The Knitter's Life List: To Do, To Know, To Explore, To Make

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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 ...
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Overview


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!
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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Starred Review.

This book strives to be a comprehensive guide to all things fiber for chicks with sticks, and guys, too. Steege (One-Skein Wonders), a fiberista for more than 50 years who raises her own sheep, gives a tour of how yarn makes it from a sheep's back to the sweater in the closet. Along the way are fascinating and informative side trips through the history of knitting, knitting techniques, and interviews with major knitting designers and teachers. The pictures and illustrations are both beautiful and informative and will inspire many projects. The novice knitter will find everything she needs to know-and more-about the basics, and the experienced knitter will discover new twists to the hobby. The appendix alone is worth the price of the book as it lists every major fiber festival, knitting guru, yarn manufacturer and pattern source mentioned in the book, complete with web addresses and contact information. This is a book the knitter will return to again and again. One can only pity the poor crocheters who must wait for their version.
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Knitter's Review
If you need a knowing friend to help guide you on the who, what, and where of knitting, this is your book. At its core, The Knitter's Life List is a book of possibilities…Steege surveys all the nooks and crannies of the knitting world and presents them in an easy, comprehensive overview—a Frommer's guide to the imaginary land of knitting. It points out all the most important people, places, and things of interest, still leaving lots of back streets for you to explore on your own.
— Clara Parkes
Knitty.com
Are you in a knitting rut or just want to try something new? The Knitter’s Life List could be just the spark to send the knitting part of your brain into overdrive. This book is full of fun and interesting information. I loved to pick it up at the end of my knitting day, when my hands were tired of knitting, but my brain still in knitting mode.
— Jillian Moreno
CraftGossip.com
Take a few of these suggestions every week and before you know it, you’ll have an impressive arsenal under your belt. And that belt will be knitted!
Your Knitting Life
Need knitting inspiration? This compendium of ideas will whet your yarnivorous appetite.
CraftGossip.com - Beth Brown-Reinsel

If you need a knowing friend to help guide you on the who, what, and where of knitting, this is your book. At its core, The Knitter's Life List is a book of possibilities…Steege surveys all the nooks and crannies of the knitting world and presents them in an easy, comprehensive overview—a Frommer's guide to the imaginary land of knitting. It points out all the most important people, places, and things of interest, still leaving lots of back streets for you to explore on your own.
Chicago Tribune - Linda Cortright

Take a few of these suggestions every week and before you know it, you’ll have an impressive arsenal under your belt. And that belt will be knitted!
From the Publisher

“Knitters looking to explore their favorite craft will enjoy Steege’s adventurous approach.”

The Knitter's Life List will entertain and occupy every level of knitter.”

Need knitting inspiration? This compendium of ideas will whet your yarnivorous appetite.

Chicago Tribune
The Knitter's Life List will entertain and occupy every level of knitter.”
Knitter's Review - Clara Parkes
If you need a knowing friend to help guide you on the who, what, and where of knitting, this is your book. At its core, The Knitter's Life List is a book of possibilities…Steege surveys all the nooks and crannies of the knitting world and presents them in an easy, comprehensive overview—a Frommer's guide to the imaginary land of knitting. It points out all the most important people, places, and things of interest, still leaving lots of back streets for you to explore on your own.
Knitty.com - Jillian Moreno
Are you in a knitting rut or just want to try something new? The Knitter’s Life List could be just the spark to send the knitting part of your brain into overdrive. This book is full of fun and interesting information. I loved to pick it up at the end of my knitting day, when my hands were tired of knitting, but my brain still in knitting mode.
Library Journal
Developing expertise in knitting involves more than mastering a toolbox of techniques. Using a "things every knitter should do, experience, or learn" format, craft book editor Steege presents a wealth of information about the art of knitting, including articles about knitting history, profiles of and interviews with well-known knitters, explorations of knitting materials both commonplace and rare, and discussions of technique. The information is shared in quick bites; few of the articles are more than a page long, but they serve as jumping-off points for further exploration. Knitters looking to explore their favorite craft will enjoy Steege's adventurous approach.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781603429962
  • Publisher: Storey Books
  • Publication date: 10/21/2011
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 315,800
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 0.81 (d)

Meet the Author

Gwen W. Steege, author of The Knitter’s Life List, has been a fiber fanatic for nearly 50 years, and she hasn’t yet tired of spending late nights with her knitting needles and a good ball of yarn, sometimes spun from the fleece of her own sheep. By day she edits books on knitting and other fiber crafts for Storey Publishing. She lives in western Massachusetts.

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Table of Contents


An Invitation to the Trip of a Lifetime
1 The Yarn Life List
2 The Know-How Life List
3 The Sweaters Life List
4 The Socks Life List
5 The Scarves & Shawls Life List
6 The Hats Life List
7 The Gloves & Mittens Life List
8 The Bags Life List
9 The Kids-Knit Life List
10 The Home Dec Life List
11 The Fiber-Lover's Life List
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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 15, 2013

    I get so mad when I see reviews written here from someone who di

    I get so mad when I see reviews written here from someone who didn't like the Free Book Friday selection!!! This rating is not to rate B & N but the book itself. Why are you giving a book you know nothing about a poor rating just because you don't like the selection that was provided for Free Book Friday! You won't like everything offered every week! Just get over it and move on. If it makes you so mad, stop looking for free books! It's nice that they offer a book for free every week. THEY DON'T HAVE TO!!!!

