The 411 on knitting 911s, here to rescue you! You know how it goes. You’re happily knitting a sweater or a blanket and just when you think it’s smooth sailing to the finish line, you realize you totally dropped a stitch or…the neck hole is too small or…who knows what! Hey, you’re human; mistakes like these happen. And the more proficient a knitter you are, the more elaborate the mistakes can be. When Bad Things Happen to Good Knitters is your white “knit” in shining armor, here to rescue you…to gently guide you through exactly how to fix any knitting problem…and get your project back on track.
A newly revised edition of the classic from the knitting fairy godmothers. This new, expanded, and updated edition offers you even more good advice, more tips, and more knitting solutions, particularly for more adventurous elements like color, lace, and cables. Authors Marion Edmonds and Ahza Moore, beloved by knitters all over the country, give you levelheaded 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.
New for this edition…patterns! Learn how to make:
- Mosaic mitts
- Streamer scarf
- Lace sampler wrap
- Fair Isle pillow of many colors
- Updated cable beanie
- Deliberate drop-stitch scarf
Did you know that 1 in 3 women either knit or crochet? Chances are, you’re one of them! Now you can keep working at your craft, even take a few risks here and there with more in-depth projects. It’s ok if you mess up When Bad Things Happen to Good Knitters is here to make the boo-boos all fade away.
|Publisher:||Taunton Press, Incorporated|
|Product dimensions:||7.90(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.50(d)|
About 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.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
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.