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- Publisher: Storey Books
- Format: Paperback | 160 pages
- Dimensions: 152mm x 201mm x 15mm | 318g
- Publication date: 25 August 2006
- Publication City/Country: Vermont
- ISBN 10: 1580178340
- ISBN 13: 9781580178341
- Illustrations note: illustrated throughout
- Sales rank: 26,827
Both a celebration of knitting and a source- book for practical information, this book is a collection of useful advice and emotional sup- port for the knitter. Pearl-McPhee examines essential truisms of knitting, side by side with tongue- in-cheek warnings, realities, and fantasies about the act of knitting and the people who do it. In chapters on everything from yarn needles, gauge, and knitting bag essentials to hats, socks, shawls, and sweaters, Pearl-McPhee unravels the mysteries of what it is that makes knitting click, from the inside out. She dares to question long- standing rules and uncover the true essence of what makes a hat a hat, a sock a sock, and so on. Insights into why certain techniques work encourage knitters to take control and knit in the way that works best for them. As she says, "There are no knitting police." The result is an illuminating, liberating (and hilarious!) look at knitting that will comfort the experienced knitter, surprise the mainstream one, and entice the beginner.
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Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, the best-selling author of At Knit's End: Meditations for Women Who Knit Too Much and celebrated blogger and humorist of the knitting world, is back! Funnier than ever, Pearl-McPhee continues her running dialogue with her knitting compatriots - cheering them on to ever-greater heights in the climb to make knitting universally recognized as THE peak life experience.
By Merinda 16 Jun 2011
This book talks you through all the main items a knitter will likely want to make - hats, scarves, shawls, jumpers (sweaters). With humour and insight, the author gives lots of hints & tips as well as step-by-step instructions of how to tackle the various tasks, and offers two or three versions as well.
This book will be fantastic for knitters of all levels, and is a fun book to read as well as to learn from.