The Joy of Knitting

The Joy of Knitting

Texture, Color, Design, and the Global Knitting Circle

Book - 2001
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The craft of knitting continues to thrive, both as a way to produce unique, stylish, handcrafted garments, and as a practice of meditative solace in a stressful world. This lively, comprehensive book for the growing population of contemporary knitters is an invaluable guide to fiber quality, texture, color, and pattern resources. It provides a complete global overview, from the politics of knitting as economic opportunity in undeveloped areas to the communal pleasures of Internet knitting circles to the inspiring beauty of ethnic motif in mittens, scarves, socks, and other items. Lisa Myers profiles influential designers, celebrates the joys of knitting in solitude and the tactile pleaures of yarn, and provides patterns for projects including a Log Cabin Pillow, an "intellectually challenging" three-dimensional hat, a Mobius scarf, and even a Palm Pilot cover. Lisa Myers holds a Ph.D. in English literature and is the proprietor of Sophie's Yarns in Philadelphia.
Publisher: Philadelphia : Running Press, c2001.
ISBN: 9780762410606
Branch Call Number: 746.432 Mye 3701 1
Characteristics: 167 pages : illustrations
Alternative Title: Knitting


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Nov 18, 2010

Very few knitting patterns in this book, but this busy girl read it front to cover. Now I have lots of knitting lore to share at my knitting circles!

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