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Magazines, Books, Tapes, CDs & Kits

There is a tremendous wealth of magazines, books, tapes, CDs and kits to help you start knitting and crocheting and to inspire you with new project ideas. You'll find them in large national chain stores, books stores, national and regional chain stores, as well as yarn, needle, craft, fabric stores and on the Internet. It's helpful to have resource materials to refresh your memory about correct technique and to assist you in learning new stitches.

Check out About CYCA for a list of more leading resources in the industry. Following is a list of several books, booklets and magazines, which focus on techniques and tips and which also feature helpful pictures and graphics. There are many additional books, booklets, and leaflets that incorporate basic how to information specific to the patterns shown in them.

ALL AMERICA CRAFTS

Magazine: Knit 'n Style (www.knitnstyle.com)
Web site: www.allamericancrafts.com

BERNAT

NOTE: All Bernat pattern books contain basic Learn To Knit/Crochet instructions.
Web site: www.bernat.com

CARON INTERNATIONAL

Video: Learn to Knit
Kit: Learn to Knit
Web site: www.caron.com

COATS & CLARK

Instruction Books:
J16.0101 - Learn How Book
J16.0102 - Knitting Made Easy
J16.0103 - Crochet Made Easy
P17370 - My Crochet Teacher
P17380 - My Knitting Teacher
J26.6101 - Learn to Knit
J26.6102 - Learn to Crochet
Magazine: Crochet Today (www.crochettoday.com)
In every issue there are basic learn to crochet instructions.
Kits:
K1402 - Knitting Made Easy Kit
K1403 - Crochet Made Easy Kit
K17370 - My Crochet Teacher
K17380 - My Knitting Teacher
CDs:
CD103 - Crochet Made Easy CD-ROM
CD104 - Knitting Made Easy CD-ROM
Web sites:
www.coatsandclark.com
www.modadea.com

INTERWEAVE PRESS

Knitting and Crochet Books:
200 Crochet Blocks for Blankets, Throws, and Afghans, $24.95, paperbound, ISBN 978-1-931499-68-2
Getting Started Knitting Socks, $18.95, hardcover, ISBN 978-1-59668-029-6
Getting Started Knitting, $16.95, hardcover, ISBN 978-1-931499-94-1
Getting Started Crochet, $16.95, hardcover, ISBN 978-1-59668-006-7
Harmony Guide: Knit & Purl, $22.95, paperbound, ISBN 978-1-59668-056-2
Harmony Guide: Lace & Eyelets, $22.95, paperbound, ISBN 978-1-59668-057-9
Harmony Guide: Cables & Arans, $22.95, paperbound, ISBN 978-1-59668-058-6
Knit Fix: Problem Solving for Knitters, $19.95, hardcover with concealed wire-o, ISBN 978-1-59668-011-1
The Crocheter's Companion, $19.95, hardcover with concealed wire-o, ISBN 978-1-931499-13-2
The Crocheter's Guide to Yarn Requirements, $5.95, laminated pamphlet, ISBN 978-1-59668-027-2
The Knitter's Companion, $19.95, hardcover with concealed wire-o, ISBN 978-1-59668-001-2
The Knitter's Handy Guide to Yarn Requirements, $5.95, laminated pamphlet, ISBN 978-1-931499-72-9
Note: In addition to the above titles, Interweave publishes a variety of knit and crochet books, all of which contain basic how to knit or crochet technique information to complete the featured projects.
Magazines:
Interweave Knits, 4x/yr, $6.99
Interweave Crochet, 4x/yr, $7.99
Spin-Off, 4x/yr, $7.99
PieceWork, 6x/yr, $5.99
knitscene, special issue, 2x/yr, $7.99
Knits Holiday Gifts, special issue, 1x/yr, $7.99
Interweave Felt, special issue, 1x/yr, $7.99
Web sites:
www.interweave.com
www.interweavebooks.com
www.KnittingDaily.com

