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When most people think of their grandmothers knitting, they might not immediately see the connection to a modern knitters life. But in My Grandmothers Knitting, Larissa Brown shows us that nothing could be further from the truth. Many of todays hippest and most popular knitters found their passion for knitting under the tutelage of their grandmother or another revered family member, and in this book, they share stories and patterns inspired by their memories and their gratitude. Among the 26 contributors to My Grandmothers Knitting are STC Craft authors Wendy Bernard (Custom Knits series), Teva Durham (Loop-d-Loop series), Norah Gaughan (Knitting Nature), Joan McGowan-Michael (Knitting Lingerie Style), and Leigh Radford (AlterKnits series and One More Skein) as well as many other popular designers such as Jared Flood, Cookie A., Ysolda Teague, Anne Hanson, Kay Gardiner, and Meg Swansen.

Praise for My Grandmother's Knitting:

“This is a pattern book with a twist. . . . Full of useful information and easy-to-knit garments, Custom Knits 2 is a good choice for knitters looking to adapt designs and venture into designing their own garments.” —Creative Knitting Magazine

“In [My Grandmothers Knitting], Brown weaves family stories and early knitting memories of her interview subjects into poignant evidence that todays knitters have a strong connection to the knitters who came before them.” —CraftSanity

“This is a thoroughly charming book . . . A heartfelt celebration of shared creativity.”

—Knitty.com

 "Wonderful family stories are shared by those such as Meg Swansen, Norah Gaughan, Kirsten Kapur and Kay Gardiner. The projects in this book, as you can imagine, with the star-studded lineup of designers, are a beautiful assortment of accessories and women's garments. The look and feel of this book is so inviting and beautiful, with lovely photography by Michael Crouser. In all ways, this book is a true work of art and heart." —Petite Purls

About the Author

Larissa Brown is the co-author of Knitalong: Celebrating the Tradition of Knitting Together (STC Craft, 2008). Her hand-knit designs have appeared in Knit.1 magazine, Knitty, and on her blog, Stitch Marker. She lives in Portland, Oregon.

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Charlene DiMiceli, January 1, 2012 (view all comments by Charlene DiMiceli)
Beautiful knitting projects and lovely stories about grandmothers, grandfathers, mothers and aunts who knit for and taught the children who would grow up to become the knitting designers we admire most. Lots of warm family love in this book!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781584799399
Subtitle:
Family Stories and Inspired Knits from Top Designers
Author:
Brown, Larissa Golden
Author:
Crouser, Michael
Author:
Brown, Larissa
Publisher:
Stewart, Tabori and Chang
Subject:
Knitting
Subject:
Crafts-Needlework
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20110901
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from P up to 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
100 full-color and black-and-white photo
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
7.75 x 8.25 in
Age Level:
up to 99

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