AwareKnits: Knit & Crochet Projects for the Eco-conscious Stitcher

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Sterling Publishing Company, Inc., 2009 - Crafts & Hobbies - 128 pages
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The fiber world is all abuzz about sustainable yarns and alternative materials, and AwareKnits jumps on this trend with a socially conscious approach to knitting and crochet.

Knitting superstar Vicikie Howell and activist-knitter Adrienne Armstrong present a groundbreaking volume that’s part pattern book and part crafty call to action. They offer 31 stylish projects that use a variety of "green” yarns, including ones from soy, corn, and hemp.

 

 

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Contents

U ii C o u 8 Introduction
8
For the Body
11
Neck of the Woods
13
Polar
15
Wrist Factor
19
PashGreena
22
Camisoul
25
Solar Sweetie
28
For the Home
73
Greenhouse
75
Global Warmth
77
AlterEco
81
Extra Eco
85
Sari Charlie
87
Animal Planet
91
Green Peace
95

Greensleeves
31
Capelet Crusader
35
Cloud Cover
39
REbooty
41
TiePhoon
45
Cardigan Neutral
47
Nature Walk
51
Nature Calls
55
Waste Not Want
59
Rainforest Wrapper
62
Circumpolar Scarves
65
Ice Core
68
Community Awareness
70
Au Natural
97
Tree Hugger
100
Simple Clean
104
BuyLocally
107
Save the Tees
110
Swatch to Watch
113
Basic Techniques
115
Credits 124 Acknowledgments
124
About the Authors
125
Knitting and Crochet Abbreviations
126
Resources
127
Index
128
Copyright

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About the author (2009)

VICKIE HOWELL is a self-proclaimed crafty grrrl. In an effort to mobilize the feminist-based knitting movement, she founded successful chapters of the irreverent but socially conscious knitting group Stitch ’n Bitch in Los Angeles and Austin. Vickie was the host of DIY’s Knitty Gritty and has written three books for Sterling and one for Lark: New Knits on the Block; Not Another Teen Knitting Book; Knit Aid; and Pop Goes Crochet!.

 

Co-author ADRIENNE ARMSTRONG is a knitter, environmentalist, and owner of the sustainable living shop The Atomic Garden in Oakland, California. 

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