Knitlandia Book
Score: 2.5
From 3 Ratings

Knitlandia


  • Author : Clara Parkes
  • Publisher : Abrams
  • Release Date : 2016-02-16
  • Genre: Crafts & Hobbies
  • Pages : 164
  • ISBN 10 : 9781613129395

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Knitlandia Excerpt :

The renowned knitter and author of The Yarn Whisperer spins tales of a creative life enriched by world travel in this New York Times–bestselling memoir. In Knitlandia, Parkes invite readers and devoted crafters on excursions to be savored, through seventeen of her most memorable journeys across the globe. Her knitting adventures span from the fjords of Iceland to a cozy yarn shop in Paris’s thirteenth arrondissement. Also known for her PBS television appearances and hugely popular line of small-batch handcrafted yarns, Parkes weaves her personal blend of wisdom and humor into this eloquently volume that is part personal travel narrative and part cultural history, touching the heart of what it means to live creatively.

Vanishing Fleece Book
Score: 4
From 8 Ratings

Vanishing Fleece


  • Author : Clara Parkes
  • Publisher : Abrams
  • Release Date : 2019-10-01
  • Genre: Crafts & Hobbies
  • Pages : 194
  • ISBN 10 : 9781683356820

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Vanishing Fleece Excerpt :

The renowned knitter shares her year-long adventure through America’s colorful, fascinating—and slowly disappearing—wool industry. Join Clara Parkes as she ventures across the country to meet the shepherds, dyers, and countless workers without whom our knitting needles would be empty, our mills idle, and our feet woefully cold. Along the way, she encounters a flock of Saxon Merino sheep in upstate New York, tours a scouring plant in Texas, visits a steamy Maine dyehouse, helps sort freshly shorn wool on a working farm, and learns how wool fleece is measured, baled, shipped, and turned into skeins. In pursuit of the perfect yarn, Parkes describes a brush with the dangers of opening a bale (they can explode), and her adventures from Maine to Wisconsin (“the most knitterly state”) and back again. By the end of the book, you’ll be ready to set aside the backyard chickens and add a flock of sheep instead.

The Knitter s Book of Yarn Book
Score: 4.5
From 11 Ratings

The Knitter s Book of Yarn


  • Author : Clara Parkes
  • Publisher : Potter Craft
  • Release Date : 2011-02-02
  • Genre: Crafts & Hobbies
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307586988

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The Knitter s Book of Yarn Excerpt :

Not all yarns are alike. Some make our hearts and hands sing, some get the job done without much fanfare, and some cause nothing but frustration and disappointment. The gorgeous pair of socks that emerged from their first bath twice as long as when they went in. The delicate baby sweater that started pilling before it even came off the needles. 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. Now there is! With The Knitter’s Book of Yarn, you’ll learn how to unleash your inner yarn whisperer. In these pages, Clara Parkes provides in-depth insight into a vast selection of yarns, giving you the inside stories behind the most common fiber types, preparations, spins, and ply combinations used by large-scale manufacturers and importers, medium-sized companies, boutique dye shops, community spinneries, and old-fashioned sheep farms. 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. The next time you pick up a skein, you won’t have to wonder what to do with it. You’ll just know–the way any yarn whisperer would.

The Yarn Whisperer Book
Score: 3.5
From 3 Ratings

The Yarn Whisperer


  • Author : Clara Parkes
  • Publisher : Abrams
  • Release Date : 2013-09-03
  • Genre: Crafts & Hobbies
  • Pages : 170
  • ISBN 10 : 9781613125779

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The Yarn Whisperer Excerpt :

“In this charming series of linked essays,” the renowned knitter and author explores the meaning and importance of knitting in her life (Vogue Knitting). In The Yarn Whisperer, Clara Parkes offers reflections and stories from a lifetime of knitting through twenty-two captivating, poignant, and laugh-out-loud funny essays. Recounting tales of childhood and adulthood, family, friends, adventure, privacy, disappointment, love, and celebration, Parkes hits upon the universal truths that drive knitters to create. With surprising insight and wry humor, she draws clever parallels between life’s twists and turns what knitters see on their needles. Stockinette, ribbing, cables, even the humble yarn over can instantly evoke places, times, people, conversations, all those poignant moments that we’ve tucked away in our memory banks. Over time, those stitches form a map of our lives (From the preface).

