Dropped and twisted stitches, too-small button holes, and mis-crossed cables are only a few of the knitting dilemmas tackled in this humorous and useful guide. Beginners and seasoned knitters alike are promised that learning from mistakes improves technique and inspires personal style--and that sometimes the best solution is just to let a mistake stand. To head off problems before they start, the sturdy, spiral-bound book explains the correct way to cast on and bind off, decipher charts, choose fibers, calculate yardage, join yarns, work with multicolor designs, and--for more experienced knitters--how to alter a finished piece or customize a pattern.
"Listed as one of the best books for new knitters by About.com Guide to Knitting"
About the Author
Lisa Kartus has been a financial writer for magazines, including Money, Time, and Forbes. She teaches knitting in the Chicago area, and after knitting during graduate seminars, during office hours between student meetings, on commuter trains, and during corporate annual meetings, she finally decided to pursue writing about knitting.