Stephanie Pearl-McPhee Casts Off: The Yarn Harlot's Guide to the Land of Knitting

Stephanie Pearl-McPhee Casts Off: The Yarn Harlot's Guide to the Land of Knitting

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By (author) Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, Read by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee

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  • Publisher: Findaway World
  • Format: Mixed media product
  • Dimensions: 117mm x 198mm x 30mm | 159g
  • Publication date: 1 September 2008
  • ISBN 10: 1606405268
  • ISBN 13: 9781606405260
  • Edition: Unabridged
  • Edition statement: Unabridged

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Anyone who thinks knitting is for little old ladies hasn’t met the Harlot. In her latest book—successor to her previous bestsellers At Knit’s End, Knitting Rules!, and Yarn Harlot: The Secret Life of a Knitter—Stephanie Pearl-McPhee journeys deep into the land of those who are obsessed with yarn, needles, and what’s on their needles now. Using a travel guide format, she acts as tour guide extraordinaire, describing and critiquing every aspect of this territory she knows so well: its people (young and old, male and female), familiar phrases (“purl this, darn that”), strange beliefs, currency (skein trading), etiquette, holidays (any sale day at the local yarn shop), and customs. She notes important dates in knitting history and celebrates unsung knitting heroes, from the samurai warriors of Japan to the “Terrible Knitters of Dent.” And, while the land of knitting is a mostly peaceful place, it does have its controversies, such as the acrylic vs. natural fibers and circular vs. straight needles debates, which Pearl-McPhee visits with relish and glee.

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