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“Not purely are the tales a very good learn, however the pictures are so filled with colour and texture they’ll make your arms itch to begin your personal shawl or afghan.”—Glamour
“With a fondness for textiles and a love of commute, Melanie Falick is the correct author for [America Knits].”—Vogue Knitting
Acclaimed knitting writer Melanie Falick traveled hundreds of thousands of miles and interviewed dozens of knitters, spinners, dyers, and sheep breeders to create this inspiring and revealing choice of photos and styles. With profiles of 38 artisans and farmers,175 attractive colour photos, and 30 unique styles whose hassle levels from easy to complex, from conventional to modern, the United States Knits is the main whole survey but released in this hugely well known and important artwork shape in America.
First released in hardcover as Knitting in the US (Artisan, 1996)
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