Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Knit Fix by Lisa Kartus



It is inevitable, mistakes in knitting will happen, even for the very accompllishedknitters. KNIT FIX by Lisa Kartus This book is a treasure. Lisa covers common errors, (all of a sudden too many ortoo few stitches, twisted stitches, dropped stitches, increasing and decreasingerrors) as well as the more complex, cables crossed incorrectly dropped stitches inFair Isle and intarsia. Half of the book is devoted to avoiding errors.Chapters include baisc knitting, and extreme fixes such as altering seams and or thefinished garment. Time is spent on how to correctly take a gauge, how to correctly count rows andestimate yardage for a garment.In the back of the book is an index, so you can quicly look up your particular topic.I read the book cover to cover, and though I am an experienced knitter, I picked upa tip to two. One of the best features of the book, is that is has a hard cover but is spiralbound. Therefore it lays flat while you are working with it.This book should be on the reference shelf of every knitter. You will use if often. In fact, you may even wear it out!


---Liz Osborn, Instructor of Knitting

THE KNITTER'S BIBLE by Claire Crompton



This is a great book to have on your knitting reference shelf. Claire covers thevery basics of knitting, and pattern reading. And then moves into various types ofstitches.The book has a wide variety of stitches, cable, lace, fair isle, smocking, entrelacand beading. The book also contains a variety of patterns.


----Liz Osborn, Instructor of Knitting