No idle hands: the social history of American knitting

Front Cover
Ballantine Books, Aug 12, 1988 - Crafts & Hobbies - 484 pages
40 Reviews
Examines the history of the nation from the perspective of women and knitting, tracing the changes in day-to-day life and in women's roles in society from colonial times to the present

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
8
4 stars
17
3 stars
14
2 stars
1
1 star
0

Review: No Idle Hands: The Social History of American Knitting

User Review  - Goodreads

I know this book would bore most people, but I took my time and really enjoyed it. It was fascinating to see the social history of knitting and to understand how we came to be where we are today. I ... Read full review

Review: No Idle Hands: The Social History of American Knitting

User Review  - Patti - Goodreads

I know this book would bore most people, but I took my time and really enjoyed it. It was fascinating to see the social history of knitting and to understand how we came to be where we are today. I ... Read full review

Contents

Colonial Knitters
3
Knitting for Liberty
26
Knitting in the Circle of Domesticity
44
Copyright

13 other sections not shown

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (1988)

Historian Anne L. MacDonald challenged the stereotype that women are mechanically inert in her book, "Feminine Ingenuity: Women and Invention in America.

Bibliographic information