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About the Book

Knitting Yarns: Writers on Knitting

edited by Ann Hood

Why does knitting occupy a place in the hearts of so many writers? What is so magical and transformative about yarn and needles? How does knitting help us get through life-changing events and inspire joy? In KNITTING YARNS, Ann Hood has collected original essays by 27 writers including Anita Shreve, Elizabeth Berg, Ann Patchett and Barbara Kingsolver. KNITTING YARNS tells stories about how knitting healed, challenged, or helped these writers to grow. Andre Dubus III tells how knitting a Christmas gift for his blind aunt helped him knit an understanding with his girlfriend. Kaylie Jones finds the woman who cared for her as a child by using knitting to heal old wounds. Sue Grafton writes about her passion for knitting. And knitting goddess Helen Bingham has created five original patterns for the anthology.

Poignant, funny and moving, KNITTING YARNS is sure to delight knitting enthusiasts and lovers of literature alike.

Knitting Yarns: Writers on Knitting
edited by Ann Hood

  • Publication Date: November 11, 2013
  • Genres: Essays, Nonfiction
  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
  • ISBN-10: 0393239497
  • ISBN-13: 9780393239492