A while ago my not-mother-in-law bought me this book and its been great so I had to sing its praises here.
Its not glossy or colourful, in fact the illustrations are two-colour, but its really useful. I’ve recently come back to knitting from crochet and I live some distance from either my mum or the book-donor so it can be hard to get a helping hand when I need one. This book is a knitting textbook and a great reference when a pattern calls for something fiddly to happen!
Watch this space for my latest (rather complicated) knitting attempt :)