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KnitKnit: Profiles + Projects from Knitting's New Wave Hardcover – September 1, 2007


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  • Hardcover: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Stewart, Tabori and Chang; First Edition edition (September 1, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1584796316
  • ISBN-13: 978-1584796312
  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 0.5 x 9.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #945,469 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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…readers are guaranteed to be inspired, no matter where their interests lie. (HC edition) --American Craft magazine

KnitKnit gets across that knitting has power as a social force and a political one, but no one represented here forgets that most importantly of all knitting is beautiful. (HC ed.) --Crafts magazine --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

SABRINA GSCHWANDTNER holds a BA in art/semiotics from Brown University and an MFA from Bard College. Her artwork has been exhibited internationally at such venues as the Museum of Arts and Design, New York, and the Fleming Museum, Vermont. She is the founder of KnitKnit, a biannual artists’ publication dedicated to the intersection of traditional handcraft and contemporary art. Gschwandtner lives in New York City. You can visit her website at www.knitknit.net.

KIRIKO SHIROBAYASHI is an award-winning New York–based photographer whose work has been exhibited at the Houston Center for Photography and the National Museum of Belarus, among other venues. Her work was featured in Stewart, Tabori and Chang’s Knitting for Peace and appears regularly in magazines in the U.S. and abroad.

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They are beautiful and fascinating.
Bonnie Brody
Anyone who's ever been to an art show and thought "Huh?" will take one look at this book on knitting that goes way beyond sweater sets and say "Yes! I get it."
LB Gschwandtner
The design of the book is beautiful, and the photographs by Kiriko Shirobayashi capture the personalities of the artists and their work.
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Maura M on September 21, 2007
Format: Hardcover
KnitKnit is a gorgeous and inspiring book! Sabrina Gschwandtner profiles an eclectic group of artists and communities who are creating an electric new form of knitting. While most of the artists are avant-garde, the book feels completely accessible. Each artist has contributed a pattern for a knit garment or object, and the projects vary greatly in scope. Some of the knitters use their knitting to create political statements, while others are simply interested in exploring new methods and materials. The design of the book is beautiful, and the photographs by Kiriko Shirobayashi capture the personalities of the artists and their work. I have only had this book for a week, but I already treasure it. It will make a fantastic addition to any library!
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful By D. Matlack on February 4, 2008
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First of all if you are looking for a book that places emphasis on patterns than this is not the book for you. Knit Knit is more of a social commentary and historical time capsule of current trend-setters and artists who just happen to work in knitting the way others work in paints and sculpture.

One reviewer remarked that this book is more of a coffee table book, a fair assessment in that it is a beautifully constructed art book that ALSO has very considerable bios on the artist's. And quite frankly no one in this book leads a dull life, so it might be surprising to many that a book that centers on knitting could be such an engaging read.

As a knitter I was intrigued and amazed as well as daunted by how imaginative and to what extremes these artists go to achieve their "vision". As a history-buff I thought it was brilliant that Ms. Gschwandtner had the foresight to capture the lives as well as the product of these individuals for posterity. (Ms. Gschwandtner's intro which includes her account of starting her own zine, KnitKnit, is also a great read on finding inspiration in/on the most unlikeliest of ways.)

Patterns are included as each artist contributes one as an example of their work. It is more of a fun invite to emulate their work rather than a typical "practical" knit pattern.

There is much to discover and enjoy in Knit Knit and you will most likely find yourself doing a lot of re-reads as well as accepting the occasional challenge to knit one on.
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23 of 26 people found the following review helpful By LB Gschwandtner on September 22, 2007
Format: Hardcover
Anyone who's ever been to an art show and thought "Huh?" will take one look at this book on knitting that goes way beyond sweater sets and say "Yes! I get it."
What an amazing foray into the world of knitting as more than either art, craft or design. To say that these fiber artists are way ahead of their time is to understate what this fabulous book provides -- a window into what's possible in knitting. Colorful, joyous, incredible projects that make you want to get out a pair of knitting needles and see how far they can take you.
This is THE perfect gift for every knitter in the world.
Oh, and the patterns? Yes, you CAN make these artful creations too.
Give it a try.
I give KnitKnit raves...
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Armchair Interviews on October 29, 2007
Format: Hardcover
The Fall 2007 issue of Vogue Knitting (25th Anniversary Issue) featured two articles of particular interest: "Knitting's Old Guard Speaks Out" [an interview with Kaffe Fassett, Alice Starmore, Mari Lynn Patrick and Meg Swanson]; and "Chatting with Knitting's New Guard" [Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, Clara Parkes, Debbie Stroller, Shannon Okey and Vickie Howell]. By featuring the "new guard," Vogue Knitting highlights the influence that knit bloggers and the "next generation" of knitters are having upon the craft. This influence is something which Sabrina Gschwandtner has been capturing for several years in her publication KnitKnit which looks at knitting "as a vehicle for artists" as well as crafters.

In her new book KnitKnit: Profiles & Projects from Knitting's New Wave, Gschwandtner looks at how a new generation of knitters is blurring the boundaries between conceptual art and craft. These unique individuals "whose work reflect[s] knitting's current ideas, venues, and forms" are in many cases unknown to the average knitter and so the author profiles each one, exploring their art, their motivation and how their work has progressed.

KnitKnit includes twenty-seven profiles; from Dave Cole who knits with "heavy, toxic, industrial, or otherwise unusual materials"; to Althea Merback who knits knits miniature garments the size of a quarter; to Debbie New who knit a navigable boat.

In addition to their profile, each individual was asked to create something readers could make, and the results are as unusual as their creators. The projects included the expected clothing, as well as 14-foot-tall fiberglass teddy bears, miniature sweater earrings and room installations which knitters can "wear.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By travel knitter on October 5, 2007
Format: Hardcover
This book is a great look at the work of a wide range of contemporary and creative knitters. Many of the designers profiled in this book are well-known (such as Teva Durham, Annie Modesitt, Norah Gaughan, Erika Knight) and a few may be new to many readers. However each profiled knitter has pushed the boundaries of knitting and design in some way.

As I was expecting, the book includes gorgeous photography of each artist's work, as well as a background profile that gives an insight in to their design process. What surprised me however, is that there is an accomanying pattern for every designer. Some of the patterns are extremely wearable, such as Anna Bell's beautiful 'Bridie' cardigan or Joelle Hoverson's Favourite Yoke Sweater, whilst there are patterns included for more avant-garde pieces, such as Knitta's car antenna cozy or Isabel Berglund's knitted wall panel.

All in all I was pleasantly surprised by this book. I was expecting a book that proves a fascinating insight in to the designers who are pushing the boundaries of contemporary knitting, and the book certainly delivers on this count. However as a bonus, there are actually some stunningly wearable patterns in this book, and I'm dying to cast on.
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