Sterling's The Big Book of Knitting Stitch Patterns
Vogue's Stitchionary series
Sally Melville, The Knitting Experience series
With a little practice, you'll have all the skills you need to create some amazing projects. Browsing in the knitting section at any library branch will give you lots of fun and creative ideas to try.
Cathy Carron, Happy Feet: Unique Knits to Knock Your Socks Off
Sally Muir, Knit Your Own Zoo: Easy-to-Follow Patterns for 24 Animals
Laura Nelkin, Knockout Knits: New Tricks for Scarves, Hats, Jewelry, and Other Accessories
Additionally, the library owns many instructional DVDs on knitting. Some branches subscribe to Threads magazine and Craft Ideas magazine. And many branches host knitting groups in their meeting rooms. These meetings are free and open to the public. Call your local branch to see if they host a knitting group near you.
-Patrick Henry Library Staff