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Like the “slow food” movement, Slow Knitting encourages knitters to step back, pare down and celebrate the craftsmanship of their work. In five chapters centered around the tenets of slow knitting—sourcing carefully, making thoughtfully, thinking environmentally, experimenting fearlessly and exploring openly—Hannah Thiessen challenges knitters of all skill levels to view their practice in a new way. Each chapter contains explorations of fiber types; profiles of well-known yarn types, makers and yarn suppliers; and garment patterns inspired by the featured fibers. With contributions from knitting superstars and personalities, Slow Knitting proposes an approach to knitting that is both minimalist and all-encompassing, and emphasizes what makes knitting a meditation, a passion and a unique necessity.
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