
Notably missing from this list is books of knitting patterns. I don’t use knitting patterns except for reference.
I really couldn’t characterize individual books in my collection as being for beginning, intermediate or advanced knitters, except to say that I don’t have anything for people who are just learning. Each of these books has got something for everyone.
Charts for Colour Knitting
Knitting in the Old Way: Designs and Techniques from Ethnic Sweaters
Knitting in the Nordic Tradition
Traditional Scandinavian Knitting
Poems of Color: Knitting in the Bohus Tradition
Birgitta Dandanell, Ulla Danielson
Alice Starmore’s Book of Fair Isle Knitting
Traditional Fair Isle Knitting
Patterns for Guernseys, Jerseys & Arans
Designs for Knitting Kilt Hose
Ethnic Socks & Stockings
The Mitten Book
Inger Gottfridsson, Ingrid Gottfridsson
A History of Hand Knitting
No Idle Hands: The Social History of American Knitting
Knitting in America
For the Love of Knitting