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Knit Fix eBook: Problem Solving for Knitters

The new and easy-to-download Knit Fix eBook puts together all the guidance novice knitters need to become independent and all the advice experienced knitters need to take their projects to the next level.

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Run out of yarn before you finished knitting that fabulous sweater? Buttonholes won't hold your fancy buttons? Can't tell your knit stitch from your purl stitch? Don't just fix it, Knit Fix it with the new and easy-to-download Knit Fix eBook!

Knit Fix eBook puts together all the guidance novice knitters need to become independent and all the advice experienced knitters need to take their projects to the next level. Written in a conversational, approachable style, Knit Fix is the essential repair manual for knitters. It's all here - from the basics of what a stitch looks like to techniques for solving the toughest knitting problems.

Author Lisa Kartus cheerfully teaches you to see and mend the errors of your knitting ways, with advice on what to do in case of a brain freeze, how to rescue a sweater gone horribly wrong, and when it's okay to let mistakes stand.

Knit Fix will teach you to assess your knitting philosophy, size buttonholes correctly, cast on and bind off, decipher charts, choose fibers and calculate yardage, tackle holes, join yarns, work with multicolor knitting, alter a finished piece, and customize a pattern to suit you perfectly. Personal stories about the author's own knitting challenges - like deforesting a sweater in a complicated pattern and what she did with the sweater that fit like a gorilla suit - will keep you laughing about your troubles.

You'll perfect your knitting techniques, learn from your mistakes, and finesse your style. No matter what your knitting dilemma, the Knit Fix eBook will make fixing all your problems a snap!

Table of Contents


Chapter 1: Your Knitting Philosophy

Chapter 2: Knitting Foundations
  • Knit Stitch
  • Purl Stitch
  • Tension
Chapter 3: Fixes You'll Use Again and Again
  • Unknitting
  • Vertical Fixes for Stitch Mistakes
  • Unraveling, Then Picking Up Stitches
Chapter 4: Troubleshooting
  • Twisted Stitches
  • Reversing Directions
  • Skipped Stitches
  • Too Many Stitches
  • Not Enough Stitches
  • Cables Crossed Incorrectly
  • Counting Stitches and Rows
  • Charts
  • Color Corrections
Chapter 5: Solving Problems Before They Grow
  • Casting On
  • Joining New Yarn
  • Working in the Round
  • Buttonholes
  • Picking Up Stitches
  • Errata
  • Binding Off
  • Putting It Together
  • Blocking
Chapter 6: Extreme Fixes: Altering When You're Done Knitting
  • The Bound-Off Edge
  • The Cast-On Edge
  • Altering at Seems
  • Subtracting Body or Sleeve Width
Chapter 7: Test-Driving
  • Gauge
  • Fit
  • Revising a Pattern
  • Choosing Fibers
  • Yarn
About the Author

Lisa Kartus has been a financial writer for magazines including Money, Time, and Forbes. She holds a journalism degree from Northwestern University and taught writing and journalism at the college level for a decade. Lisa 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.

"Novices and experienced knitters alike will find guidance, instruction, innovations and solutions for all their knitting challenges." -Decorating Digest Craft & Home Projects magazine

"Newbie-friendly? If this isn't, what is? Plenty of swatch photos and illustrations show the before and after of accidental stitching." -Knit Simple

"This book will come to your rescue more times than you'll want to admit." -Knitter's Review

"A helpful resource for lots of knitting problems.... written in a humorous yet caring way."

"For me, a knitter that is in denial until the very end, the best chapter is Extreme Fixes: Altering When You're Done Knitting."

SKU: EP4007

Author/Speaker/Editor: Lisa Kartus

Format: eBook

ISBN 13: 9781596688063

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Customer Reviews

Great book for a new knitter Review by Denise

I purchased this book several years ago when I began to really get into knitting. It was extremely useful as I went through the beginning stages. Now that I'm a more advanced knitter I seldom refer to this book but I highly recommend it for the beginner to use in conjunction with help videos on the internet.

(Posted on 4/1/14)

Not very useful Review by Darlene

I was not impressed with this purchase. Most of the information contained in this e-book was stuff I already knew, or that is readily available online. It might be helpful for less-experienced knitters.

(Posted on 12/30/13)

Great concise resource Review by Sarah

Bought the ebook and using it on my ipad. A very useful summary. In response to the negative review there are only 6 pages that discuss basic knitting stitches, and I think it makes sense to include very basic stitch anatomy in a book that deals with fixing mistakes - if you understand exactly why and how a stitch should look the way it does it is then easier to correct it, and hopefully not make the mistakes as often In the future. But, you can't please everyone! ;) I think it's great value especially if you can pick it up in a sale! Happy knitting.

(Posted on 12/27/13)

Very good, I hope Review by Suzanne

Since it's Christmas time, I haven't had much time to see what's in this book. I am looking forward to it, though. I would like to know how to correct my mistakes without having to rip two (usually very long) rows!

(Posted on 12/24/13)

Some good information Review by Peg

Although most of the beginning is showing simple knitting techniques, it does progress into some of the difficulties I have encountered. Most of it is common sense that I figured out without help, but the last portion regarding fixing was very helpful. It would be a better e-book without all the simple instructions and just center mainly on the difficult fixes.

(Posted on 12/24/13)

Very disappointed! Review by Eileen

Bought this in digital download form and there are pages and pages on how to knit at the beginning. It is costing a fortune in ink to prink and it should be re titled "How to knit"

I thought it was supposed to be for people who could already knit , we do not need to know how to work a knit and a purl stitch! It is supposed to be about problem solving!
I have stopped the printer and will finish checking it out on my computer. I hope it

(Posted on 12/3/13)

One of my best knitting purchases Review by Jan

This book has good, simple instructions that are particularly helpful as a reference for more experienced knitters, as well as novice knitters (who will gain confidence when they find out most mistakes can be corrected without unravelling their project).

(Posted on 6/10/13)