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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 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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Margaret Radcliffe is the author of The Essential Guide to Color Knitting Techniques, The Knowledgeable Knitter, and the bestsellers The Knitting Answer Book and Circular Knitting Workshop. She regularly teaches throughout the country about everything from beginner’s basics to knitting design. She is particularly interested in promoting creativity and independence in all knitters and maintains the website www.maggiesrags.com.Review:
“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
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