Knit the Sky

Knit the Sky

Cultivate your Creativity With A Playful Way of Knitting

Book - 2015
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"Look up from your knitting needles and explore with the world around you! That's the mantra of Lea Redmond, the creative instigator behindKnit the Sky. Challenging herself to capture the changing colors of the sky in her knitting, Redmond loaded up her yarn basket with shades of blue, gray, and white and set out to knit a strip reflecting each day's shades. In 365 days, she imagines having a one-year weather report in the shape of a scarf. This is just one of 30 adventurous knitting challenges she shares with readers in this whimsical, inspiring collection. These are knitting projects like no other, as the goal is not just to have a finished project but to have a one-of-a-kind piece that tells a story about the knitter's life experience. Some of the projects invite the knitter to engage with others: friends knitting two scarves at once on the same needles, or a grandmother sharing a 'basket of berries' with her grandchildren through matching basketweave-patterned hats. Others encourage contemplation: a knit 1, breathe 1 meditation stitch; creating an heirloom scarf for a yet-to-be descendent; or using a map to a favorite place as the basis for a pattern stitch. Accompanied by basic instructions for all the needed stitches, techniques, and patterns,Knit the Sky is a complete creativity starter kit for any knitter looking for a fresh approach to the craft."--From publisher.
Publisher: North Adams, MA : Storey Publishing, [2015]
Branch Call Number: 746.432 R318k
Characteristics: 168 p. : col. ill. ; 22 cm

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katbee Dec 29, 2016

This is the most creative knitting book I have read. The projects are fun to imagine and I'm eager to start one of them. Redmond reminds us that art is fluid and not perfect. Even if you aren't a knitter, this book is full of good ideas. They could be completed with other mediums such as crochet or painting. The book is about using art to record memories and events that are important to you.

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