A Stash of One s Own Book
Score: 4
From 5 Ratings

A Stash of One s Own


  • Author : Clara Parkes
  • Publisher : Abrams
  • Release Date : 2017-09-12
  • Genre: Crafts & Hobbies
  • Pages : 196
  • ISBN 10 : 9781683351627

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A Stash of One s Own Excerpt :

In this anthology from the author of The Yarn Whisperer, twenty-one devoted knitters examine a subject that is irresistible to us all: the yarn stash. Anyone with a passion has a stash, whether it is a collection of books or enough yarn to exceed several life expectancies. With her trademark wit, Clara Parkes brings together fascinating stories from all facets of stash-keeping and knitting life—from KonMari minimalist to joyous collector, designer to dyer, spinner to social worker, scholar to sheep farmer. Whether the yarn stash is muse, memento, creative companion, career guide, or lifeline in tough times, these deeply engaging stories take a fascinating look at why we collect, 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. Named one of the top ten lifestyle books for fall 2017 by Publisher’s Weekly.

The Knitter s Book of Socks Book
Score: 5
From 2 Ratings

The Knitter s Book of Socks


  • Author : Clara Parkes
  • Publisher : Potter Craft
  • Release Date : 2011-10-11
  • Genre: Crafts & Hobbies
  • Pages : 210
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307586803

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The Knitter s Book of Socks Excerpt :

A sock is a work of wonder. No other knitted garment has as many structural demands or endures as much wear and tear. The humble sock must defy gravity, suffer the confines of our shoes, and endure being trampled on all day long. All too often, the root cause of a sock's triumph or failure is the yarn itself. In The Knitter’s Book of Socks, Clara Parkes shows you how to knit socks from yarn up, following the sock yarn life cycle from its foundations to its final moments on a proud foot. By understanding a sock's basic needs—elasticity, strength, and moisture management—you’ll learn how to play with these tools like building blocks, confidently combining fiber, twist, ply, pattern, and clever stitch tricks to construct your perfect pair of socks. To help put these principles into practice, The Knitter’s Book of Socks also offers 20 fresh, original patterns from today’s sock-design luminaries, including Cookie A, Cat Bordhi, Ann Budd, Nancy Bush, Anne Hanson, and Melissa Morgan-Oakes. The socks presented here run the gamut from simple knit-and-purl combinations suitable for beginners to innovative designs with lush colorwork, swirling cables, and delicate lace. Understanding the elements of yarn is the first step on every successful sock knitting journey. With this book as your guide, you’ll learn how to make any sock yarn shine and love every pair of socks you knit.

The Girl Who Wrote in Silk Book
Score: 3.5
From 25 Ratings

The Girl Who Wrote in Silk


  • Author : Kelli Estes
  • Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2015-07-07
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9781492608349

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The Girl Who Wrote in Silk Excerpt :

A USA TODAY BESTSELLER! A historical novel inspired by true events, Kelli Estes's brilliant and atmospheric debut is a poignant tale of two women determined to do the right thing and the power of our own stories. The smallest items can hold centuries of secrets... Inara Erickson is exploring her deceased aunt's island estate when she finds an elaborately stitched piece of fabric hidden in the house. As she peels back layer upon layer of the secrets it holds, Inara's life becomes interwoven with that of Mei Lein, a young Chinese girl mysteriously driven from her home a century before. Through the stories Mei Lein tells in silk, Inara uncovers a tragic truth that will shake her family to its core—and force her to make an impossible choice. A touching and tender book for fans of Marie Benedict, Susanna Kearsley, and Duncan Jepson.

Knit 2 Socks in 1 Book

Knit 2 Socks in 1


  • Author : Safiyyah Talley
  • Publisher : Storey Publishing, LLC
  • Release Date : 2022-03-01
  • Genre: Crafts & Hobbies
  • Pages : 152
  • ISBN 10 : 9781635864083

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Knit 2 Socks in 1 Excerpt :

Socks continue to be a favorite project of knitters, but “single sock syndrome” — losing interest in knitting that second sock after the first one is done — is the perpetual dilemma.Knit 2 Socks in 1 introduces a distinctive new method that will appeal to sock knitters of all levels as the simplest, most accessible way yet developed to knit two socks at a time. This innovative technique begins with making the first sock’s cuff. The knitter can then relax and knit a long tube, which makes up the main body of both socks. With the help of a lifeline (scrap yarn that is threaded through stitches to hold them in place), the knitter can easily separate the long tube into two socks. The heels and toes are worked with a simple two-row repeat and are finished with a “hat closure,” a novice knitting technique often used to close the tops of hats. Much like choosing an alternate ending in a classic “Choose Your Own Adventure” book, the knitter can choose from 21 different sock styles, featuring a wide range of stitch patterns, design elements, levels of difficulty, and sizes ranging from child to adult. Knit 2 Socks in 1 is a tried-and-true sock-knitting technique that allows knitters from all backgrounds to join in on the fun. This publication conforms to the EPUB Accessibility specification at WCAG 2.0 Level AA.

