Knitlandia: A Knitter Sees the World

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A Stash of One's Own: Knitters on Loving, Living with, and Letting go of Yarn

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Harry N. Abrams #ad - With her trademark wry, witty approach, designer to dyer, spinner to social worker, Parkes brings together fascinating stories from all facets of stash-keeping and knitting life--from KonMari minimalist to joyous collector, scholar to sheep farmer. Whether the yarn stash is muse, creative companion, these deeply engaging stories take a surprising and fascinating look at why we collect, or lifeline in tough times, memento, career guide, what we cherish, and how we let go.

Contributors include new york times bestselling authors Stephanie Pearl-McPhee and Debbie Stoller, Meg Swansen and Franklin Habit, Ann Shayne and Kay Gardiner, Adrienne Martini, and a host of others. Abrams. Named one of the top 10 lifestyle books for fall 2017 by Publisher's Weekly. In tales from twenty-one knitters, Clara Parkes examines a subject that is irresistible to us all: the yarn stash.

A Stash of One's Own: Knitters on Loving, Living with, and Letting go of Yarn #ad - Anyone with a passion has a stash, whether it is a collection of books or enough yarn to exceed several life expectancies.

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The Yarn Whisperer: My Unexpected Life in Knitting

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Stewart, Tabori and Chang #ad - From the preface in the yarn whisperer: reflections on a Life in Knitting, poignant, renowned knitter and author Clara Parkes ponders the roles knitting plays in her life via 22 captivating, and laugh-out-loud funny essays. Each chapter is a little jewel. KnitCircus. Com   “parkes has a poet’s appreciation for the interconnectivity of seemingly disparate aspects of life.

. And another, and another. Praise for the yarn whisperer: “Clara Parkes: The Yarn Seer. Interweave knits magazine “if you are a knitter, or even if you are not, read this book for the sheer joy of her writing, for the way she strings ideas together and brings you into her world . Her language dances and gallops, chuckles and sings.

The Yarn Whisperer: My Unexpected Life in Knitting #ad - Kangath knits blog   “the yarn whisperer weaves together knitting anecdotes and life experiences of the author in a way that I think we can all relate to. Kelbourne woolens blog “it’s a fun book for curling up on a cool day with a cup of tea, knitting nearby, of course. CraftGossip. Com “it is seriously the best book about knitting experiences ever.

Honestly, she’s that good. New jersey courier news’ in sticthes blog “Read this book to be reminded of how special it is to be a part of this warm and fuzzy community.

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A Stash of One's Own: Knitters on Loving, Living with, and Letting Go of Yarn

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Harry N. Abrams #ad - We’ll hear from bestselling authors, and the people behind the world’s largest collective online stash, mill owners, essayists, yarn-store owners, sheep farmers, designers, Ravelry. Com. Used book in Good Condition. Abrams. A new, addictive-to-read collection of essays and stories celebrating yarn—specifically, the knitter’s reputation for acquiring it in large quantities and storing it away in what’s lovingly referred to as a “stash.

The pieces in this collection span from comical to earnest, lighthearted to deeply philosophical, why, in a celebration of the how, when, and what of stashes each knitter has accumulated over the years.

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The Knitter's Book of Yarn: The Ultimate Guide to Choosing, Using, and Enjoying Yarn

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Potter Craft #ad - The delicate baby sweater that started pilling before it even came off the needles. The next time you pick up a skein, you won’t have to wonder what to do with it. Some make our hearts and hands sing, some get the job done without much fanfare, and some cause nothing but frustration and disappointment. And, because we learn best by doing, parkes went to some of the most creative and inquisitive design minds of the knitting world to provide a wide assortment of patterns created to highlight the qualities and minimize the drawbacks of specific types of yarns.

