Later, knitting became fashionable among the wealthy as a sign of culture and artistic ability. People knitting is a quirky and fascinating gift for the knitter in your life. During the two world wars, and even knitting clubs composed of very serious small boys—all with heads bent down, images of nurses, prisoners, soldiers, intent on knitting items especially socks for the troops—abounded.
No Idle Hands: The Social History of American KnittingBallantine Books #ad - . And through it all, we see how knitting has played an important part in the way society has viewed women—and how women have viewed themselves. This book will intrigue needlewomen and students of domestic history alike. The washington Post Book World. Vivid. Here is the colonial woman for whom idleness was a sin, who enjoyed the pleasure of knitting while visiting with friends; the war wife eager to provide her man with warmth and comfort, and her Victorian counterpart, and the modern woman busy creating fashionable handknits for herself and her family.
Assembled from articles in magazines, and photographs from each period, illustrations, newspaper clippings and other primary sources, knitting brochures, and featuring reproductions of advertisements, No Idle Hands capture the texture of women’s domestic lives throughout history with great wit and insight.
No Idle Hands: The Social History of American Knitting #ad - Colorful and revealing. In no idle hands, macdonald considers how the necessity—and the pleasure—of knitting has shaped women’s lives. Macdonald examines each phase of American history and gives us a clear and compelling look at life, then and now. Fascinating.
A Stash of One's Own: Knitters on Loving, Living with, and Letting Go of YarnAbrams Press #ad - With her trademark wry, parkes brings together fascinating stories from all facets of stash-keeping and knitting life--from KonMari minimalist to joyous collector, spinner to social worker, witty approach, designer to dyer, scholar to sheep farmer. Whether the yarn stash is muse, creative companion, memento, these deeply engaging stories take a surprising and fascinating look at why we collect, career guide, or lifeline in tough times, what we cherish, and how we let go.
Contributors include new york times bestselling authors Stephanie Pearl-McPhee and Debbie Stoller, Adrienne Martini, Ann Shayne and Kay Gardiner, Meg Swansen and Franklin Habit, and a host of others. 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.
Yarn Substitution Made Easy: Matching the Right Yarn to Any Knitting PatternLark Crafts #ad - But even similar products might yield different results, size, altering structure, and texture. Ten projects offer case studies of yarn substitution in action; each finished project shows suitable alternatives and reveals how yarn choice affects every aspect of the item. Now, trusted knitwear designer and teacher Carol J.
Sulcoski provides solutions to this common conundrum, offering a wealth of information. She explains what characteristics to consider when substituting yarn, and gives guidance on calculating the quantity of yarn you'll need and how to evaluate your swatches. When beginning a project, every knitter confronts the question: “What yarn should I use?” The answer can be complicated.
Yarn Substitution Made Easy: Matching the Right Yarn to Any Knitting Pattern #ad - Sometimes the recommended brand is unavailable or too expensive—or you’d rather use extra yarn from your stash. An in-depth guide to choosing the right yarn for your project—including 10 patterns that explore how different yarns affect the outcome of your final product.
Faerie Knitting: 14 Tales of Love and MagicAdams Media #ad - Seamlessly woven into the plot of each tale is a magical garment or accessory inspired by the bravery and self-reliance of the tale’s heroine and brought to life through an imaginative and bespoke knit pattern. It is no mistake that we describe storytelling as knitting a tale, or weaving a story, or spinning a yarn.
Alice hoffman, from the introduction of Faerie Knitting Featuring fourteen original fairy tales, Faerie Knitting is an entrancing collection of stories of love and loss, trust and perseverance. Presented in an elegant linen case with foil accents that evoke the fairy tale tradition, Faerie Knitting is a rare gift for creators—and lovers—of magic.
From the blue heron shawl and the love never Ending Cowl, to the Three Wishes Mittens and Amulet Necklace, each project is as wearable as it is magical. How fairy tales are told and remembered has a great deal in common with knitting traditions. Lush, atmospheric photography captures the enchanted faerie domain while beautifully rendered charts and instructions are well suited for beginner and advanced knitters alike.
Faerie Knitting: 14 Tales of Love and Magic #ad - From new york times bestselling author alice hoffman and master knitter Lisa Hoffman comes Faerie Knitting, a magical melding of words and yarn where the ordinary is turned into the extraordinary and where imagination becomes creation. The magic of storytelling and the magic of knitting—woven together in 14 original patterns inspired by each story.
Knitlandia: A Knitter Sees the WorldSTC Craft/A Melanie Falick Book #ad - Whether you’ve committed to exploring your own wanderlust or are an armchair traveler curled up in your coziest slippers, tears, Knitlandia is sure to inspire laughter, and maybe some travel plans of your own. 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 down-to-earth guide that is part personal travel narrative and part cultural history, touching the heart of what it means to live creatively.
