KnitKnit: Profiles + Projects From Knitting's New Wave

KnitKnit: Profiles + Projects From Knitting's New Wave

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By Sabrina Gschwandtner, foreword by David McFadden
Stewart, Tabori & Chang
$29.95

It's not news that during the past decade there has been a huge resurgence in the popularity of knitting. A younger generation is gathering in bars and coffee shops, finding others who share their passion for what was generally regarded as a homey craft. And their creations extend far beyond, although don't exclude, sweaters and scarves. Sabrina Gschwandtner, the founder of the zine KnitKnit, brings us makers of high-end fashion, miniature dollhouses, teacups and navigable boats. These knitters are interweaving science and technology and using not only yarn, but also fiberglass insulation, medical wire and rubber. Filled with personal stories and vivid photographs, this book is not just for resting on the coffee table. The 27 artists featured contributed instructions for such a wide range of projects (from a bathing suit to boxing gloves), that readers are guaranteed to be inspired, no matter where their interests lie.