The knitter’s book of yarn will teach you everything you need to know about yarn: How it’s made, who makes it, how it gets to you, and what it longs to become. Now there is! with the knitter’s Book of Yarn, you’ll learn how to unleash your inner yarn whisperer. In these pages, boutique dye shops, spins, clara parkes provides in-depth insight into a vast selection of yarns, preparations, community spinneries, giving you the inside stories behind the most common fiber types, medium-sized companies, and ply combinations used by large-scale manufacturers and importers, and old-fashioned sheep farms.

The Knitter's Book of Yarn: The Ultimate Guide to Choosing, Using, and Enjoying Yarn #ad - The gorgeous pair of socks that emerged from their first bath twice as long as when they went in. The stunning colorwork scarf that you can’t wear because the yarn feels like sandpaper against your neck. If only there were a way to read a skein and know how it would behave and what it wanted to become before you invested your time, energy, and money in it.

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The Mindfulness in Knitting: Meditations on Craft and Calm

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Leaping Hare Press #ad - Through personal anecdote and expert insight, she unravels the true value of what it means to craft, its therapeutic benefits, and the joys of mindful making. Explore an in-depth insight into a vast selection of yarns, spins, preparations, giving you the inside stories behind the most common fiber types, and ply combinations.

Leaping Hare. Abrams. Used book in Good Condition. Anyone can pick up a pair of needles and a ball of yarn. The mindfulness in knitting casts fresh light on this renowned calming craft, and reveals how the act of “knit and purl” can be the epitome of conscious living. Ethical textile artist rachael Matthews unpicks the threads of this popular pastime to explore how knitting connects us to each other and to the world around us.

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Slow Knitting

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Harry N. Abrams #ad - With contributions from knitting superstars norah gaughan, a passion, and many others, Slow Knitting proposes an approach to knitting that is both minimalist and all-encompassing, Bristol Ivy, and emphasizes what makes knitting a meditation, and a unique necessity. Like the “slow food” movement, pare down, Slow Knitting encourages knitters to step back, and celebrate the craftsmanship of their work.

. Each chapter contains explorations of fiber types; profiles of well-known yarn types, makers, and yarn suppliers; and garment patterns inspired by the featured fibers. In five chapters centered around the tenets of slow knit­ting—sourcing carefully, experimenting fearlessly, thinking environmentally, making thoughtfully, and exploring openly—Hannah Thiessen challenges knitters of all skill levels to view their practice in a new way.

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People Knitting: A Century of Photographs

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Princeton Architectural Press #ad - Abrams. Explore an in-depth insight into a vast selection of yarns, preparations, spins, giving you the inside stories behind the most common fiber types, and ply combinations. Leaping Hare. Princeton Architectural Press. In the 1950s and 1960s, knitters took on a jauntier air, as snapshots became ubiquitous, posing with handiwork held proudly aloft.

Used book in Good Condition. When women posed with their knitting in the earliest nineteenth-century photographs, it demonstrated their virtue and skill as homemakers. People knitting is a charming tribute in vintage photographs and printed ephemera to the ever-popular, often all-consuming, craft of knitting.

People Knitting: A Century of Photographs #ad - . Later, knitting became fashionable among the wealthy as a sign of culture and artistic ability. During the two world wars, images of nurses, soldiers, and even knitting clubs composed of very serious small boys—all with heads bent down, prisoners, intent on knitting items especially socks for the troops—abounded.

People knitting is a quirky and fascinating gift for the knitter in your life.

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Seamless Knit Sweaters in 2 Weeks: 20 Patterns for Flawless Cardigans, Pullovers, Tees and More

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Page Street Publishing PST47401 #ad - Now you can create stylish, long-lasting, professional-quality knits in less time than you thought possible and have fun doing it. Page street publishing seamless knit Sweaters In 2 Weeks Book- 20 patterns for flawless cardigans, tees, pullovers, and more. Busy knitters will love the no-fuss construction and carefully chosen details.

