Knitting Yarns

  • by Ann Hood (editor
  • Narrated by Ann Hood, Sam Adrain
  • 7 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A collection of poignant essays about the transformative power of knitting by twenty-seven extraordinary writers.
“The impressive collection of writers here have contributed essays that celebrate knitting and knitters. They share their knitting triumphs and disasters as well as their life triumphs and disasters. . . . These essays will break your heart. They will have you laughing out loud.” (Ann Hood, from the introduction)
Why does knitting occupy a place in the hearts of so many writers? What’s so magical and transformative about yarn and needles? How does knitting help us get through life-changing events and inspire joy?
In Knitting Yarns, twenty-seven writers tell stories about how knitting healed, challenged, or helped them to grow.
Barbara Kingsolver describes sheering a sheep for yarn. Elizabeth Berg writes about her frustration at failing to knit. Ann Patchett traces her life through her knitting, writing about the scarf that knits together the women she’s loved and lost. Knitting a Christmas gift for his blind aunt helped Andre Dubus III knit an understanding with his girlfriend. Kaylie Jones finds the woman who used knitting to help raise her in France and heals old wounds. Sue Grafton writes about her passion for knitting. Also included are five original knitting patterns created by Helen Bingham.
Poignant, funny, and moving, Knitting Yarns is sure to delight knitting enthusiasts and lovers of literature alike.

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Not an inspiring book for an experienced knitter

What would have made Knitting Yarns better?

Better choice of short stories. Better narration.


Has Knitting Yarns turned you off from other books in this genre?

No


How did the narrator detract from the book?

Lugubrious intonation


You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

Would appeal to people who are beginning knitters.


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- Julie

Love it!!!!

Comforting, funny, thought provoking & just simply a good book. I never read a book about knitting. I didn't know what to expect. I'm glad I got it.
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- Indigo

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-07-2014
  • Publisher: Audible Studios