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The immensely popular knitalong — an organized event where people knit together for a common goal — has only grown with the explosion of the Internet. Yesterday's wartime Red Cross sock drives have evolved into today's meet-ups at locales as diverse as cafes, state fairs, and major league ballparks, as well as international online gatherings; in fact, at any given time tens of thousands of people worldwide are involved in knitalongs, organized around a particular yarn, a favorite social cause, an intriguing project, a special event, or myriad other themes.

Authors Larissa Brown and Martin John Brown present an inspiring look at centuries of people knitting together, and why knitters find the interaction so meaningful and worthwhile. Along the way, they offer 20 projects especially suited for different types of knitalongs. The Barn Raising Quilt and the Traveling Scarf, for instance, call on individual knitters to collaborate on a single project; while the Pinwheel Blanket and the Meathead Hat encourage a community of knitters to improvise on the same pattern to come up with a variety of results. Also included is essential information about finding, joining, and starting knitalongs.

Hundreds of knitters participated in the knitalongs hosted by the authors as part of their research, and this book will inspire thousands more to get involved in the knitalong movement. The only book that celebrates this tradition of community and purpose, Knitalong is sure to have a powerful impact.

About the Author

Larissa Brown is a writer and fiber artist whose artwork has been featured in Fiberarts and Knit.1 magazines and exhibited in New York, Seattle, Boston, and her hometown of Portland, Oregon. See her art at larissabrown.net and read her blog at larissmix.typepad.

Martin John Brown is a freelance writer whose work has appeared in MAKE, Sierra, Air & Space/Smithsonian, and American Spirit. Together Larissa and Martin wrote the business book Demystifying Grant Seeking.

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Elaine, June 16, 2009 (view all comments by Elaine)
This is a wonderful knitting book for both the beginner and the experienced knitter. A knitalong happens when a group of knitters work on the same project either communally or individually. The book contains 21 projects ranging from scarfs, mittens and hats, to full-sized afghans. The idea is to get together with a group of other knitters and all start on the project at roughly the same time and give each other moral support or help. You can either be together physically or joined by the internet.

A couple of the projects, especially the Barn Raising Quilt and Olive's Afghan are modular and suitable for a group of people to work on together. A group of us got together and made the afghan as a wedding gift for a friend. It was an especially wonderful gift since it is gorgeous and so many of us worked on it together in the spirit of the old quilting circles. The couple loved it, even more so since we had all put our love into it.

A number of groups I know are doing Barn Raising Quilts as fundraisers to be auctioned off for their favorite charity.

There really is not a clunker in the book. Just about every project is interesting (well maybe one or two are not my cup of tea) but it is a really nice book.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781584796657
Subtitle:
Celebrating the Tradition of Knitting Together
Author:
Larissa Brown and Martin John Brown
Photographer:
Crouser, Michael
Author:
Crouser, Michael
Author:
Brown, Larissa Golden
Author:
Brown, Martin John
Author:
Brown, Larissa
Publisher:
Stewart, Tabori and Chang
Subject:
Knitting
Subject:
Knitters (Persons)
Subject:
Needlework - Knitting
Subject:
General Crafts & Hobbies
Subject:
Crafts-Needlework
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
April 2008
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 8 up to 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
125 Color Photos
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
7.75 x 8.50 in
Age Level:
from 13 up to 99

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