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When Bad Things Happen to Good Knitters

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Revised, Expanded, and Updated Survival Guide for Every Knitting Emergency

Marion Edmonds & Ahza Moore


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  • Product # 071455
  • Type Paperback
  • ISBN 978-1-62113-007-9
  • Published Date 2014
  • Dimensions 8 x 10
  • Pages 160
  • Photos 15
  • Drawings 40

 "The knitting survival guide, an updated version of the book first published in 2007, offers guidance to knitters who've gone astray."
- Mary Beth Breckenridge, Akron Beacon Journal 

"This 160 page compendium is an ideal 'survival guide' for all manner of knitting problems and emergencies."
- Midwest Book Review, February 2014 

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.

About the Authors Marion Edmonds (New York) and Ahza Moore (New Mexico) have a combined 119 years of knitting experience! They’ve been knitting and teaching together for more than a decade and are partners in KnittingTogetherNYC and ABQ. They give private knitting lessons at many yarn stores, including Purl Soho, NYC, and lead workshops in knitting techniques around the country, including “Radical Lace and Subversive Knitting,” an exhibition at the American Craft Museum. They contributed patterns to the best-selling Last-Minute Knitted Gifts and now develop original patterns for their own products and classes.

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Table of Contents
Bringing You Up to Date Introduction to the First Edition
Chapter 1 Emergency Prevention, or A Stitch in Time
Chapter 2 The Secret Language of Knitting Patterns
Chapter 3 Good Knitting Gone Wrong
Chapter 4 Don’t Let Finishing Finish You Off
Chapter 5 Further Adventures in Knitting: Color, Lace & Cables
Chapter 6 Apply Yourself: Six Patterns Looking for a Knitter (Mosaic Mitts, Streamer Scarf, Lace Sampler Wrap, Fair Isle Pillow of Many Colors, Updated Cable Beanie)
Further Reading
Before We Bind Off

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