Got a knitting problem you can't solve? Curious to know more about a specific technique? Want to know how to achieve a range of decorative effects? The Knitting Answer Book will come to your rescue, answering two hundred questions on a vast range of knitting topics. Whether you are a beginner or a knitter with several years of experience, this book will encourage you to practice, experiment, discover and create. You will find plenty of useful hints and tips gleaned by the author from many years of knitting, plus others provided by fellow knitters. There is also a section on freeform and other kinds of decorative knitting. Armed with this technical information it is just a short step to crating your own designs, and there is some advice on devising and using charts for this purpose. About the author Rita Taylor has been playing with knitting and crochet since childhood. Her main area of interest is the history of traditional knitting and crochet, and she manages the Gansey and the Period Garment Schemes for the Knitting & Crochet Guild. She is a Director of the Guild and regularly contributes articles and designs to its quarterly journal, SlipKnot.