Knit Fix: Problem Solving for Knitters

Knit Fix: Problem Solving for Knitters

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by Lisa Kartus
     
 

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Dropped and twisted stitches, too-small button holes, and mis-crossed cables are only a few of the knitting dilemmas tackled in this humorous and useful guide. Beginners and seasoned knitters alike are promised that learning from mistakes improves technique and inspires personal style—and that sometimes the best solution is just to let a mistake stand. To head

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Dropped and twisted stitches, too-small button holes, and mis-crossed cables are only a few of the knitting dilemmas tackled in this humorous and useful guide. Beginners and seasoned knitters alike are promised that learning from mistakes improves technique and inspires personal style—and that sometimes the best solution is just to let a mistake stand. To head off problems before they start, the sturdy, spiral-bound book explains the correct way to cast on and bind off, decipher charts, choose fibers, calculate yardage, join yarns, work with multicolor designs, and—for more experienced knitters—how to alter a finished piece or customize a pattern.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Listed as one of the best books for new knitters by About.com Guide to Knitting"

KnitSimple
Newbie-friendly? If this isn't, what is? Plenty of swatch photos and illustrations show the before and after of accidental stitching.
Knitting News
This is a book that every knitter should carry in their knitting bag.
Decorating Digest Craft & Home Projects
Novices and experienced knitters alike will find guidance, instruction, innovations and solutions for all their knitting challenges.
Spindlicity.com
Knitters, rejoice. Lisa Kartus knows all our boo-boos before we make them, and is here to liberate us.
KnittingNewsCast.com
A helpful resource for lots of knitting problems. . . written in a humorous yet caring way.
Knitty.com
For me, a knitter that is in denial until the very end, the best chapter is 'Extreme Fixes: Altering When You're Done Knitting.'
Compulsive Reader
One of the nicest features of this book is that it shows you in pictures what the mistakes look like!
Library Journal
Knitting teacher Kartus believes that there isn't any knitting faux pas that can't be fixed, and in this illustrated problem-solving manual, she proves her point. She shows readers how to deal with twisted or skipped stitches, incorrectly crossed cables, too many or too few stitches at the end of a row, and more. For intermediate and advanced knitters, there are chapters on solving problems before they grow worse and on altering finished knitwear. Knitters at all levels of proficiency will learn from this clear and well-organized guide, whose index makes finding specific information a breeze. Enthusiastically recommended for public libraries. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781596680111
Publisher:
Interweave Press
Publication date:
09/01/2006
Edition description:
SPIRAL
Pages:
112
Sales rank:
245,948
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.90(d)

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Meet the Author

Lisa Kartus has been a financial writer for magazines, including Money, Time, and Forbes. She teaches knitting in the Chicago area, and after knitting during graduate seminars, during office hours between student meetings, on commuter trains, and during corporate annual meetings, she finally decided to pursue writing about knitting.

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