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When Bad Things Happen to Good Knitters: Revised, Expanded, and Updated Survival Guide for Every Knitting Emergency

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This book is a complete survival guide for first-time knitters - and more experienced knitters - who need help in the middle of the night with project errors.
Call them knitting nanas, call them knitting fairy godmothers, authors Marion Edmonds and Ahza Moore are here to hold your hand and tell you everything is going to be all right. Whether your knitting pattern appears to have been written in Aramaic, you've dropped a stitch (or a whole bag full of stitches), you've forgotten...

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Overview

This book is a complete survival guide for first-time knitters - and more experienced knitters - who need help in the middle of the night with project errors.
Call them knitting nanas, call them knitting fairy godmothers, authors Marion Edmonds and Ahza Moore are here to hold your hand and tell you everything is going to be all right. Whether your knitting pattern appears to have been written in Aramaic, you've dropped a stitch (or a whole bag full of stitches), you've forgotten to increase, you've been knitting in the wrong pattern sequence for 4 rows, or you can't get your head through the neck hole of your newly knit sweater, Marion and Ahza will give you level-headed advice on what to fix, how to fix it, and when you can just fudge it. With 119 years of knitting experience between them, they've seen it all and fixed it all. For beginners and more experienced knitters alike (the more experienced you are, the more elaborate the mistake), When Bad Things Happen to Good Knitters should be in every knitter's yarn bag.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781621130079
  • Publisher: Taunton Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/7/2014
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 140,522
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Between them, Marion Edmonds and Ahza Moore have 119 years of knitting experience. As partners in KnittingTogetherNYC, they have made knitting their livelihood, giving private knitting lessons and teaching at SoHo's Purl yarn store. They contributed patterns to Last-Minute Knitted Gifts by Joelle Hoverson and develop patterns for magazines. This is their first book.

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Table of Contents

Contents
Bringing You Up to Date (*NEW*)
Introduction to the First Edition 
1 Emergency Prevention, or A Stitch in Time      
2 The Secret Language of Knitting Patterns       
3 Good Knitting Gone Wrong    
4 Don’t Let Finishing Finish You Off      
5 Further Adventures in Knitting: Color, Lace & Cables (*NEW*)  
6 Apply Yourself: Six Patterns Looking for a Knitter (*NEW*)
Contains patterns for:

  • Streamer Scarf
  • Pillow of Many Colors
  • Lace Sampler Wrap
  • Mosaic Mitts
  • Updated Beanie
  • The Deliberate Drop Stitch Scarf
             
Abbreviations   
Further Reading
Before We Bind Off      
Index
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  • Posted January 25, 2014

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    Knitting is a craft that can result in amazing projects or disastrous attempts depending on if you encounter a problem while creating your items. Luckily there is help for a whole host of problems in WHEN BAD THINGS HAPPEN TO GOOD KNITTERS: Revised, Expanded and Updated Survival Guide for Every Knitting Emergency by Marion Edmonds and Ahza Moore. This handy book is filled with advice, tips and solutions. There is also 15 full color, vivid photographs and 40 detailed drawings. The book will assist knitters on how to properly fix a vast assortment of problems. In addition, there are six comprehensive patterns for such projects as a Lace Sampler Wrap, Mosaic Mitts and the Deliberate Drop Stitch Scarf. The book explores the importance of making a gauge swatch before beginning a project and how to wind the perfect ball of yarn. It covers needles and their uses, emergency tool substitutions, what such be in a knitter’s tool kit, and the 411 on yarn. WHEN BAD THINGS HAPPEN TO GOOD KNITTERS is a must have for any knitter’s yarn bag and library. The handy references in this book will help turn mistakes into triumphs and keep your knitting projects looking beautiful. If you’ve ever dropped a stitch, then you’ll want to pick this book up to make sure you get it right the next time. Novice or expert, WHEN BAD THINGS HAPPEN TO GOOD KNITTERS will provide useful information for all who enjoy knitting. FTC Full Disclosure - This book was sent to me by the publisher in hopes I would review it. However, receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review.

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