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Keeping with the current wave of conversational knitting books and blogs, knitter and journalist Wills interlaces personal anecdotes with her research for a breezy read about the craft. She presents a cheat sheet to modern knitting culture and gives readers an intimate sense of today's knitting world. This is not a rigorous study dotted with graphs; instead, it's a series of conversations and stories complete with candid photos. Knitting devotees will find plenty of familiar territory in her discussions of feminism, the do-it-yourself movement, and political and charitable knitting. Wills is strongest when she lets her interviewees expound on the recent surge in knitting's popularity; less appealing are her leaps in logic-e.g., she credits Oprah with saving both the American novel and the leisure time of young urban women, and she justifies her decision to interview only left-leaning political groups as dispelling a stereotype of knitters as conservatives that is tenuous at best. For well-developed knitting collections where Linda Roghaar and Molly Wolf's KnitLitbooks have been popular; also for academic libraries with collections on popular culture and trends.