Here's my Top Five knitting books from the last twelve months ...
Knitting Everyday Finery - Mel Clark
A book crammed with accessories using a range of yarn weights, perfect for stash-busting, and the photographs are wonderful. I need to invest in some leather bag handles so I can make the Croissant Bag.
French Girl Knits Accessories - Kristeen Griffin-Grimes
I'd looked through the original French Girl Knits book many times, pondering whether to invest in it, but knowing that my garment knitting is painfully slow. I was really excited when I saw this book was being published and it doesn't disappoint! There's some beautiful patterns and a great instructions section.
Learn to Knit, Love to Knit - Anna Wilkinson
This is such a colourful book, I decided to invest in a copy after seeing this sock pattern in Mollie Makes ...
... this project is still on my 'to-do' list.My teenage daughter loves this book too.
Ten More Simple Cosy Projects - Sarah Hatton
Like the first Simple Cosy Projects book, this has proved invaluable when I've needed a fast, simple pattern to make a present for a forgotten birthday or a thank you gift.
Grannies, Inc. Guide to Knitting - Katie Mowat
This book is intended for those learning to knit, but there's some great projects in it, and as i've been teaching some friends how to knit in the past couple of months this book has been really useful.
There have also been some wonderful magazines worth a read ... 'The Knitter' and 'Knit Now', plus the fantastic 'Jane Austen Knits' specials produced by Interweave.
What have been your favourite knitting reads of the past year?