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!Read Epub × America Knits ó Not Only Are The Stories A Great Read, But The Photos Are So Full Of Color And Texture They Ll Make Your Fingers Itch To Start Your Own Scarf Or Afghan Glamour With A Passion For Textiles And A Love Of Travel, Melanie Falick Is The Perfect Writer For America Knits Vogue Knitting Acclaimed Knitting Author Melanie Falick Traveled Thousands Of Miles And Interviewed Dozens Of Knitters, Spinners, Dyers, And Sheep Breeders To Create This Inspiring And Revealing Collection Of Portraits And Patterns With Profiles Of Artisans And Farmers, Beautiful Color Photographs, And Original Patterns Whose Difficulty Ranges From Basic To Advanced, From Traditional To Contemporary, America Knits Is The Most Complete Survey Yet Published On This Highly Popular And Vital Art Form In America First Published In Hardcover As Knitting In America Artisan, I enjoyed reading this book and learning about some of the lovely and talented artisans across America This book whets my appetite to be creative but the actual patterns involved are far beyond my skill sets The patterns might appeal to very advanced knitters If you are not a skilled knitter you can still enjoy the beautiful knitted projects. After hearing Falick on a podcast and hearing the story behind the book, I picked this up at the local yarn store to leaf through it and quickly remembered why I hand t bought it the first five times I d looked at it I find the concept of this book somewhat garbled is it a pattern book If so, there aren t enough interesting patterns to make it worth the investment most are very dated Is it a profile book If so, there really isn t enough in depth info about either the yarn stores or the store owners to make it entertaining The photography, however, is gorgeous So I ve finally categorized this book as a collectible If you re looking for knitting patterns, don t bother But if you want something pretty to set on your coffee table or if you own every other knitting book out there and need this one to complete your library then go for it Otherwise, leaf through it at the store, admire the pictures, then put it gently back on the shelf and walk away. The gorgeous photographs of knitted wear and the collection of well known American designers make this a one of a kind coffee book There is at least one project in this book for the knitter who reads it the rest are either admirable or unfathomable Half the pieces are dated but others remain timeless Someday I d like to make the Kousa Dogwood Shawl, the Spice Market Wrap, and the La Plays Books love me some Nancy Bush This book was a gift.