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Knitting Rules!: The Yarn Harlot Unravels the Mysteries of Swatcing, Stashing, Ribbing & Rolling to Free Your Inner Knitter

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ISBN13: 9781135629984
ISBN10: 1135629986
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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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laceyone, October 11, 2006 (view all comments by laceyone)
Whoa! This is great stuff. Mom is a knitter and could really sink her knitting needles into this one. The homor and the serious side will most likely intrigue readers and knitters alike. This is good quality work, and as a librarian I would most likely recommend it to my readers. I hope she keeps up the great work!!
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cjschwope, October 5, 2006 (view all comments by cjschwope)
For this new anxious knitter, it is good to hear ways to relax and enjoy the knitting.
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EnchantedDaffodils, August 28, 2006 (view all comments by EnchantedDaffodils)
The Yarn Harlot is always great reading!!! Looking forward to any new books by her.
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ISBN:
9781135629984
Subtitle:
The Yarn Harlot Unravels the Mysteries of Swatcing, Stashing, Ribbing & Rolling to Free Your Inner Knitter
Publisher:
Storey Publishing
Author:
Pearl-McPhee, Stephanie
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
7.98x6.30x.54 in. .72 lbs.

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