Knitalong: Celebrating the Tradition of Knitting Together

Knitalong: Celebrating the Tradition of Knitting Together Review

The immensely popular knitalong—an organized event where people knit together for a common goal—has only grown with the explosion of the Internet. Yesterday’s wartime Red Cross sock drives have evolved into today’s meet-ups at locales as diverse as cafes, state fairs, and major league ballparks, as well as international online gatherings; in fact, at any given time tens of thousands of people worldwide are involved in knitalongs, organized around a particular yarn, a favorite social cause, an intriguing project, a special event, or myriad other themes.

Authors Larissa Brown and Martin John Brown present an inspiring look at centuries of people knitting together, and why knitters find the interaction so meaningful and worthwhile. Along the way, they offer 20 projects especially suited for different types of knitalongs. The Barn Raising Quilt and the Traveling Scarf, for instance, call on individual knitters to collaborate on a single project; while the Pinwheel Blanket and the Meathead Hat encourage a community of knitters to improvise on the same pattern to come up with a variety of results. Also included is essential information about finding, joining, and starting knitalongs.

Hundreds of knitters participated in the knitalongs hosted by the authors as part of their research, and this book will inspire thousands more to get involved in the knitalong movement. The only book that celebrates this tradition of community and purpose, Knitalong is sure to have a powerful impact.

Title:Knitalong: Celebrating the Tradition of Knitting Together
Edition Language:English

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    Knitalong: Celebrating the Tradition of Knitting Together Reviews

  • Liza

    A sweet little collection of knitting patterns, history, mini-essays and lots and lots of photographs. This charming little book attracted me with its design and kept me interested with its range of p...

  • Heather McCoy

    Wow I love this book--amazing patterns as well as great social commentary....

  • Laura

    A fun book of celebrating community through knitting. Nice patterns too!...

  • shirley

    Came for the Meathead hat pattern. Enjoyable read....

  • WifeMomKnitter

    From the book synopsis:"The immensely popular knitalongan organized event where people knit together for a common goalhas only grown with the explosion of the Internet. Yesterdays wartime Red Cross so...

  • Brandy

    I have never participated in a Knitalong, not even online, and this is something that I wish was different. I am a novice knitter at best. I’ve learned much of what I know by reading books. I did ta...

  • Shannon

    This book is truly lovely. Knitalong celebrates the joy of knitting together and sharing one's love for the craft. As a knitter, I am always so pleased to find out when others knit. It's like a not-so...

  • Sara

    I also bought this book on sale, and thought it would be a good resource to get our knitting guild to organize a knit-along of some kind. We're kind of a well established group that just sits and knot...

  • Dana

    Lovely, inspiring book about knitalongs - groups of people all knitting the same pattern at the same time or just knitting together. The book discusses the history of knitalongs, wartime knitting, and...

  • Kelly

    I really loved reading all the history & personal stories of past knitalong experiences. I originally bought this book to help me organize a craftalong with some friends, but I found the entire book w...