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