LEISURE ARTS

Knit Books - Teaching:
Item #3231 - 10-20-30 Minutes to Learn to Knit
Item #4062 - I Can't Believe I'm Knitting
Item #3322 - Cool Stuff Teach Me to Knit (Kid Focused)
Knit Books - Reference
Item #15914 - Donna Kooler's Encyclopedia of Knitting
Knit DVDs - Teaching
Item #3914 - I Can't Believe I'm Knitting
Item #4315 - No Rules Knitting at the Teen Knit Cafe
CROCHET - Books - Teaching
Item #3164 - 10-20-30 Minutes to Learn to Crochet
Item #4061 - I Can't Believe I'm Crocheting
Item #3285- Cool Stuff Teach Me to Crochet (Kid Focused)
Crochet Books - Reference
Item #15906 - Donna Kooler's Encyclopedia of Crochet
Crochet DVDs
Item #3915 - I Can't Believe I'm Crocheting
Web site: www.leisurearts.com

LION BRAND YARN

Booklet:
Crochet Essentials
Web site: www.lionbrand.com

MARTINGALE

Books:
A to Z of Knitting
First Crochet by Lesley Stanfield
First Knits by Luise Roberts and Kate Hazell
Knitting with Gigi by Karen Thalacker
200 Knitted Block by Jan Eaton
365 Knitting Stitches A year (Perpetual calendar)
Note: In addition to the above titles, Martingale publishes a variety of knit and crochet books, all of which contain basic how to knit or crochet technique information to complete the featured projects.
Web site: www.martingale-pub.com

PATONS

Booklets:
500836 Next Steps One-Knitting Guidebook
500837 Next Steps Two-Create Your Own Pullover
500838 Next Steps Three-Create Your Own Cardigan
Web site: www.patonsyarns.com

SOHO

Knitting Books (Sixth & Spring):
Vogue Knitting On the Go Beginner Basics
Vogue Knitting: The Ultimate Knitting Book
Vogue Knitting Quick Referenc
Vogue Knitting Stitchionary 1: Knit and Purl
Vogue Knitting Stitchionary 2: Cables
Vogue Knitting Stitchionary 3: Color
The Ultimate Sock Book: History, Technique, Design (available August 2007)
Knitting On the Edge by Nicky Epstein
Knitting Over the Edge by Nicky Epstein
Knitting Beyond the Edge by Nicky Epstein
Never Too Old to Knit
Knit 101 Handbook (introduction to both knitting and crochet)
Crochet Books (Sixth & Spring):
Vogue Knitting on the Go Crochet Basics
Crochet Inspiration
by Sasha Kagan
Vogue Knitting Stitchionary 4: Crochet (available September 2007)
Knit 101 Handbook (introduction to both knitting and crochet)

Note: In addition to the above titles, Soho publishes a variety of knit and crochet books, all of which contain basic how to knit or crochet technique information to complete the featured projects.
Note: In addition to the above titles, Sixth & Spring publishes a variety of knit and crochet books, many of which contain how to knit or crochet technique information to complete the featured projects.

Web site: Vogue Knitting
Magazines:
Vogue Knitting International (www.vogueknitting.com)
Knit Simple (www.knitsimplemag.com)
Knit.1 (www.knit1.com)
Crochet Today (www.crochettoday.com)

STOREY

Reference Books:
Knitting Answer Book by Margaret K.K. Radcliffe
Crochet Answer Book by Edith Eckman
Note: In addition to the above titles, Storey publishes a variety of knit and crochet books, many of which contain basic how to knit or crochet technique information to complete the featured projects.
Web site: www.storey.com

XRX

Books:
The Knitting Experience, Book 1: The Knit Stitch
The Knitting Experience, Book 2: The Purl Stitch
The Knitting Experience, Book 3: COLOR
The Knitter's Handbook from Knitter's Magazine's School
Note: In addition to the above titles, XRX publishes a variety of knitting books, many of which contain how to knit or crochet technique information to complete the featured projects.

Magazines:
Knitter's (www.knittinguniverse.com)
Flyers: (available upon request)
"Learn to Knit"

WEB SITES

In addition to the above web sites, visit the following sites for more information about yarns, tools and free projects.
Boye Needle: www.wrights.com
Clover: www.clover-usa.com
DIY Network: www.DIYnetwork.com
Fisipe: www.fisipe.pt
Lily Yarns: www.lilyyarns.com
Sterling Publishing: www.sterlingpub.com

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