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Knitlandia

Knitlandia
  • Author : Clara Parkes
  • Publisher : Abrams
  • Release : 16 February 2016
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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. 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. In Knitlandia, she takes readers along on 17 of her most memorable

Vanishing Fleece

Vanishing Fleece
  • Author : Clara Parkes
  • Publisher : Abrams
  • Release : 01 October 2019
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A fast-paced account of the year Clara Parkes spent transforming a 676-pound bale of fleece into saleable yarn, 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, dyers, and countless workers without whom our knitting needles would be empty, our mills idle, and our feet woefully cold. Travel the country with her as she meets a flock of Saxon Merino sheep

The Yarn Whisperer

The Yarn Whisperer
  • Author : Clara Parkes
  • Publisher : Abrams
  • Release : 03 September 2013
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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 In The Yarn Whisperer: Reflections on a Life in Knitting, renowned knitter and author Clara Parkes ponders the roles knitting plays in her life via 22 captivating, poignant, and laugh-out-loud funny essays. Recounting tales of childhood and adulthood, family, friends,

A Stash of One's Own

A Stash of One's Own
  • Author : Clara Parkes
  • Publisher : Harry N. Abrams
  • Release : 12 September 2017
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From New York Times bestselling knitting writer Clara Parkes, comes a new collection of essays and stories drawn from the yarn-loving, stash-collecting, close-knit community of knitters. This addictive-to-read anthology celebrates 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." Consider contributions from knitting and teaching luminaries, including: Stitch 'n Bitch co-founder Debbie Stoller Meg Swansen, daughter of master knitter Elizabeth Zimmermann Knitting blogger and author Susan B.

The Knitter's Book of Yarn

The Knitter's Book of Yarn
  • Author : Clara Parkes
  • Publisher : Potter Craft
  • Release : 02 February 2011
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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

Knitknacks

Knitknacks
  • Author : Kari Cornell
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release : 26 January 2021
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Taking a light-hearted approach to the art that keeps us in stitches, this nimble little book is filled with comical stories and words of wisdom, providing a humorous glimpse into the world of knitting. With laugh-out-loud tales of the allure of yarn, suggestions for the best places to knit (An ice shanty on a Minnesota lake, perhaps? Or maybe on the back of a motorcycle?), and the tell-tale signs of yarn-collecting spinning out of control, this nifty work is illustrated

The Knitter's Book of Wool

The Knitter's Book of Wool
  • Author : Clara Parkes
  • Publisher : Potter Craft
  • Release : 02 February 2011
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In this complete guide to wool - the most popular yarn around - passionate wool expert Clara Parkes translates the vast world of sheep and their wool into the language and context of knitting. What is wool? Clara starts with the fundamentals: what wool is made of, how it gets off the sheep, and how it is transformed from a jumbled mass of dirty fluff into a gorgeous yarn that so tempts us at our local yarn stores. Who makes

The Knitter's Book of Socks

The Knitter's Book of Socks
  • Author : Clara Parkes
  • Publisher : Clarkson Potter
  • Release : 26 January 2021
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A full-color array of 20 original yarn-appropriate sock patterns includes ideas from today's top sock designers. By the author of The Knitter's Book of Yarn.

Knitting Comfortably

Knitting Comfortably
  • Author : Ann Budd
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release : 31 January 2017
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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.

The Knitter's Life List

The Knitter's Life List
  • Author : Gwen W. Steege
  • Publisher : Storey Publishing
  • Release : 21 October 2011
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Knit a traditional gansey sweater with indigo yarn. Tour a spinning mill. Discover five ways to cast on for socks. Meet your personal knitting hero. The Knitter’s Life List is a richly illustrated compilation of 1,001 experiences and adventures that devout knitters won’t want to miss. You’ll find classic techniques to master, time-honored patterns to try, unusual yarns to work with, museums to see, books to read, and much more. Get inspired and live the knitting life of

Knitting Memories

Knitting Memories
  • Author : Lela Nargi
  • Publisher : Voyageur Press
  • Release : 10 November 2010
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DIVSometimes it is a cherished knitted item that starts a story, sometimes the quest for another skein of the perfect yarn, and sometimes the way knitting is worked into a memory. There's a reason a "yarn" might be a tale or a thread, drawing us along - as these knitters do with their stories of the knitter’s art. Raveling or unraveling, knitters such as Lily Chin, Betty Christiansen, Teva Durham, Clara Parkes, Caroline Herzog, and Lela Nargi take us

Slow Knitting

Slow Knitting
  • Author : Hannah Thiessen
  • Publisher : Abrams
  • Release : 10 October 2017
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Like the “slow foodâ€? movement, Slow Knitting encourages knitters to step back, pare down, and celebrate the craftsmanship of their work. In five chapters centered around the tenets of slow knitting—sourcing carefully, making thoughtfully, thinking environmentally, experimenting fearlessly, and exploring openly—Hannah Thiessen challenges knitters of all skill levels to view their practice in a new way. Each chapter contains explorations of fiber types; profiles of well-known yarn types, makers, and yarn suppliers; and garment patterns inspired by the

Legends of the Samurai

Legends of the Samurai
  • Author : Hiroaki Sato
  • Publisher : Abrams
  • Release : 06 March 2012
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In Legends of the Samurai, Hiroaki Sato confronts both the history and the legend of the samurai, untangling the two to present an authentic picture of these legendary warriors. Through his masterful translations of original samurai tales, laws, dicta, reports, and arguments accompanied by insightful commentary, Sato chronicles the changing ethos of the Japanese warrior from the samurai's historical origins to his rise to political power. A fascinating look at Japanese history as seen through the evolution of the samurai,

Brave New Knits

Brave New Knits
  • Author : Julie Turjoman
  • Publisher : Rodale Books
  • Release : 31 August 2010
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Brave New Knits by Julie Turjoman, cofounder of Ravelry.com is the first book to celebrate the convergence of traditional hand-knitting and modern technology. The Internet has made it possible for the knitting community to connect through photos, pattern-sharing, and blogs that document the knitting projects and passions of dozens of designers and enthusiasts. With a Foreword written by Jessica Marshall Forbes, co-founder of Ravelry.com, Brave New Knits includes 26 must-have garment and accessory patterns, all gorgeously photographed by knitting

Not tonight Darling, I'm Knitting

Not tonight Darling, I'm Knitting
  • Author : Betty Hosegood
  • Publisher : David & Charles
  • Release : 06 September 2006
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Knitting anecdotes, advice about materials, and a host of celebrity knitters are featured in an entertaining handbook that will inspire knitters everywhere to pick up their needles and join the fun.