Knit, Purl, See the World

Knitlandia: A Knitter Sees the World, by Clara Parkes, (STC Craft/A Melanie Falick Book), 160 pages, release date 16 February, 2o16

I love knitting, but sometimes I’m not ready to pick up a new project—or an old one. Then I love leafing through books that are knitting-related. Clara Parkes is the author of two of my favorite information/pattern knitting books: The Knitter’s Book of Yarn and The Knitter’s Book of Wool. Even if you’re a long-time knitter, reading one of these will probably double your overall fibre knowledge.

Knitlandia doesn’t have any patterns, but that’s not the point. Parkes is a knitting writer; she’s also a knitting instructor who’s given workshops world-wide. When your brain feels too full for another exposition on double-knitting or a discussion of U.S. vs. British vs. German needle sizes or a debate about “true” lace, but you need a knitting fix—stat!—this is the book for you. Reading Parkes is like sitting with a good friend as she tells you detailed, heart-warming, hilarious tales about her world travels. Plus knitting!

Knitlandia will have you planning your own knitting expeditions: to wool festivals, wool mills, and wool workshops. Pick it up when you need a burst of good knitting mojo,but aren’t ready to cast anything new on yet.

February 18 2016 05:46 am | Uncategorized

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