Both a celebration of the craft and a sourcebook for practical information, Knitting Rules! is a collection of useful advice and emotional support for the avid knitter. Stephanie Pearl-McPhee unravels the mysteries of tangled yarn, confusing patterns, and stubbornly unfinished projects. Daring to question long-standing rules and encouraging crafters to knit in the way that works best for them, this illuminating, liberating, and hilarious look at the world of knitting is full of surprises and delightfully inspiring ideas.
Topics: Knitting, Design, Crafts, Tips & Tricks, Funny, Inspirational, Guides, and Essays
Published: Storey Publishing an imprint of Workman eBooks on Mar 1, 2006
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An enjoyable book that teaches and provides tips/techniques in a fun way. It has a lot of workable concepts to help build knitting skills. I would not, however, suggest it as a first or introductory book.more
I am upgrading my rating of this book for the general sock recipe alone, which I have used more times than I think I want to say.more
Now I understand why knitters become such ardent fans of Stephanie McPhee! Not only is this book full of sage advice for knitters, it's very funny. I think (admitting to being prejudiced) that even a non-knitter would enjoy this book for its humor. While it's directed at knitters, hoping to help us make our lives a bit easier with suggestion on stash/book/magazine organizing, simple instructions for generic hats, scarves, sweaters, and socks, it's also full of a wealth of practical advice on how to cop with living with a knitter. Figuring out what kind of knitter you are (scientific), and what to do when Things Go Wrong. This was a joy to read and I plan to keep it right by my side, along with the other 457 books about knitting in my collection.more
A nice little book about knitting. A number of good suggestions, I especially like her thought on hats. She has any number of good ideas, and reassures a beginning knitter about common mistakes. I think this is a good book to knitters just branching out into projects other than scarves.more
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