Yup, we’ve got that one

And more than one million more. Become a member today and read free for two weeks.

Read free for two weeks
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
ISBN: 9781603420983
List price: $12.95
Read on Scribd mobile: iPhone, iPad and Android.
Availability for Knitting Rules!: The Yarn Harlot's Bag of Knitting Tricks
With a 30 day free trial you can read online for free
  1. This book can be read on up to 6 mobile devices.
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
Read all 22 reviews

Reviews

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
Knitting Rules!is a very useful book. After checking it out from the library I had to get a copy for myself. Stephanie Pearl-McPhee covers most of the basics of knitting -- choosing yarn and needles, the importance of gauge and how to knit basic items including hats, socks, shawls, scarves and sweaters. And she does all this with wit and humor that makes the book funny as well as useful. I have found her charts for hats and socks extremely useful as well as her basic pattern formulas. This book does not include stitch directions, but once you know how to knit and purl this book will be very useful.more
I love to read Stephanie Pearl McPhee's books and this one is no exception. She approachs knitting and learning how to knit with a sense of humor. She admits to a evergrowing stash and made me feel less guilty about mine (so much smaller). I agree with her that television is the prime time to sneak in some knitting. So often, I have felt my hands idle and all they needs is something to knit or to embrioder. Her book reads like an old friend chatting to you. I have to restrain myself from not buying everything that she had written. For anyone who wants to learn, learn more or who enjoys knitting.more
Load more
scribd