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Free Antique Knitting Books

Yup.  They exist. Now, before we get too far into this, I would like to unequivocally state that of my four favorite places on planet Earth, three are libraries.  Libraries are wonderful places, home of local knitting circles, knitting books (and other books), knitting magazines (and other magazines), knitting videos …

Book Review – Metropolitan Knits

Details Title: Metropolitan Knits: Chic Designs for Urban Style Author: Melissa Wehrle ISBN: 978-1-59668-778-3 (pbk.) Published: 2013 Interweave Press Summary A pattern collection emphasizing knitting on the urban edge.  Divided into three chapters entitled Heart of the City, Urban Bohemia, and City Gardens, featuring a well-rounded selection of patterns for …

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Book Review – Knits of Tomorrow

Details Title: Knits of Tomorrow: Toys and Accessories for your Retro-Future Needs Author: Sue Culligan ISBN-13: 978-1596688360 (pbk.) 2013 Interweave Press Summary A collection of patterns inspired by past advances in technology and science, e.g. sputnik, radio, reel-to-reel players, cassette tapes, robots, rockets, etc. Contents The book consists of twenty …

Book Review – No Sheep For You

Details Title: No Sheep for You: Knit happy with cotton, silk, linen, hemp, bamboo, and other delights Author: Amy R. Singer ISBN-13: 978-1-59668-012-8 (pbk.) 2007 Interweave Press Summary A guide to fibers (natural and synthetic) other than wool. Includes information on the kinds of fibers available, guidance on how to …

A Toroidal Knot - Imagine knitting this up with some icord!

A Saga & A Book Review

They sucked me in.  I had no choice.  It was the title: Making Mathematics with Needlework; Edited by Sarah-Marie Belcastro and Carolyn Yackel. And the cover.  Two knitted donuts accompanied by two wooden needles and two balls of yarn.  The symmetry and balance were head turning. Oh yes.  Those toruses …

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