My Grandmother's Knitting: Family Stories and Inspired Knits

My Grandmother's Knitting: Family Stories and Inspired Knits

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When most people think of their 'grandmother's knitting,' they might not immediately see the connection to a modern knitter's life. But in "My Grandmother's Knitting", Larissa Brown shows us that nothing could be further from the truth - many of the hippest and most popular knitters today found their passion for knitting under the tutelage of their grandmother or another older family member, and in this book, they share their stories, patterns inspired by their memories, and their gratitude. Among the 24 contributors to "My Grandmother's Knitting" include STC Craft authors Wendy Bernard ("Custom Knits"), Teva Durham ("Loop-d-Loop series"), Norah Gaughan ("Knitting Nature and Comfort Knitting and Crochet: Afghans"), Joan McGowan-Michael ("Knitting Lingerie Style"), and Leigh Radford ("AlterKnits series" and "One More Skein") as well as such knitting-world sensations as Jared Flood, Cookie A., Ysolda Teague, Anne Hanson, and Kay Gardiner. Whereas this author's first book with STC, Knitalong, is about relationships between people who share a love of knitting but might know each other only on the Internet, "My Grandmother's Knitting" shines a light on family.
It celebrates the link between generations, and how our families make us the crafters and artists we are today.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 143 pages
  • 198 x 217 x 18mm | 670g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations, colour illustrations
  • 1584799390
  • 9781584799399
  • 182,520

About Larissa Brown

Larissa Brown is a writer, blogger and fibre artist. She's the author, together with her husband Martin John Brown, of Knitalong: Celebrating the Tradition of Knitting Together. Since 2002, she's written the blog Stitch Marker.
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Our customer reviews

I ordered this book on pre-order, as I had really enjoyed the author's first book "Knitalong: Celebrating the Tradition of Knitting Together". Unfortunately this book isn't as good as the first. It has a very interesting premise in that it tells stories of knitting and family history of featured knitters/designers. It falls short, however, of really providing a good read. The writing doesn't draw you in, and the stories seem to be over just as they begin. Some of the knitting patterns look good, and it's not a bad book - it's just not as good as the previous one by the same more
by Merinda
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