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Reviewers' Comments

Knitting in the Old Way

These comments pertain to the NEW (2004) edition:

“Reading this wonderful book is like taking a master class with two of the most knowledgeable, gifted, and generous teachers in the modern knitting community.”
—Melanie Falick, author of Weekend Knitting (Stewart, Tabori & Chang), Kids Knitting (Artisan), and Knitting in America (Artisan), and co-author of Knitting for Baby (Stewart, Tabori & Chang)

Knitting in the Old Way was a classic the moment it appeared and never should have been out of print. Now this newly revised and enlarged edition improves even on the old. It is a great gift to knitters old and new. Thanks and praise to Priscilla for giving it to us!”
—Anna Zilboorg, author of Knitting for Anarchists (Feet on the Ground), Fancy Feet (Lark), Magnificent Mittens (XRX), Simply Socks (Lark), 45 Fine and Fanciful Hats to Knit (Lark), and Socks for Sandals and Clogs (Feet on the Ground)

“wow, woW, WOW!”
—Donna Druchunas, author of The Knitted Rug (Lark, 2004)

“When it seems there’s nothing more to learn about knitting, I pick up a book by Priscilla Gibson-Roberts and I’m inspired by my craft all over again. There’s nothing ‘old’ about Knitting in the Old Way—on the contrary, it’s the book to turn to for the excitement of the new.”
—Pam Allen, editor of Interweave Knits and author of Knitting for Dummies (Wiley/For Dummies)

“Knitters rejoice! Here’s proof that excellence can be improved upon. Knitting in the Old Way is back—bigger and better. This extensively revised edition deserves a prominent spot on every knitter’s bookshelf.”
—Ann Budd, author of The Knitter’s Handy Book of Sweater Patterns (Interweave) and The Knitter’s Handy Book of Patterns: Basic Designs in Multiple Sizes and Gauges (Interweave), and managing editor of Interweave Knits

This comment pertains to the OLD (1985) edition:

Knitting in the Old Way is a ‘how-to’ book of instruction and example of the fine tradition of knitting without recourse to a line-by-line printed pattern. Knitting in the Old Way shares the simple fundamentals of design and construction allowing the knitter to draft their own styles, chart their own patterns, create their own heirlooms. Brilliant multi-colored patterns of the Scandinavian countries, intriguing motifs of the Shetland Islands, and rich sculptural knits of northern Europe are covered in detail-the history as well as the how-to. Profuse and illustrative photos and drawings guide the knitter through the basic steps and special tricks of the trade that knitters all over the world have developed down through the years. Priscilla Gibson-Roberts’ own interpretations of classic styles are shown in full color, as well. Knitting in the Old Way is an essential addition to any personal or community library’s needlecraft collection!”
—Midwest Book Review

(Please note: the new edition contains neither color images nor photographs)


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