Vogue Knitting: The Ultimate Knitting Book is the book I turn to for the basics– casting on, binding off, seaming, increases and decreases.


The Spinners Book of Yarn Design by Sarah B. Anderson.  In a crowd of vague and opinionated books on spinning, this one stands out for its straightforward instructions and nonjudgmental attitude.  If I only had one book on spinning, this might well be it.

Color in Spinning by Deb Menz;  an amazingly well-researched and written book that helps spinners understand color at the finest level.  A great resource for dyeing your own fiber as well.