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

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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...

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Overview

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: 10/1/2005
  • Series: Answer Book Ser.
  • Pages: 432
  • Sales rank: 159,105
  • Product dimensions: 4.63 (w) x 6.38 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Margaret Radcliffe is the author of The Essential Guide to Color Knitting Techniques, and the best-sellers, The Knitting Answer Book and The Circular Knitting Workshop. She regularly teaches throughout the country about everything from beginner’s basics to design. She is particularly interested in promoting creativity and independence in all knitters. Her website can be found at www.maggiesrags.com.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 14, 2009

    The Knitting Answer Book

    Typically I do not care for the Q&A format in a resource book but this book is excellent. Great resource for beginners and experienced knitters alike! I have given it as a gift to several friends.

    10 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 9, 2010

    Excellent Book - Full of great instructions & easy to understand

    This is my absolute Go To book whenever I have a knitting question. I find that everything is explained in the easiest way to understand and it beats all other sources that provide knitting help.

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 16, 2011

    A handy little guide

    Looking for the best cast on to use with lace? Want to know how to make a buttonhole? Seeking guidance on standard body measurements so you can make a pullover for your sister's two year old daughter -- that will fit? This pocketbook-sized (it's a little too fat for a pocket) is chock full of useful knitting guidance. It's easy to read and contains helpful illustrations - a good stocking stuffer, whether in Nook or hard copy for your favorite knitter.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 27, 2011

    Highly recommended whether you are a beginner or been knitting for years.

    Really good! Very informative and useful. I learned better ways to do some things that I had been doing for years. It's never far away from my knitting.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 27, 2011

    Great book to carry in your knitting bag

    Although I am an experienced knitter, I found this book helpful. For example, there are many types of cast-ons for different projects. It will be a great reference book that is small enough to fit in my knit bag to have with me at all times.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 20, 2010

    The knitting answer book

    Excellent reference book even for the beginner. Very Helpful.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 13, 2013

    Very Helpful

    I have been a knitter for about 45 years, but I still found some clever tricks and new techniques in this book. Things you always wanted to know but were afraid to ask. I recommend this book for veteran knitters as well as beginners.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 6, 2012

    WHERE'S THAT PAGE!

    sadly disappointed. it was hard to find the instructions i needed. pages did not line up.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 29, 2012

    Handy Reference

    Well organized and thorough reference for self-motivated knitters. I'm a beginner and learned a lot about how to think about or visualize my knitting from the diagrams and explanations.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 28, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    Excellent for beginners and those who have knitted for years. A Good Reference book for everyone who knits or wants to learn!

    The following books are also good for beginners and for those who need to have a guide to refresh their skills.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 1, 2014

    Not helpful at all.  Have had to return to the web each time I a

    Not helpful at all.  Have had to return to the web each time I attempted to use it
    Because it either didn't have the information or it was so confusing to read I couldn't figure out what I was reading

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 6, 2012

    Provisional cast ons...

    Provisional cast ons are listed in the table of contents but not in the book! This was my first look up...hope I have better luck with other things.

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  • Posted March 6, 2012

    Good source for new knitters

    I am not a new knitter but I am self taught and still have a lot to learn. I was hoping this book would address why I can get the body right but my sleeves are always too tight and why I can't ever get the pieces sewn together and have them look right. This book dealt with basic issues like dropped stitches. I needed more than that and this book didn't cover it.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 15, 2012

    Wonderfull book

    this book is very helpfull.

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