Stephanie Pearl-mcphee Casts Off: The Yarn Harlot's Guide to the Land of Knitting

Paperback | March 15, 2007

byStephanie Pearl-McPhee

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From the best-selling author of At Knit's End and Knitting Rules! comes yet another hilarious book of tongue-in-cheek observations on the world of knitting. Stephanie Pearl-McPhee Casts Off invites knitters of all ages, levels, and persuasions to embark with her on a journey deep into the land populated by those who are obsessed with yarn, needles, and what’s on their needles now.

Using a travel guide format as her launching pad, Pearl-McPhee acts as tour guide extraordinaire, displaying her trademark razor-sharp wit as she describes and critiques every aspect of this land she knows so well — its people, native language, familiar phrases, strange beliefs, etiquette, and cultural customs. Readers will love her timeline of notable dates in knitting history and rarely celebrated knitting heroes, from the samurai warriors of Japan to the "Ter-rible Knitters of Dent." And, while the land of knitting is a peaceful place, it does have its political arguments, such as the acrylic versus natural fi bers and circular versus straight needles debates.

As she's toured (and knit) her way across North America during the past two years, Pearl-McPhee's smart, perfectly timed banter has captured the hearts, minds, and funny bones of thousands of knitters far and wide. No fan is going to want to be left behind as Stephanie Pearl-McPhee Casts Off on her latest yarn-bound expedition.

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From the best-selling author of At Knit's End and Knitting Rules! comes yet another hilarious book of tongue-in-cheek observations on the world of knitting. Stephanie Pearl-McPhee Casts Off invites knitters of all ages, levels, and persuasions to embark with her on a journey deep into the land populated by those who are obsessed with ...

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1) Pack your bags (How much yarn?)2) Map out your course (Where's the closest yarn store?)3) Learn the language ("Just one more row...")4) Find your traveling buddies. (Look for the telltale needle holes in the purse)5) And cast off with Stephanie Pearl-McPhee on a trip from which you may never return—if you're lucky.Knitting's Yarn Ha...

Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, a.k.a. the Yarn Harlot, entertains knitters with her unique humor via her popular blog (www.yarnharlot.com) and her best-selling books, Knitting Rules!, At Knit's End, and Stephanie Pearl-McPhee Casts Off.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:218 pages, 7.98 × 6.08 × 0.59 inPublished:March 15, 2007Publisher:Storey Publishing, LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1580176585

ISBN - 13:9781580176583

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Read from the Book

Knitters have their own rules, their own society, and their own limits. How else can you explain millions and millions of people who all understand that it is reasonable to buy an outrageous amount of yarn because you heard it's discontinued, but completely unreasonable to think that you're going to finish knitting all of it before you die? How else do we all know the password, pantheons of us, in every corner of the globe, all quietly muttering 'just one more row.'

Editorial Reviews

"Her insights into the workings of a yarn-a-holic's mind are charming."