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The Knitters Life List by Gwen W. Steege Review


  “The Knitters Life List” by Gwen W. Steege is not only a knitter’s bucket list. The writer challenges one to broaden their knitting experience. Every chapter begins with a checklist. Chapter 1 invites one to learn all about yarn–meet animal breeders and buy yarn from the source, visit spinning and weaving mills, learn about color, knit with different fibers, attend fiber events and festivals. (I was pleased to see a local festival, Hoosier Hills Fiberarts Festival, mentioned.) “The Knitter’s Life List” has a 34-page long chapter on “The Know-How,” encouraging one to learn different techniques. This book isn’t the typical instruction book, but it peaks one’s curiosity to learn more. This book is a resource manual. Other chapters explore socks, scarves, and more. Must knit patterns, learn other knit-related crafts such as weaving, spinning, and crochet and reading lists are just a few of the things that await the fiber lover reader.


“The Knitter’s Life List is a richly illustrated road map to more than 1,000 must-have experiences guaranteed to get any knitter’s needles clicking faster. Veteran knitter Gwen W. Steege has canvassed the knitting community to create this inspiring compilation, which includes amazing yarns to try; classic techniques to master; ground-breaking designers to know about; most-loved patterns to knit; knitting-related museums, movies, and books to enjoy; and much more. These are the experiences and events no knitter will want to miss. Novices and masters alike can read about qiviut from the musk ox – and then check it off their list once they’ve made something with that luxury fiber. They’ll explore classic sweater designs and visit the yarn-friendliest cities. They’ll discover brave folks who delight in yarn-bombing; master intarsia; and even try spinning, weaving, dyeing, embroidery, and crochet. With all of this irresistible content to devour, knitters will keep coming back for more challenges to take on – and check off from The Knitter’s Life List!”

Storey Publishing, LLC



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