Knitting Rules!

Knitting Rules!

The Yarn Harlot's Bag of Knitting Tricks

eBook - 2006
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"She has become something of an unwitting rock star in the world of knitting."
Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, best-selling author of At Knit's End 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.
Publisher: [North Adams, MA] : Storey Publishing, LLC, 2006
ISBN: 9781603420983
Characteristics: data file
1 online resource (224 pages)
Call Number: eBook

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Dec 07, 2015

Hilarious and well worth reading. Pearl-McPhee is a gifted humourist, and no doubt an excellent knitter as well.

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pnbjam
May 11, 2010

Humourous writing style and some useful tips.

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