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Knit Fix Problem Solving for Knitters

Knit Fix 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!

Knit Fix 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, Knit Fix will make fixing all your
problems a snap!

Reviews: "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."-KnittingNewsCast.com

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

Table of Contents

Introduction

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.

SKU: 06KN12

Author/Speaker/Editor: Lisa Kartus

Format: Hardcover

ISBN 13: 9781596680111

Number Of Pages: 112