The Knitting Answer Book: Solutions to Every Problem You'll Ever Face; Answers to Every Question You'll Ever Ask

The Knitting Answer Book: Solutions to Every Problem You'll Ever Face; Answers to Every Question You'll Ever Ask

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by Margaret Radcliffe
     
 

Every avid knitter has faced this dilemma: deep into a project at midnight, just trying to finish one more row, and, then . . . oh no, a dropped stitch three rows back! Help! If only there was a 24-hour hotline to answer every question a knitter might encounter. Well, now there is, with The Knitting Answer Book . The expert authors, Margaret Radcliffe

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Every avid knitter has faced this dilemma: deep into a project at midnight, just trying to finish one more row, and, then . . . oh no, a dropped stitch three rows back! Help! If only there was a 24-hour hotline to answer every question a knitter might encounter. Well, now there is, with The Knitting Answer Book . The expert authors, Margaret Radcliffe and Edie Eckman, leave no question unanswered, no quandry unaddressed. Each book contains detailed, illustrated answers to literally hundreds of questions, from the common to the more unusual:

• Are certain needles better for certain yarns?
• What if I dropped a stitch several rows back?
• Why do my edges tend to curl up?
• Can you use a different weight yarn than the pattern calls for?
• What can I do to keep my yarns from tangling up?
• Oops, I see my ribbing is way too tight. Now what?

Covering the whole range of situations a beginner is likely to face, along with the problems that may arise for those working more advanced patterns, this Answer Book will help knitters and crocheters of all levels. Each book is packaged in a small, take-along trim size, in a friendly-to-use Q&A format, and belongs in the bag of every knitter. Available 24/7, The Knitting Answer Book is always open, ready for yarn lovers to browse and consult to their heart’s content.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“Absent a live-in grandma or an all-night craft store, it can be hard to get solutions to your knitting and crocheting problems when you need them. That’s where The Knitting Answer Book…comes in. Th[is] handy volume addresses myriad issues that can arise in the middle of a needlework project.” – McClatchy Tribune wire service

“Crafty consumers who have a knack for …knitting…should consider…The Knitting Answer Book. The pocket-sized book touts ‘solutions to every problem you’ll ever face and answers to every question you’ll ever ask’. Author Margaret Radcliffe, an experienced knitter and knitting teacher provides the answers.” – San Diego Family magazine

“[an] excellent solution-oriented ‘Answer Book’ guide goes beyond most craft titles, providing answers to common questions and problems. Margaret Radcliffe’s The Knitting Answer Book covers problem-solving techniques for knitting tangles, from handling twisted knitting and increase/decrease directions to controlling fabric qualities. …[H]ighly recommended pick.” – Library Bookwatch

“What avid knitter hasn’t come across a problem or question – usually at the most inconvenient time—at some point in their knitting? With its clear, detailed answers to hundreds of knitting quandaries, this book will come to the rescue.”

n Lewiston (ME) Sun-Journal

“Margaret Radcliffe’s The Knitting Answer Book seek[s] to take the place of [a] helpful friends by anticipating and answering some of the most common questions crafters have. The book covers the basics of forming stitches, shaping and blocking, as well as more advanced techniques. One … should be on every fiber lovers bookshelf.” — BookPage

Children's Literature
Every time I start a new knitting project, I have to get my neighbor to help me cast on the first row. Now I will be able to do it myself because this book has clear instructions for several methods to use. The drawings show exactly what to do by using a contrasting color of yarn so that the stitch and hand/needle position is clear. The table of contents lists chapters that cover the basics, right up to finishing a project. There are sections with resources on the Internet, as well as a bibliography including magazines and books. The index is extensive and extremely helpful. While the book is intended for people who know how to knit but want to "knit better" and feel more confident, the author includes enough information for beginners to feel comfortable. The "Tools" chapter is filled with information about the different types of needles and other items that can make knitting easier and more enjoyable. Abbreviations, sizing charts, knitting terms, pattern vocabulary, and lots more detailed information make this an excellent resource for those who love to knit or are eager to get started. 2005, Storey, Ages 13 up.
—Sheilah Egan
Library Journal
Written by well-known teachers in their fields and formatted as a series of questions that might be asked by crocheters or knitters, these manuals cover materials, techniques, and resources for each craft. They include not only valuable information for the beginner but also answers to questions that even experienced crocheters or knitters may never have seen addressed in print. For example, many books cover the casting-on process in knitting, but Radcliffe answers such specific queries as "What is the best cast-on when you're planning to add fringe to a piece?" and "Is there a more durable cast-on I can use for children's clothes?" In the crochet manual, Eckman includes exceptionally clear explanations for how to count stitches and rows from either side of a crocheted piece. Both books have excellent resource sections that include bibliographies, glossaries, and lists of abbreviations used in pattern books; at these prices, they are ideal for public libraries. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781580175999
Publisher:
Storey Books
Publication date:
10/01/2005
Series:
Answer Book Ser.
Pages:
432
Product dimensions:
4.63(w) x 6.38(h) x 1.00(d)

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