A new york times bestseller knitting aficionado and notable artisan Clara Parkes delves into her storied travels with this inspiring and witty memoir on a creative life enriched by her adventures around the world. In knitlandia, she takes readers along on 17 of her most memorable journeys across the globe over the last 15 years, with stories spanning from the fjords of Iceland to a cozy yarn shop in Paris’s 13th arrondissement.
Knitlandia: A Knitter Sees the World #ad - Join parkes as she ventures to locales both foreign and familiar in chapters like: chasing a legend in taosglass, oregonautumn on the hudson: The New York Sheep & Wool FestivalCashmere Dreams and British Breeds: A Last-Minute Visit to Edinburgh, crocheters, Scotland Fans of travel writing, designers, and fiber artists alike, Grass, and the Power of Place: Tacoma, as well as knitters, WashingtonA Thing for Socks and a Very Big Plan: Portland, will enjoy the masterful narrative in these intimate tales from a life well crafted.
Building on the success of the yarn whisperer, Parkes’s rich personal essays invite readers and devoted crafters on excursions to be savored, from a guide who quickly comes to feel like a trusted confidante.
Slow Knitting: A Journey from Sheep to Skein to StitchAbrams #ad - In five chapters centered around the tenets of slow knitting—sourcing carefully, thinking environmentally, experimenting fearlessly, making thoughtfully, and exploring openly—Hannah Thiessen challenges knitters of all skill levels to view their practice in a new way. With contributions from knitting superstars norah gaughan, a passion, Bristol Ivy, and emphasizes what makes knitting a meditation, and many others, Slow Knitting proposes an approach to knitting that is both minimalist and all-encompassing, and a unique necessity.
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. Like the “slow food” movement, pare down, Slow Knitting encourages knitters to step back, and celebrate the craftsmanship of their work.
Things I Learned From Knitting: ...whether I wanted to or notStorey Publishing, LLC #ad - Beginning is easy, continuing is hard” takes on a new meaning to the knitter who has five projects going, but wants to start another. The next time you drop a stitch, try, take a cue from this insightful collection and remember, “if at first you don’t succeed, try again. ” . You’ll laugh with pearl-mcphee as she realizes that “babies grow” after spending nights knitting a now-too-small sweater.
With a knitter’s perspective, Stephanie Pearl-McPhee describes the astonishing wisdom and hard-to-swallow truths that are embedded in everyday clichés.
Japanese Knitting Stitch Bible: 260 Exquisite Patterns by Hitomi ShidaTuttle Publishing #ad - Instructions and diagrams for a series of small projects offer practice working with large patterns, lacy patterns, pattern arrangement and round yokes among other things. The knitting projects include: a classic hat made using large patterns an elegant scarf in lacy patterns The ever-popular fingerless mittens Thick socks that can be made using various patterns A feminine collar using round stitching And much more! Japanese Knitting Stitch Bible represents a whole new adventure for knitters and is sure to become a valued reference for beginning knitters and experts alike.
Shida's strikingly original designs and variations on every imaginable classic stitch result in intricate patterns that form the basis for beautiful and unique knitted fashions. In the japanese knitting Stitch Bible knitting guru Hitomi Shida shares some of her favorite needlework patterns. This is the perfect book for the experienced knitter who is looking for new stitches that yield spectacular results! This Japanese knitting book features a wide range of rewarding and intricate stitches including: cables popcorn stitches twisted stitches edgings and many more…A set of detailed, step-by-step diagrams show you how to execute all the basic stitches.
Coffeehouse Knits: Knitting Patterns and Essays with Robust FlavorInterweave #ad - The jolt of inspiration every knitter needs! Inspired by the ritual of sipping and stitching, Coffeehouse Knits is a stimulating collection of knitwear with an extra shot of something special. Whether you're joining friends at the coffee shop for community knitting or you're home enjoying the first cup of the day, perk up your knitting with: • 20 patterns that range in skill level from advanced beginner to intermediate--macchiato to espresso.
Simple touches evoke the idea of everyone's favorite drink, from steaming swirls around a sweater yoke to coffee bean inspired motifs. Stirring essays from knitters explore community, connection, and caffeine. Pour yourself another cup and settle in with Coffeehouse Knits.
At Knit's End: Meditations for Women Who Knit Too MuchStorey Publishing, LLC #ad - The tangled life of the knitter is the subject of inspired nuttiness in 300 tongue-in-cheek meditations from the Yarn Harlot, Stephanie Pearl-McPhee. At knit’s end captures the wickedly funny musings of someone who doesn’t believe it’s possible to knit too much and who willingly sacrifices sleep, work, family, and sanity in order to keep doing it.
Covering everything from the deadly “second sock syndrome” to a pile of yarn so big it can hide a washing machine, this hilarious collection will have knitters in stitches! .