Synopses & Reviews
Author Melanie Falick traveled thousands of miles to create this inspiring and revealing portrait of knitters, spinners, dyers, and breeders of fiber-producing animals. With profiles of thirty-eight of this country's most fascinating artisans and farmers, plus more than thrity patterns for adult and child-sized garments that were diesigned especially for the book, Knitting in America is the most complete survey yet published on this vital art form in America.
Featured are such well-known designers as Deborah Newton of Providence, Rhode Island, Meg Swansen of Pittsville, Wisconsin, Nicky Epstein of New York City, and Priscilla Gibson-Roberts of Cedaredge, Colorado. The book also includes special features on locations such as a musk-oxen farm in Montana, a school in Detroit where children learn to knit before they learn to read, and a New Mexico yarn shop that supplies many of this country's top gallery artists with handspun, naturally dyed fibers. Rounding out the collection are profules of Barbara Walker and Mary Walker Phillips, grades dames whose contributions to the art and craft of knitting are, even now, echoed in the works of their younger followers.
The thirty-plus patterns in this book range in difficulty from basic to advanced and in style from traditional to contemporary. The patterns have been meticulously edited for clarity, and a complete list of mail-order sources is provided to ensure that the patterns can be executed to perfection.
MORE THAN 200 FULL-COLOR PHOTOGRAPHS
30 ORIGINAL PATTERNS
A portrait of knitters, dyers and breeders of fibre-producing animals all over the United States, which includes 30 original patterns for adult and child-sized garments. In addition, there are features on locations, such as a school in Detroit where children learn to knit before they learn to read.
Author Melanie Falick traveled thousands of miles to create Knitting in America,
an inspiring and revealing portrait of knitters, spinners, dyers, and breeders of fiber-producing animals. The most complete survey yet published on the scope and influence of this vital art form in America, the book profiles many of this country's most fascinating artisans and farmers, and features more than thirty original patterns for adult and child-sized garments designed especially for Knitting in America.
In addition to the designer profiles, the book includes special features on locations such as a musk-oxen farm in Montana, a school in Detroit where children learn to knit before they learn to read, and a New Mexico yarn shop that supplies many of this country's top gallery artists with handspun, naturally dyed fibers.
The thirty-plus patterns in the book range in difficulty from basic to advanced and in style from traditional to contemporary. The patterns are clear, the charts easy to read, and a complete listing of mail-order sources ensures that the patterns can be executed to perfection.
About the Author
Melanie Falick is a writer and editor with a passion for the textile arts and travel. Her writings on knitting and other subjects have appeared in Travel and Leisure, Vogue Knitting, Family Circle Knitting, Piecework, Knitters, Fiberarts, Rowan Knitting Magazine, and Bon Appétit. She is the co-author of Restaurant Lover's Companion. Chris Hartlove shoots portraits, photographic essays, and landscapes for Condé Nast Traveler, GQ, The Washington Post Magazine, Details, and Outside, among other magazines. He lives in Baltimore, Maryland.
Table of Contents
STITCH and SAIL: PENOBSCOT BAY KNITTING CRUISES
Penobscot Bay, Maine
New York, New York
Hastings-on-Hudson, New York
THE MAGIC OF MOREHOUSE FARM
Milan, New York
Wheeling, West Virginia
Providence, Rhode Island
BARBARA WALKER'S KNITTING LEGACY
Morristown, New Jersey
Taos, New Mexico
Albuquerque, New Mexico
SALLY FOX AND HER NATURALLY COLORED COTTONS
VALENTINA DEVINE'S CREATIVE FREEDOM
Los Alamos, New Mexico
Ranchos de Taos, New Mexico
LA LANA WOOLS AND TAOS VALLEY WOOL MILL
Taos, New Mexico
Canon, New Mexico
BIG SKY FIBER
Bitterroot Valley, Montana
Bainbridge Island, Washington
Salt Lake City, Utah
THE EXPERIMENTAL SPIRIT OF MARY WALKER PHILLIPS
San Diego, California
Cannon Beach, Oregon
TEACHING LITTLE FINGERS TO KNIT AT THE WALDORF SCHOOL
YVONNE UHLIANUK AT MOUNT BRUCE STATION
KAREN SEARLE: CELEBRATING KNITTING'S PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE
St. Paul, Minnesota
THE HAT PROJECT