A Passion for Knitting: Step-by-Step Illustrated Techniques, Easy Contemporary Patterns, and Essential Resources for Becoming Part of the World of Knitting

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Simon and Schuster, Jun 15, 2010 - Crafts & Hobbies - 288 pages
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The World of Knitting Right at Your Fingertips

More than a how-to book, A Passion for Knitting goes beyond teaching the craft and introduces readers to the culture of knitting. In Part I, you'll find fully illustrated instructions for learning stitches and mastering technique, presented with unprecedented clarity. They're so simple that you really can learn without a teacher. With this book in hand -- and no prior experience -- you will be able to knit a gorgeous sweater, scarf, or throw.

Next, Part II welcomes new knitters to the worldwide knitting community, exploring the myriad benefits this popular craft has to offer. This section, unique among all other guides, invites readers to

Tap into the power of knitting as a means of reducing stress and expressing creativity

Meet the design "gurus" and other stars of the knitting world

Discover opportunities for fellowship and networking with other knitters in clubs, conventions, and unique cultural fiber tours to countries ranging from England to Peru

Use their knitting skills to meaningfully support charities

Learn about the fashion trends in knitting from Trisha Malcolm, editor in chief of
Vogue Knitting

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Going beyond the standard how-to, this two-part book authoritatively covers both the basics and the culture of knitting, appealing to novices and experts alike. The book is well organized and thorough ... Read full review

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Page xiv - It is also true of devoted knitters that they immediately feel a connection and camaraderie when meeting a fellow knitter. There is a sense of trust that opens a door into conversation and often leads to deep, long-lasting friendships.

About the author (2010)

Nancy J. Thomas is editorial director at Lion Brand Yarn Company, the former editor of Vogue Knitting and Knitter's Magazine, the founding editor of Family Circle Knitting, and author of a nationally syndicated column called "The NeedleWorks." Nancy also coauthored Vogue Knitting: The Ultimate Knitting Book. She has appeared on television, including the Today show, to promote knitting and has hosted hand-knitting fashion shows around the country.

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