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The Knitter's Life List: To Do, to Know, to Explore, to Makeby Gwen Steege
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The Knitters Life List is a richly illustrated road map to more than 1,000 must-have experiences guaranteed to get any knitters needles clicking faster. Veteran knitter Gwen W. Steege has canvassed the knitting community to create this inspiring compilation, which includes amazing yarns to try; classic techniques to master; ground-breaking designers to know about; most-loved patterns to knit; knitting-related museums, movies, and books to enjoy; and much more. These are the experiences and events no knitter will want to miss.
Novices and masters alike can read about qiviut from the musk ox — and then check it off their list once theyve made something with that luxury fiber. They'll explore classic sweater designs and visit the yarn-friendliest cities. Theyll discover brave folks who delight in yarn-bombing; master intarsia; and even try spinning, weaving, dyeing, embroidery, and crochet.
With all of this irresistible content to devour, knitters will keep coming back for more challenges to take on — and check off from The Knitters Life List!
"This book strives to be a comprehensive guide to all things fiber for chicks with sticks, and guys, too. Steege (One-Skein Wonders), a fiberista for more than 50 years who raises her own sheep, gives a tour of how yarn makes it from a sheep's back to the sweater in the closet. Along the way are fascinating and informative side trips through the history of knitting, knitting techniques, and interviews with major knitting designers and teachers. The pictures and illustrations are both beautiful and informative and will inspire many projects. The novice knitter will find everything she needs to know-and more-about the basics, and the experienced knitter will discover new twists to the hobby. The appendix alone is worth the price of the book as it lists every major fiber festival, knitting guru, yarn manufacturer and pattern source mentioned in the book, complete with web addresses and contact information. This is a book the knitter will return to again and again. One can only pity the poor crocheters who must wait for their version. "
Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
About the Author
An avid knitter for more than 50 years, Gwen Steege also enjoys spinning wool from her Romney sheep, dyeing, and weaving. She is an editor at Storey Publishing and lives in Williamstown, Massachusetts.
Table of Contents
An Invitation to the Trip of a Lifetime
1 The Yarn Life List
2 The Know-How Life List
3 The Sweaters Life List
4 The Socks Life List
5 The Scarves & Shawls Life List
6 The Hats Life List
7 The Gloves & Mittens Life List
8 The Bags Life List
9 The Kids-Knit Life List
10 The Home Dec Life List
11 The Fiber-Lover's Life List
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