I got this little book in the mail yesterday: When Bad Things Happen to Good Knitters: An Emergency Survival Guide. It’s written by teachers at New York’s Purl Soho yarn shop. It’s “an emergency survival guide” for knitting problems. The book has a fun, campy feel and it’s got lots of good beginner information. There are also great fixes for problems like “my cast on is too tight,” “or my sweater is way too long,” (also useful non-emergency tidbits like how to do Kitschner stitch or duplicate stitch). Instructions are illustrated with 2-color drawings. The book is small enough to fit in your knitting bag, but it seems to be more geared towards fixing problems you’d have at home, not at the local Stitch and Bitch.

Book Review: When Bad Things Happen to Good Knitters

3 thoughts on “Book Review: When Bad Things Happen to Good Knitters

  • February 5, 2007 at 6:54 am
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    looks like a handy book to have.

  • February 6, 2007 at 1:55 pm
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    When you say, “more geared towards fixing problems you’d have at home, not at the local Stitch and Bitch,” you lost me. Since I don’t go to a stitch n bitch I’m not sure what sorts of problems are handled there?

  • February 6, 2007 at 3:18 pm
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    Hmmm… what I meant was, I only bring sort of mindless projects to a Stich and Bitch–I may have knitting questions, but if I do, someone can answer them for me. I don’t bring finishing or complicated work with me to a social gathering. (And the book was billed as something convenient to take along in your knitting travels). Hope that helps!

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