Everyone Can Draw Book

Everyone Can Draw


  • Author : Barrington Barber
  • Publisher : Arcturus Publishing
  • Release Date : 2015-11-30
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9781784281588

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Everyone Can Draw Excerpt :

Barrington Barber takes as his starting point the belief that everyone - whatever their experience - can learn to draw well. A fresh and accessible book that will appeal to all those interested in learning to draw, or who wish to hone their skills.

The Knitter s Book of Wool Book

The Knitter s Book of Wool


  • Author : Clara Parkes
  • Publisher : Clarkson Potter
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre: Crafts & Hobbies
  • Pages : 207
  • ISBN 10 : 030735217X

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The Knitter s Book of Wool Excerpt :

Offers a guide to the most popular yarns, discussing the differences between breeds of sheep, the components of wool fiber, processing methods, and how to select the right wool for each project, along with twenty project patterns.

AlterKnit Stitch Dictionary Book
Score: 5
From 2 Ratings

AlterKnit Stitch Dictionary


  • Author : Andrea Rangel
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2017-08-08
  • Genre: Crafts & Hobbies
  • Pages : 168
  • ISBN 10 : 9780593327852

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AlterKnit Stitch Dictionary Excerpt :

Break the rules. Knit outside the lines! AlterKnit Stitch Dictionary takes an unexpected look at stranded colorwork with 200 new motifs. These non-traditional colorwork charts are perfect for the creative knitter looking to break away from the ordinary. Derived from graphic design elements, these fresh motifs include everything from geometric mountains, waves, and spirals to modern bikes, skulls, and sheep. Dive into stranded colorwork with confidence with a section on reading charts, working floats, and choosing colors. Learn how stranded colorwork can be used in design with five accompanying projects including mitts, cowls, and sweaters. Plus, use your imagination to modify, deconstruct, and combine the unique motifs to create your own designs. Be inspired to break the rules and use charts in creative ways with AlterKnit Stitch Dictionary.

Knitting Yarns  Writers on Knitting Book
Score: 3.5
From 4 Ratings

Knitting Yarns Writers on Knitting


  • Author : Ann Hood
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2013-11-11
  • Genre: Crafts & Hobbies
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9780393239492

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Knitting Yarns Writers on Knitting Excerpt :

This collection of essays from over twenty different authors, including Elizabeth Berg, Ann Patchett, Andre Dubus III and Sue Grafton, describes their passion for knitting, recalling their triumphs and disasters in their craft projects and lives. 30,000 first printing.

Knitting Comfortably Book

Knitting Comfortably


  • Author : Ann Budd
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2017-01-31
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 0692824901

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Knitting Comfortably Excerpt :

Modern knitters are faced with greater risk of musculoskeletal injury than knitters of a generation ago. This book explores risk factors that impact knitters' productivity, efficiency, and safety. Strategies for reducing risk of injury including early intervention and prevention are discussed. Methods for increased knitting efficiency and productivity are also explained.

Threads of Life Book
Score: 4.5
From 3 Ratings

Threads of Life


  • Author : Clare Hunter
  • Publisher : Sceptre
  • Release Date : 2019-02-07
  • Genre: Crafts & Hobbies
  • Pages : 279
  • ISBN 10 : 9781473687943

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Threads of Life Excerpt :

**SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER** **RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK** **WATERSTONES SCOTTISH BOOK OF THE MONTH** 'An astonishing feat' Christina Patterson, Sunday Times 'An inspiring and moving sideways look at history' Eithne Farry, Sunday Express An eloquent blend of history and memoir, Threads of Life is an evocative and moving book about the need we all have to tell our story. From political propaganda in medieval France to secret treason in Tudor England, from the mothers of the desaparecidos in Argentina to First World War soldiers with PTSD, from a POW camp in Singapore to a family attic in Scotland, Threads of Life is a global chronicle of identity, protest, memory and politics. Banner-maker, community textile artist and textile curator Clare Hunter chronicles the stories of the men and women, over centuries and across continents, who have used the language of sewing to make their voices heard, even in the most desperate of circumstances. 'A beautifully considered book... Clare Hunter has managed to mix the personal with the political with moving results.' TRACY CHEVALIER

Custom Socks Book

Custom Socks


  • Author : Kate Atherley
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2015-07-10
  • Genre: Crafts & Hobbies
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9781620337776

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Custom Socks Excerpt :

Whether you knit them toe-up or top-down, getting just the right fit on hand knit socks can be a major challenge! In Custom Socks, Kate Atherley sets out to teach knitters of all levels the skills and tools they need to understand sock fit, and to knit a pair of socks that fit properly. She calls on her years of experience as Knitty's Managing Technical Editor, where she has edited hundreds of sock patterns, to share this information in a way that is easy to understand with patterns that inspire. So go ahead and treat yourself to these 15 original sock patterns that are easily customizable and work with any needle configuration. Your feet will thank you!