Resources for Designers

There are a ton of great resources for designers, but I have collected a list of just the resources that I am personally familiar with.  I will continue to add to this list.

E-Books (These two e-books make a great set because they teach different things.)
Forming Shawls and Their Charts- Francoise Danoy (Aroha Knits)   Ravelry
ShawlStar: Your Comprehensive Guide to 43 Shawl Shapes- Knotions Magazine    Affiliate link

Stitch Dictionaries
750 Knitting Stitches: The Ultimate Knit Stitch Bible- Pavilion Books    Amazon
The Crochet Stitch Bible- Betty Barnden    Amazon
Japanese Knitting Stitch Bible- Hitomi Shida (translated by Gayle Roehm)    Amazon
Knitted Embellishments: 350 Appliques, Borders, Cords, and More- Nicky Epstein    Amazon
Knitted Lace of Estonia- Nancy Bush    Amazon
Knitting Brioche Lace- Nancy Marchant    Amazon
Knitting Fresh Brioche: Creating Two-Color Twists and Turns- Nancy Marchant    Amazon
The Magic of Shetland Lace Knitting- Elizabeth Lovick    Amazon
Traditional Knitted Lace Shawls- Martha Waterman    Amazon
Traditional Knitting Patterns- James Norbury    Amazon

Designing Books
The Beginner’s Guide to Writing Knitting Patterns- Kate Atherley    Amazon
Knitwear Design Workshop: A Comprehensive Guide to Handknits- Shirley Paden    Amazon
Little Red in the City- Ysolda Teague     Amazon

Technique Books
Cast On, Bind Off: 211 Ways to Begin and End Your Knitting- Cap Sease    Amazon
The Essential Guide to Color Knitting Techniques- Margaret Radcliffe    Amazon
Folk Shawls: 25 Knitting Patterns and Tales from Around the World- Cheryl Oberle    Amazon
Increase Decrease: 99 Step-By-Step Methods- Judith Durant    Amazon
Knitting Around the World- Lela Nargi    Amazon
Knitting Vintage Socks- Nancy Bush    Amazon
The Knowledgeable Knitter- Margaret Radcliffe    Amazon
The Principles of Knitting- June Hemmons Hiatt    Amazon
Vogue Knitting: The Ultimate Knitting Book- the editors of Vogue Knitting Magazine    Amazon
Vogue Knitting