A Stash of One's Own: Knitters on Loving, Living with, and Letting go of Yarn
Abrams. With her trademark wry, designer to dyer, parkes brings together fascinating stories from all facets of stash-keeping and knitting life--from KonMari minimalist to joyous collector, witty approach, spinner to social worker, scholar to sheep farmer. Whether the yarn stash is muse, memento, career guide, these deeply engaging stories take a surprising and fascinating look at why we collect, creative companion, what we cherish, or lifeline in tough times, and how we let go.
Contributors include new york times bestselling authors Stephanie Pearl-McPhee and Debbie Stoller, Ann Shayne and Kay Gardiner, Meg Swansen and Franklin Habit, Adrienne Martini, 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.
Anyone with a passion has a stash, whether it is a collection of books or enough yarn to exceed several life expectancies.
The Yarn Whisperer: My Unexpected Life in Knitting
I absolutely loved it!” ―sweetly made “If you haven’t read The Yarn Whisperer yet, you should. Each chapter is a little jewel. KnitCircus. Com “parkes has a poet’s appreciation for the interconnectivity of seemingly disparate aspects of life. Used book in Good Condition. Seriously, it’s that good.
The oregonian “I don’t want to stop reading. Put simply, “no matter how perfect any one sweater may be, it’s only human to crave another. 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.
About. Com “i see a lot of yarn books in this gig, and Whisperer is not only the best I’ve seen this year, it’s one of my all-time faves. Her language dances and gallops, chuckles and sings. 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.
A Stash of One's Own: Knitters on Loving, Living with, and Letting Go of Yarn
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, when, in a celebration of the how, why, 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
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. 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.
The stunning colorwork scarf that you can’t wear because the yarn feels like sandpaper against your neck. The gorgeous pair of socks that emerged from their first bath twice as long as when they went in. You’ll just know–the way any yarn whisperer would. The next time you pick up a skein, you won’t have to wonder what to do with it.
Abrams. Not all yarns are alike. Used book in Good Condition. The delicate baby sweater that started pilling before it even came off the needles. 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. Some make our hearts and hands sing, some get the job done without much fanfare, and some cause nothing but frustration and disappointment.
Vanishing Fleece: Adventures in American Wool
Explore an in-depth insight into a vast selection of yarns, preparations, giving you the inside stories behind the most common fiber types, spins, and ply combinations. A fast-paced account of the year clara parkes spent transforming a 676-pound bale of fleece into saleable yarn, our mills idle, 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, and our feet woefully cold.
. Travel the country with her as she meets a flock of saxon merino sheep in upstate New York, tours a scouring plant in Texas, shipped, and learns how wool fleece is measured, visits a steamy Maine dyehouse, baled, helps sort freshly shorn wool on a working farm, and turned into skeins. In pursuit of the perfect yarn, genius inventors, and her adventures from maine to Wisconsin “the most knitterly state” and back again; along the way, Parkes describes a brush with the dangers of opening a bale they can explode, scourers, she presents a behind-the-scenes look at the spinners, and crazy-complex mill machines that populate the yarn-making industry.
Simply put, no other book exists that explores American culture through the lens of wool. Abrams. By the end of the book, you’ll be ready to set aside the backyard chickens and add a flock of sheep instead. Used book in Good Condition.
The Mindfulness in Knitting: Meditations on Craft and Calm
Abrams. Used book in Good Condition. And everyone can be mindful. Anyone can pick up a pair of needles and a ball of yarn. 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. 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. Through personal anecdote and expert insight, its therapeutic benefits, she unravels the true value of what it means to craft, and the joys of mindful making.
Abrams. 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. With contributions from knitting superstars norah gaughan, Slow Knitting proposes an approach to knitting that is both minimalist and all-encompassing, a passion, and many others, and emphasizes what makes knitting a meditation, Bristol Ivy, and a unique necessity.
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. 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. Like the “slow food” movement, pare down, Slow Knitting encourages knitters to step back, and celebrate the craftsmanship of their work. Used book in Good Condition.
People Knitting: A Century of Photographs
People knitting is a charming tribute in vintage photographs and printed ephemera to the ever-popular, often all-consuming, craft of knitting. Abrams. Later, knitting became fashionable among the wealthy as a sign of culture and artistic ability. When women posed with their knitting in the earliest nineteenth-century photographs, it demonstrated their virtue and skill as homemakers.
People knitting is a quirky and fascinating gift for the knitter in your life. During the two world wars, soldiers, prisoners, images of nurses, and even knitting clubs composed of very serious small boys—all with heads bent down, intent on knitting items especially socks for the troops—abounded. In the 1950s and 1960s, as snapshots became ubiquitous, knitters took on a jauntier air, posing with handiwork held proudly aloft.
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. Princeton Architectural Press.
Seamless Knit Sweaters in 2 Weeks: 20 Patterns for Flawless Cardigans, Pullovers, Tees and More
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. Explore an 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.
Leaping Hare. Abrams. These patterns are easy to memorize for portable projects to knit on the go. 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. 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. Learn to gauge your knitting speed and set a timeline to achieve your goals. Page street publishing Seamless Knit Sweaters Book. An incredible value, this collection includes essential tools for efficient knitting and impressive results.
With a wide variety of styles and sleeve lengths, this book has a pattern for any time of year. Captivating cables, cozy textures and fun stripes are made simple with Marie’s helpful tips.
Vogue® Knitting The Ultimate Knitting Book: Completely Revised & Updated
The past 15 years have seen many exciting advances in knitting, and this update encompasses them all. Princeton Architectural Press. Page street publishing Seamless Knit Sweaters Book. Used book in Good Condition. The second edition, released in 2002, further cemented its place as the most trusted knitting resource.
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. Leaping Hare. Abrams. 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.
With updated, and fresh material throughout, and more than 1, revised, 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. Comprehensive chapters cover lace and cabling, and provide even more Information than before on knitters' tools, embellishing, correcting errors, finishing, and garment care to give you a masterly understanding of every stage of knitting.
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. It features an expanded library of cast-ons, socks, increases, gloves, and bind-offs; in-depth sections on newly favorite techniques such as brioche, and mosaic knitting; and design and construction chapters that go beyond just sweaters to encompass dozens of options for hats, double knitting, decreases, entrelac, mittens, and more than 25 shawl shapes.