May 29, 2003
|Does handknitting have a history? If you browsed most bookstores, you wouldn't think so.|
We've seen very little scholarly study on the subject of knitting. And yet it has its traditions, key figures, economics, politics, movers and shakers, movements, and trends.
Fortunately for us, Interweave Press has just republished a book that changes the tides in our favor.
New This Week
When Richard Rutt returned to England after spending 20 years in Korea, he was hit with what he called a "return culture shock." His wife suggested he take up knitting again, which his father had taught him as a child. Gradually his scholarly mind took hold, and this very important book was born. Read the review.
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