Knitlandia: A Knitter Sees the World by Clara Parkes
Knitlandia: A Knitter Sees the World is a bestseller by Clara Parkes.
‘Over the last decade, Clara Parkes has clocked so many travel mules that she’s essentially taken off from or landed in a new city every two weeks. As the yes and ears (and fingers) of the knitting world, she has seen it all.
In ‘Knitlandia’ she takes readers along on many of her most memorable voyages, big and small, from the fjords of Iceland to a cozy yarn shop in Paris’s 13th arrondissement, from a noisy spinning mill in Taos to a fledgling festival in Edinburgh. With her usual mix of eloquence and humor, Parkes weaves a masterful narrative that is both personal and universal, touching on the heart of what it means to be a knitter.’
“Long before social media cluttered every corner of our existence, Parkes’s conversational 411 about new yarns and interesting pattern designs forged connections among far-flung knitters, who discovered they were a global community rather than lone practitioners of a cozy hobby they’d learned from Mom.” – Kathy Blumenstock, The Washington Post
‘Author of six books including the New York Times bestselling Knitlandia, Clara has dedicated her life to figuring out what makes yarn tick—and finding the right words to write about it. She turned passion into profession in 2000 when she launched Knitter’s Review, the first comprehensive online knitting magazine and community.’ – Clara Parkes