[Reading] ➸ Knitting in America Author Melanie Falick – Dailytradenews.co.uk

Knitting in America chapter 1 Knitting in America, meaning Knitting in America, genre Knitting in America, book cover Knitting in America, flies Knitting in America, Knitting in America 6a005859ed68b 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 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 FibersThe 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

10 thoughts on “Knitting in America

  1. says:

    I m conflicted about how to rate this book because it is lovingly compiled and lavishly illustrated and spans all of American history, from Jamestown to art knitting today How can I be so hard hearted as to give only three stars to a book with a pattern for the very first knitted hat of North America Yet, for all the facts that the author musters for every chapter, it s so very hard to read and to get new insights about knitting in the context of American culture because the facts aren t digested by the author There s no narrative You just can t sit down and read it cover to cover it s a matter of dropping in to learn a little about this era, a sidebar about this person, look at the pictures, consider whether a historical pattern is worth trying they are a big sketchy on the details, and intimidating I like the book but cannot love it.

  2. says:

    I liked looking through the pictures in this book There were some pretty cool patterns The photos throughout were interesting and showcased the knitted items well The patterns were fun and colorful, but I didn t find anything I wanted to knit, though I d probably still recommend to others Taken from my book reviews blog

  3. says:

    Just a good coffee table type book Lots of fun information and pictures Great read for those that like to read about knitting as much as knitting itself

  4. says:

    History mixed with knitting patterns with an American theme.Lots of colorful sweaters, cardigans for men, women and children, but again, it feels like 1970s to 1990 s style cables and color work Nothing that I would make for myself, but I like simple vintage 1920 s to 1950 s styles This is really for people that like to color charts and complicated patterns where you ll have to concentrate.223 pages and large format hardback book full of colorful pictures and a cute chapter where they teach children to knit in school what a great idea.3 stars

  5. says:

    I didn t know what this book was about when I requested it through the library It is made up of two page profiles of various women in America who are related to knitting through breeding animals for wool, breeding cotton, and or designing patterns it was fascinating though discouraging to read about their lives and how they approached their work.

  6. says:

    A good capsule of the era and an introduction to the career beginnings of some of our most well known knitwear designers Am going to be rereading and studying this in depth after the first quick run through, for hints and detailed instructions.

  7. says:

    My Aunt Katy is in this book

  8. says:

    Even though this book is outdated, the stories and knitting are wonderful.

  9. says:

    Many of my knitting books sit on the shelf getting dusty, but this one is a visual delight It never fails to inspire me to grab the sticks and string.

  10. says:

    A review of knitting designers and gifted knitters across America along with gorgeous but difficult patterns.Worth a read just to see the patterns and the height of knitting design.

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