When Bad Things Happen to Good Knitters

Revised, Expanded, and Updated Survival Guide for Every Knitting Emergency

When Bad Things Happen to Good Knitters

By:  Edmonds, Marion
Moore, Ahza

Product ID:  071455
$21.95 Paperback
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Taunton Press

8.0 X 10.0 in
160 pg


The 411 on knitting 911s, here to rescue you! You know how it goes. You’re happily knitting a sweater or a blanket and just when you think it’s smooth sailing to the finish line, you realize you totally dropped a stitch or…the neck hole is too small or…who knows what! Hey, you’re human; mistakes like these happen. And the more proficient a knitter you are, the more elaborate the mistakes can be. When Bad Things Happen to Good Knitters is your white “knit” in shining armor, here to rescue you…to gently guide you through exactly how to fix any knitting problem…and get your project back on track.

A newly revised edition of the classic from the knitting fairy godmothers. This new, expanded, and updated edition offers you even more good advice, more tips, and more knitting solutions, particularly for more adventurous elements like color, lace, and cables. Authors Marion Edmonds and Ahza Moore, beloved by knitters all over the country, give you levelheaded advice on what to fix, how to fix it, and when you can just fudge it. With 119 years of knitting experience between them, they've seen it all and fixed it all.

New for this edition…patterns!Learn how to make:

  • Mosaic mitts
  • Streamer scarf
  • Lace sampler wrap
  • Fair Isle pillow of many colors
  • Updated cable beanie
  • Deliberate drop-stitch scarf

Did you know that 1 in 3 women either knit or crochet? Chances are, you’re one of them! Now you can keep working at your craft, even take a few risks here and there with more in-depth projects. It’s ok if you mess up—When Bad Things Happen to Good Knitters is here to make the boo-boos all fade away.

Between them, Marion Edmonds and Ahza Moore have 119 years of knitting experience. As partners in KnittingTogetherNYC, they have made knitting their livelihood, giving private knitting lessons and teaching at SoHo's Purl yarn store. They contributed patterns to Last-Minute Knitted Gifts by Joelle Hoverson and develop patterns for magazines. This is their first book. -