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SandySG
New Pal

USA
42 Posts

Posted - 07/26/2008 :  3:19:18 PM  Show Profile Send SandySG a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I have the opportunity to purchase either the Harmony Guides series
or the Vogue Stitchionary series; am looking for "the most for my
buck" (stitch patterns, tips, techniques, etc.). Which set, in your
opinion, would give me what I'm looking for? I do have the WALKER
four (3 Treasury and the Mosiac). My library does not have any of
the Harmony or Vogue series, so I cannot do my own comparison.
So.....I have come to the experts! Which set and why do you prefer
them. Any and all opinions gratefully appreciated.

Sandy

Laxmom4x
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527 Posts

Posted - 07/26/2008 :  4:02:17 PM  Show Profile Send Laxmom4x a Private Message  Reply with Quote
stupid question: If you have the Walker 4 do you need anything else?

Janet
"Change is inevitable except from a vending machine"
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Calamintha
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USA
2886 Posts

Posted - 07/26/2008 :  5:38:14 PM  Show Profile Send Calamintha a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I have the Harmony Guides which I bought before I bought the Barbara Walker books and I have to say once I acquired the Walker books I have rarely referred to the Harmony Guides since. I used to sometimes recommend them to knitters who did not feel they could afford the Walker books but that was back before Interweave Knits reissued them in a new and costlier edition which in my opinion removes their one virtue and advantage over the Walker books which was that they were relatively inexpensive. I can now think of no reason to buy them.

The Vogue books I have looked through in the bookstore and could not find anything about them that added anything to what is already available in the Walker books. Plus if I understand correctly there are some mistakes in the stitch patterns. So I don't see any real need to buy those either if you already have the Walker set. If I did wish to buy one of them I would probably choose the Harmony Guides over the Vogue Stitchionary.
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2totangle
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Posted - 07/28/2008 :  3:59:18 PM  Show Profile Send 2totangle a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I'm not familiar with the Harmony guides, but I have had the Vogue Stitchionary series for awhile and then recently got the Walker series. From my perspective, the only advantage Vogue has over Walker is nice photography, and you can get that through the Walker Treasury Project website: http://thewalkertreasury.wordpress.com/. So I'd say save your money and stick with Walker. You can always buy more yarn.


Suzanne

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SandySG
New Pal

USA
42 Posts

Posted - 08/06/2008 :  01:19:12 AM  Show Profile Send SandySG a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Thanks to all for the in-put. I have decided to put the purchase
on the back burner for a while. Will get yarn for some charity
knitting projects I have been thinking about - time to act out!

Thanks again.

Sandy
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ikkivan
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USA
545 Posts

Posted - 04/16/2010 :  08:03:46 AM  Show Profile  Visit ikkivan's Homepage Send ikkivan a Private Message  Reply with Quote
This is an older thread, but for the possible benefit of other new members: I have the Harmony Guides "Knit and Purl," the Vogue "Stitchionary," and "400 Knitting Stitches." What I dislike about the Harmony book is that the stitches are not organized/grouped (or at least not that I can figure out) by type, i.e., ribbed, lace, crossed, reversible, etc., as in the other books. I just have to go through it page by page until I see something I "think" may be what I want. Because of this, I have not bought any of the other Harmony Guides.

Donna, with intentions always bigger than her available time.
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