    41 out of 49 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 7, 2012

    What a find!

    I bought this as a gift for an avid knitter in my family and thought it was a great combination of patterns, resources, experiences and inspiration! She was delighted with it! I just wish I could find a similar book for people who sew!!

    28 out of 29 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 15, 2013

    I am giving this book a 5 star rating to offset the IDIOTS who g

    I am giving this book a 5 star rating to offset the IDIOTS who gave it one star just because they don't like it as a free friday selection. GROW UP people! The world does NOT revolve around YOU and YOUR interests. AND the author of this book does NOT deserve a bad rating for her book just because you are a spoiled brat throwing a temper tantrum! Please complain on the NOOK facebook page or somewhere else that doesn't mess with the book's rating if you have to complain about not getting your own way.

    25 out of 31 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 15, 2013

    What a great find! A lovely book for those who love knitting, a

    What a great find! A lovely book for those who love knitting, and the fact that it is offered for free this Friday is just a wonderful little bonus. Thanks Barnes and Noble for remembering that not all people read exclusively fiction! Love it, and I can't wait to really dig into the book for every little treasure!

    20 out of 22 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 15, 2013

    Great find of insight!

    I am a crocheter and trying to learn to knit. This book seems to be a wealth of information not only for knitters but crocheters as well. I will be recommending this gem!

    10 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 15, 2013

    It is a FREE book

    But no one guaranteed you were going to love all 52 books. If that were possible they would be using that talent on something a lot bigger than giving away a book once a week. Look, I didn't throw a hissy fit when they gave away that ESPN book or that silly book about baseball or what ever other book that wasn't my particular niche. My loving advise to you is shake it off and go one. But if you want to complain, take it to customer service. Send them an email or take advantage of their toll free number. No one is monitoring these posts. No one here on these pages can do anything about your justified concerns, you are just shouting to the wind. If you really want to make a change take it to customer service where it can be directed to the people who can make a change. Thanks :-)

    9 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 15, 2013

    Free friday knitting book

    You cannot have your books soley on free Friday. I am a crocheter but I like this book. Thank you. As for the whiners here rating a book for free Friday , that's why I gave it a five star review. Fyi , knitting books can be very very expensive, but the whiners won't know that as they want a kissy harlquin romance. Grow up and just ACT like you know something. Please.

    8 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 16, 2013

    Thank you!!!

    Thank you B&N for this book on knitting! This is such a refreshing choice. Pooh on the reviewers who only want fiction, life and reading involve more than just fiction! THANKS AGAIN!

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 15, 2013

    Full of interesting information on yarn and knitting, with lots

    Full of interesting information on yarn and knitting, with lots of new ideas and things to try. Not a pattern book, but a wonderful resource book for many crafts. I noticed that this book was not marked down to free at other book sites, so I think this is a real deal.

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 15, 2013

    Ok

    I completely agree with those who complained about the negative reviews, this is not the place for it! It is impossible to please everyone, there are so many genres of books out there and it seems like BN is just trying to give every one a chance. I didnt like the sports books either, but so what, there are often things i do like. And i have been pleasantly by taking a chance on books i normally would never had purchased had they not been free.

    7 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 15, 2013

    I love textiles so this falls into something for reference when

    I love textiles so this falls into something for reference when looking for something to do. Knitting is so relaxing as well.

    I have been reporting reviews I have found to be off topic. just because you don't like the freebie of the week is no reason to under rate a book not to your liking. Move on....I don't like every freebie either, but can just go about my business without comment. You can too. be fair to the author.

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 15, 2013

    Great book

    Great book.

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 15, 2013

    I just wish the free selection would stick to fiction, if I want

    I just wish the free selection would stick to fiction, if I wanted a knitting book I would of bought one.

    6 out of 89 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 15, 2013

    and just when i thought "free fridays" couldn't sink a

    and just when i thought "free fridays" couldn't sink any lower. yet another shove toward kindle

    6 out of 81 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 15, 2013

    Good read

    I enjoyed this book. A refreshing read! I crochet much more than i knit. Even so i enjoyed this. As a side note to negative reviewers: everyone has different interests. While you might want to read a romance, someone else wants a mystery novel, and someone else enjoys fantasy. So please understand that barnes and noble is just trying to include everybody's interests.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 15, 2013

    Minus stars

    Oh come on bn. Really? This is the best you can offer for free friday? I am a knitter and even i wouldnt get this. Your past few offers have been insulting to your readers. Give us something more than this junk. Minus stars for this.

    5 out of 73 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 15, 2013

    Hello

    Thank you

    4 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 15, 2013

    Good choice!

    Good choice!

    4 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 15, 2013

    Its free

    But difficult in ebook format and b/w suggest hard cover to really use this will be a oreview if yoy want to spend the money

    4 out of 23 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 20, 2013

    Wow! Who would have thought...

    My 15 year old granddaughter and I sat together this past weekend pouring over this book, reading, expanding the pictures, and talking about knitting. We both learned so much, enthralled with the beauty of the yarns and projects. I don't consider myself a knitter although I have knitted several afghans for adults and babies and I love to quilt. My granddaughter taught herself to knit from instructions on the internet, using two pencils and some scrap yarn. We agreed that we must break out my needles and buy her some after reading this delightful book. I highly recommend this to anyone interested in textile crafts.
    Ladyb

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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