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Knit Local: Celebrating America's Homegrown Yarns Paperback – November 1, 2011
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The book is divided up geographically beginning with the Northeast, proceeding to the Midwest and the West. The introduction speaks to the benefits of buying locally, in other words, supporting the knitting companies we have in the United States. "Many of the companies found in this book hold their animals and the environment paramount". In this day and age where 'green' takes on a very important meaning, this type of devotion to environment and animals is a real plus.
The book proceeds with histories and vignettes about the different knitting companies found across the country. The photographs of the working farms, animals, and people are excellent. Most of the descriptions also include a pattern from the company/farm. The patterns range from sweaters to shawlettes, to hats and mittens. They are for adults and children.
I enjoyed reading about each of the entrepreneurial endeavors and the love and labor that went into each of the farms. Each is unique in its own way and I am convinvced - there is a benefit to buying local.
I use it to source yarn for my designs.
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Buy locally produced and try out new yarns
A book that i will read over and over