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Product Details

  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (November 1, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1118216067
  • ISBN-13: 978-1118216064
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 8 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #212,973 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Inside Flap

30 knitting projects for women, men, and kids inspired by timeless literature
Literary Knits artfully brings together the worlds of knitting and literature with a collection of gorgeous projects that are evocative of favorite characters from classic books. From Wuthering Heights to The Great Gatsby, Pride and Prejudice to A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, the 30 projects found in Literary Knits offer ideas and inspiration for all ages and skill levels, with supporting photographs showcasing techniques unique to particular patterns.
Categorized by beautiful women's accessories, classic women's shawls and garments, unique projects for men, and adorable children's pieces--and complemented with diagrams, assembly instructions, and schematic illustrations to ease completion of each project--you'll knit and purl your way through two centuries of literature to create:
  • Daisy Cloche
  • Jo Mittens
  • Tess Fingerless Gloves
  • Emma Shawl
  • Elizabeth Bennet Summer Blouse
  • Galadriel Hooded Dress
  • Sal Paradise Vest
  • Gregor Sweater
  • Scout Cardigan
  • Eppie Bonnet
  • And more
If you're a book lover who knits, or a knitter with an appreciation for unique designs, you'll love the timeless appeal and one-of-a-kind designs in Literary Knits.

From the Back Cover

Inside, you'll find gorgeous knitting projects inspired by favorite literary characters from:

  • The Great Gatsby
  • Wuthering Heights
  • Anna Karenina
  • Tess of the d'Urbervilles
  • A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
  • Madame Bovary
  • A Room with a View
  • One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • Pride and Prejudice
  • The Sun Also Rises
  • Anne of Green Gables
  • The Lord of the Rings
  • Moby Dick
  • The Metamorphosis
  • On the Road
  • The Call of the Wild
  • A Tale of Two Cities
  • Slaughterhouse-Five
  • To Kill a Mockingbird
  • The Tin Drum
  • The Golden Compass
  • The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
  • And More

More About the Author

Nikol Lohr lives and works at The Harveyville Project, a creative workshop and retreat housed in a pair of former school buildings in rural Kansas. The Harveyville Project hosts Yarn School, Felt School, Mitten School, and Cheese School, amongst other intensive workshops.

Before packing up her life and moving to the country, Nikol made her home in Austin, Texas and created the now-retired-but-once-smallishly-famous vanity site Disgruntled Housewife. She lives with her partner, tattoo artist & musician Ron Miller, their young daughter, a couple cats & a dog, plus a flock of laying hens & a mixed (Merino, Shetland & Romney) spinners' flock known collectively as Cupcake Ranch.

Nikol is cupcake on ravelry, QueenieVonSugarpants on flickr, and thriftyknitter on twitter. Besides her own books (Naughty Needles and Literary Knits) and her patterns on The Thrifty Knitter (thriftyknitter.com), her patterns have appeared in CRAFT, knitty, and the books Alt Fiber, Vampire Knits, and Pop Goes Crochet.

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The directions are clearly written for beginners.
Deborah
The is a great add to your personal knitting library if would want make projects inspired by well-known literary titles or you like vintage/retro looks.
Lisa Linnell-Olsen
I would highly recommend this book to any knitter, you will love li!
J Schermerhorn

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

19 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on November 21, 2012
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I have read every book that inspired the knits in this book. And they are great knits that I look forward to knitting. I have added the Tess Fingerless Gloves, Galadriel Hooded Dress (the tunic version), and Billy Pilgrim Socks to my "Gotta Knit" list. My daughter saw the Elizabeth Bennet Summer Blouse, and is currently looking for two yarn colors she likes so I can knit it for her. I cannot wait to get started!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By dohandmade on January 4, 2013
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I'm updating my review as the author has gone out of her way to help me with the charts. She provides great tips and instructions; and all the patterns are gorgeous!

I purchased as a Kindle PC version. I cannot read any of the charts - so, I cannot knit them. I did email the author but have not yet received a reply. Very disappointed!!! But I've learned my lesson, if I want to knit I'd better buy the book
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Bonnie Brody TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on May 16, 2013
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I am quite disappointed by this book. Because of its title, and my love of literature, I expected that the patterns would be wonderful and unique. Unfortunately, that is not the case. Many look cumbersome, unattractive and don't seem to go with the piece of literature that they are meant to represent. For instance, the Meg Mittens don't look at all what I would imagine Meg to wear. The Elizabeth Bennet Summer Blouse looks ridiculous and more like something a floozy would wear. I have decided to return my book to Amazon as it will not add anything of substance to my knitting library.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Joanie on November 30, 2012
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Have just received this book and must say how impressed I am with the instructions and how clearly all the special techniques are shown. This is a real winner.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Laura D. Cameron on November 26, 2012
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I just love Nikol's sense of style and this book is a treat for anyone who loves reading and knitting. Her patterns are clear and easy to follow and her choice of projects included ensures that there is something for every knitter. I couldn't wait to receive this book and now my only problem is deciding what to cast on first!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By anne casey on December 17, 2012
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This is a great resource book. It has lots of in-depth directions for special techniques, like the kitchener stitch, with good detail and illustrations. The tie-in with the books is fun. My only complaint is a few of the projects are not very attractive.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By J Schermerhorn on May 11, 2013
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I have always found this designer's patterns really easy to follow and very wearable. This book is no exception. The information section in the beginning is the best I've ever read. It actually has really useful tips and info, not the same old "here's how you bind off stuff" that you already know. And the patterns are awesome. I want to make nearly everything. And even though the patterns are based on literary characters, they are all totally wearable in real life.

I would highly recommend this book to any knitter, you will love li!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Rose Kelly on December 19, 2012
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This latest book by Nikole Lohr is a perfect mix of literary musings and well crafted and interesting knitting patterns. The author includes classic and modern literary samples as inspiration for the patterns, and clear photographs that illustrate the patterns. The writing is clear, informative and interesting, the patterns are stylish and very wearable. The collection will keep a knitter happily inspired for a very long time!
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