There absolute must-have-perfect-gift for the new knitter leaves me with no doubt. There is simply no other book I have found more helpful in my entire knitting career. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Stitch and Bitch!
Debbie Stoller is funny, concise, and most importantly, helpful. She clears up knitterly confusion with clear pictures and a no nonsense attitude. For the more than novice knitter, Superstar Knitting (also from Debbie Stoller) is a great addition to the Stitch and Bitch family with some more advanced techniques demistified.