Knit Fix - Book

Knit Fix - Problem Solving for Knitters by Lisa Kartus, 2006, has a spiral binding and hard cover with 111 pages.

The book has a brief introduction to knitting and then discusses problems that can arise in your projects. It has a problem/answer format. There are lots of good photos showing problems that a knitter may find in their work and the reasons for the error and solutions.

This book might be useful for someone who is an isolated knitter and has nowhere to go for assistance and advice. But, for the majority of knitters who can go to their LYS for help, this book is rather superfluous. The only section I thought of any value for me was the section on fixing incorrectly crossed cables by using a crochet hook. Since I've never been able to repair a cable by any of the methods using small knitting needles, I was intrigued by this technique.

Don't be fooled by the title - it's nothing extraordinary.


Celowin's picture

Hmmmm... as much as you put this book down, it actually sounds incredibly useful to me. I'm a self taught knitter, mainly because I don't have anywhere that I've found where I can go for help. In fact, the last time I was at the quilting shop which is the only place I can get any supplies, the owner was asking if I wanted to teach classes for them. I had to explain that I'd been knitting for less than two months, and so teaching clases would be a wee bit premature.

kiwiknitter's picture

Patrick, That is exactly what I was talking about - something of value for the isolated knitter. This book might be just the thing for you.

Of course, it's all a matter of opinion and that's what I offered in my posting. We have a very poor selection of knitting books available to us here on the South Island of New Zealand so I am always grateful to have others point out books that might possibly interest me.


My knitting is totally tubular!

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