Fast Knits Fat Needles
by Sally Harding
No time to knit a sweater? Now whipping up a sweater, scarf, rug, pillow, throw, bag, or backpack takes just a few hours instead of a few days. The secret? Fat needles. Really fat needles. Each fun project teaches a new technique, including chained edgings, textured seed stitch, beaded tassels, buttonholes, yarn twisting, rag knitting with strips of fabric, and more.
KnitLit: Sweaters and their Stories . . . and Other Writing about Knitting
by Linda Roghaar
Knitting offers a camaraderie, a society of women and men who converse in a language all their own, flock to yarn stores with religious devotion, and can recite the time and place where they first learned to purl. These feelings are what "KnitLit" is all about. In this charming collection of stories, essays, anecdotes, and recollections, knitters of every “color” celebrate their hobby and share with you the joy it brings into their lives.
Knitting Through It: Inspiring Stories for Times of Trouble
by Lela Nargi
The pieces collected in this book -- some by contemporary writers like Donna Druchunas and Sherri Wood, others excerpted from the WPA's Federal Writers Project -- tell stories of knitting through adversity as widespread as war or the Great Depression, as personal as political anxiety, as unyielding as a prison term, and as tenacious as the hardships endured by the Native American community over centuries. Men and women, young and old, rural and urban, white and black -- their knitting narratives are poignant, often lyrical, rich with personal and cultural history and vivid imagery.
Sweater Quest: My Year of Knitting Dangerously
by Adrienne Martini
As a working mother of two, Martini wanted a challenge that would make her feel in charge. So she decided to make the Holy Grail of sweaters -- her own Mary Tudor, whose mind-numbingly gorgeous pattern is so complicated to knit that its mere mention can hush a roomful of experienced knitters. And so she took on the challenge: one year, two needles, and countless knits and purls to conquer Mary Tudor while also taking care of her two kids, two cats, two jobs, and (thankfully) one husband-- without unraveling in the process.
The Joy of Knitting: Texture, Color, Design, and the Global Knitting Circle
by Lisa R. Myers
This lively, comprehensive book for the growing population of contemporary knitters is an invaluable guide to fiber quality, texture, color and pattern resources. It provides a complete global overview, from the politics of knitting as economic opportunity in undeveloped areas to the communal pleasures of Internet knitting circles to the inspiring beauty of ethnic motif in mittens, scarves, socks, and other items.
The Knitting Way: A Guide to Spiritual Self-Discovery
by Linda Skolnik
What can you learn about yourself through your knitting? What deeper symbolism lies behind the loops and patterns that you create? How can this simple activity help you make your way down a spiritual path? Delve into these questions and more in this imaginative book that will become your spiritual friend, your teacher and your sanctuary. Follow the knitting journeys of the authors and other knitters to discover how they have used their knitting to explore and strengthen their spiritual selves, and how you can do the same.