New books filled with helpful hints for knitters
KNIGHT RIDDER NEWSPAPERS
New for knitters of all skill levels is a book called "Vogue Knitting Quick Reference: the Ultimate Portable Knitting Compendium" (Sixth & amp; Spring Books, $19.95.) It's the work of the editors of Vogue Knitting magazine and is filled with information on every aspect of the craft. With a concealed spiral-bound hardcover and at only 6 by 7 inches in size, the book is truly portable.
You won't find projects here, but you will have information on supplies, basic how-to's, understanding knitting instructions, correcting errors, special techniques, changing colors, assembling and embellishing. Stitch patterns are very well illustrated, too. Store one in your knitting bag.
Created specifically for preteen girls is a new book called "I Can Knit" (DRG Publishing, $7.99.)
It offers 11 projects and easy lessons for young beginners. Ask for both books at yarn shops and bookstores.