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Knit Local

http://wendyknits.net/2011/10/20/knit-local/

http://wendyknits.net/?p=9333

I have right here a review copy of Knit Local by Tanis Gray.

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As it states in the press release for the book, “Knit Local celebrates American yarn companies and showcases their efforts to produce yarns sustainably.”

The Table of Contents is divided into geographical regions.

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In each region there are pieces on local yarn producers, with a pattern accompanying each piece.

I love this little cardi:

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That is the pattern that accompanies the piece of Kollage Yarns.

I also love this scarf:

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That pattern is in the Buffalo Gold piece.

Throughout the book there are handy tips and tricks and how-tos, accompanied by illustrations. One of the nice features in the resource section is a list of fiber festivals in the U.S.

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All told there are over 30 patterns for adults, children, and items for the home: hats, scarves, gloves and mittens, sweaters, wraps, and an afghan and pillows. A very nice assortment of projects, from a number if designers whose names you will recognize.

I’m going to give my review copy away because even though there are quite a few patterns I really like in this book, I know I won’t get to knitting any of them in the foreseeable future.

To be entered in the drawing for this review copy, please leave a comment on this post by noon, eastern time, on Tuesday, October 25, 2011. At that time I’ll use the Random Number Generator to select the lucky recipient from the comments.

Okay, time for me to go knit. And Lucy is about to hunker down for a nap.

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