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Knitting Rules!

The Yarn Harlot Unravels the Mysteries of Swatcing, Stashing, Ribbing & Rolling to Free Your Inner Knitter

By Stephanie Pearl-McPhee

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Format: Paperback, 224 pages
Other Information: Illustrated
Published In: United States, 25 August 2006
Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, the best-selling author of "At Knit’ s End: Meditations for Women Who Knit Too Much" and celebrated blogger and humorist of the knitting world, is back! Funnier than ever, Pearl-McPhee continues her running dialogue with her knitting compatriots — cheering them on to ever-greater heights in the climb to make knitting universally recognized as THE peak life experience.
Both a celebration of knitting and a sourcebook for practical information, this book is a collection of useful advice and emotional support for the knitter. Pearl-McPhee examines essential truisms of knitting, side by side with tongue in-cheek warnings, realities, and fantasies about the act of knitting and the people who do it.
In chapters on everything from yarn needles, gauge, and knitting bag essentials to hats, socks, shawls, and sweaters, Pearl-McPhee unravels the mysteries of what it is that makes knitting click, from the inside out. She dares to question longstanding rules and uncover the true essence of what makes a hat a hat, a sock a sock, and so on. Insights into why certain techniques work encourage knitters to take control and knit in the way that works best for them. As she says, “ There are no knitting police.”
The result is an illuminating, liberating (and hilarious!) look at knitting that will comfort the experienced knitter, surprise the mainstream one, and entice the beginner.

About the Author

Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, aka The Yarn Harlot, entertains knitters with her unique blend of humour and knitting high-wire acts via her popular online blog, articles and essays.

EAN: 9781580178341
ISBN: 1580178340
Publisher: Storey Publishing
Dimensions: 20.27 x 16 x 1.37 centimetres (0.32 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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Amanda Keeys on
You wouldn't think that a book about knitting could be SO funny and so much fun to read. I practically devoured this book and laughed the whole way through. It doesn't exactly contain patterns (although there are a few 'recipes') but I have found that I can go back and read it again and again just for the entertainment value. If you're a knitter, or know someone who is obsessed with knitting, then I would definitely recommend this book as a great addition to your collection.
Stephanie is certainly an engaging writer! Great book, fun read.
Barbara Stuart on
Best Knitting help book I have seen for a long time, and very entertaining!
Sue Johnson on
I'm a knitting convert and had read Stephanie's blog and thought it very funny. This is a great book to laugh through but to learn through as well. I love the fact that there are no rules as far as she is concerned.
Great value.

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