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Knitting Rules!: The Yarn Harlot's Bag of Knitting Tricks

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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.

Both a celebration of knitting and a sourcebook for practical information, this book is a collection of useful advice and emotional support 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 longstanding 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.

Review:

"Included are a detailed table describing how to identify fibers using the burn test, a comparison of needle sizes using metric, U.S., and U.K. numbering, a step-by-step cheat sheet for knitting socks, and, yes, a good many knitting-related jokes and anecdotes." Library Journal

About the Author

Stephanie Pearl-McPhee entertains knitters with her unique blend of humor and knitting highwire acts via her popular online blog (www.yarnharlot.com), articles, and essays. She lives in Toronto, Canada with her husband and three daughters.

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scanlon.donna, May 2, 2007 (view all comments by scanlon.donna)
This is one of my favorite knitting books and is best appreciated by those who have mastered at least the essentials of knit and purl. (It's a terrific gift for a budding knitter who has gotten hooked.) I refer to it constantly for the "recipes" on making basic items, for encouragement, for Pearl-McPhee's refreshing humor.
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hrezendes, January 21, 2007 (view all comments by hrezendes)
I love this book! Information is given in a humorous and informative way. She jokes about herself and shares stories of her own as she provides us her expertise. Lots of useful advice such as how to figure out how much yarn is in a skein, what kind of darn yarn is it (no ballband) and tricks on how to knit various items more easily. I highly recommend this book to any knitter!
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cori-moros, January 20, 2007 (view all comments by cori-moros)
This is a fun, chatty book - like your knitting circle condensed into book form. It's full of stories and anecdotes, most amusing and some deeply touching. There are some very useful tips and shortcuts for knitters of any skill level.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781580178341
Author:
Pearl-McPhee, Stephanie
Publisher:
Storey Publishing
Subject:
General
Subject:
Knitting
Subject:
Needlework - Knitting
Subject:
Humor : General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20060331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8 x 6 x 0.56 in 0.75 lb

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