Learn to gauge your knitting speed and set a timeline to achieve your goals. Used book in Good Condition. Explore an in-depth insight into a vast selection of yarns, preparations, spins, giving you the inside stories behind the most common fiber types, and ply combinations. Leaping Hare. An incredible value, this collection includes essential tools for efficient knitting and impressive results.

Seamless Knit Sweaters in 2 Weeks: 20 Patterns for Flawless Cardigans, Pullovers, Tees and More #ad - These patterns are easy to memorize for portable projects to knit on the go. If you’ve ever struggled to complete a pullover or been too intimidated to start a cardigan, these seamless, top-down designs will change the way you think about sweaters. Knit a sweater you’ll love for years to come in Just a Few Weeks!Marie Greene’s twenty gorgeous new patterns make knitting the sweater of your dreams a breeze.

Page street publishing Seamless Knit Sweaters Book. Captivating cables, cozy textures and fun stripes are made simple with Marie’s helpful tips. Princeton Architectural Press.

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Vogue® Knitting The Ultimate Knitting Book: Completely Revised & Updated

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Sixth&Spring Books L21698 #ad - It features an expanded library of cast-ons, entrelac, and bind-offs; in-depth sections on newly favorite techniques such as brioche, increases, socks, decreases, double knitting, and mosaic knitting; and design and construction chapters that go beyond just sweaters to encompass dozens of options for hats, mittens, gloves, and more than 25 shawl shapes.

Used book in Good Condition. Abrams. With updated, and fresh material throughout, revised, and more than 1, 600 photos and hand-drawn step-by-step illustrations, 65 additional pages, Vogue Knitting The Ultimate Knitting Book is surprisingly easy to navigate with thorough indexing and footnote cross-referencing.

From beginners needing to learn the very basics to seasoned knitters wanting a refresher on a complex technique, every knitter will cherish this guide for years to come. Comprehensive chapters cover lace and cabling, finishing, correcting errors, and provide even more Information than before on knitters' tools, embellishing, and garment care to give you a masterly understanding of every stage of knitting.

Vogue® Knitting The Ultimate Knitting Book: Completely Revised & Updated #ad - The past 15 years have seen many exciting advances in knitting, and this update encompasses them all. An essential addition to the knitter's bookshelf. Library journal starred reviewthe ultimate knitting reference, from the world’s most recognized knitting magazine, 600 color images and brand-new sections with techniques and designs!    First published in 1989, gets a thorough update—including 1, Vogue Knitting The Ultimate Knitting Book instantly became a beloved resource for knitters.

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Vanishing Fleece: Adventures in American Wool

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Harry N. Abrams #ad - Travel the country with her as she meets a flock of saxon merino sheep in upstate New York, visits a steamy Maine dyehouse, and learns how wool fleece is measured, baled, shipped, helps sort freshly shorn wool on a working farm, tours a scouring plant in Texas, and turned into skeins. In pursuit of the perfect yarn, genius inventors, she presents a behind-the-scenes look at the spinners, and her adventures from Maine to Wisconsin “the most knitterly state” and back again; along the way, scourers, Parkes describes a brush with the dangers of opening a bale they can explode, and crazy-complex mill machines that populate the yarn-making industry.

By the end of the book, you’ll be ready to set aside the backyard chickens and add a flock of sheep instead. A fast-paced account of the year clara parkes spent transforming a 676-pound bale of fleece into saleable yarn, dyers, and the people and vanishing industry she discovered along the way  Join Clara Parkes on a cross-country adventure and meet a cast of characters that includes the shepherds, our mills idle, and countless workers without whom our knitting needles would be empty, and our feet woefully cold.

Vanishing Fleece: Adventures in American Wool #ad - Princeton Architectural Press. Page street publishing seamless knit Sweaters In 2 Weeks Book- 20 patterns for flawless cardigans, tees, pullovers, and more. Lots of great projects packed into one little book. Used book in Good Condition. Explore an in-depth insight into a vast selection of yarns, giving you the inside stories behind the most common fiber types, spins, preparations, and ply combinations.

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