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The Knitting Goddess: Finding the Heart and Soul of Knitting Through Instruction, Projects, and Stories
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Now available in paperback, this unique and creative book goes beyond the conventional how-to guides to get to the heart and soul of the craft. From Hollywood to fashion circles to knitting circles on college campuses across the country, knitting is the hippest new skill around and is practiced by millions of people. Combining the best of two great worlds, The Knitting Goddess consists of ten chapters, each offering a fascinating story of an ancient goddess, which is then applied to a basic knitting technique or simple pattern. Learn, for instance, about Isis, the mother goddess of Egypt, and knit a red stole that grants power to its wearer. Other stories and projects include Athene and a scarf called a smoke ring, Penelope and a warm beautiful sweater, and more. Wonderful for beginners as well as the more advanced knitter, this one-of-a-kind approach to knitting will teach readers not only how to master the craft, but will also entertain, inspire, and inform.
"This unusual book, part how-to and part inspirational, encourages the kind of community or solo thinking that imbues our lives with new directions — through a simple knit one, purl two." Booklist
A collection of stories featuring Native American Grandmother Spider, the Egyptian goddess Isis, and shepherdess Rachel present knitting techniques using various types of wool and projects to create.
Wonderful for beginners as well as more advanced knitters, this one-of-a-kind approach goes beyond conventional how-to guides to get to the heart and soul of knitting. As it teaches readers how to master the craft, "The Knitting Goddess" also entertains, inspires, and informs them with stories about knitting. A wealth of illustrated projects is included.
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