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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (141 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Richard Rutt Narrator: Melissa Hughes Publisher: Knitting Out Loud Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2008 ISBN:
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This is the only history of hand knitting. Rutt traces the mysterious history of this craft from ancient times to the present, examining museum collections, literary evidence, and popular legends. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda | 11/4/2013

    " Good reference. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marsha | 10/18/2013

    " supremely fascinating "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Crissy | 9/26/2013

    " This book has a ton of great information on the history of knitting, but be warned, it's a bit... academic. There were a couple of times that I realized that I'd quit reading and was just turning pages because my brain was full. Taken in small doses, though, it's an amazing book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Knitpurlgurl | 9/4/2013

    " Extremely interesting book about the origins and history of hand knitting around the world. My only criticism is that the book is only available abridged on audiobook and that the narrator reads as though she's reading a text book. Otherwise, the content and writing is very good! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 8/1/2013

    " Unless you knit, skip this one. I thought it was REALLY interesting, but that would be the knitting thing. I cannot imagine why anyone who does not knit would read this. And there are surely a great number of knitters who would find this excruciating. I like the history thing. What can I say? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marion Hogervorst | 3/12/2013

    " Adio book, awesome listening whilst knitting. Me thinks I want the paper version too :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Asia | 7/23/2012

    " An extremely in-depth and interesting look into what knitting is, how it came to be, and what distinguishes it from other, similar fiber crafts throughout the ages. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelley | 3/15/2012

    " Okay, so I'm a knitting nerd. I enjoyed learning about stuff like the origin of Fair Isle patterns and the days when hand knit socks were a cottage industry. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kimberli | 1/28/2012

    " One of the only accounts of the history of knitting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nicole | 7/4/2011

    " Short and odd. It was a worldwide history, sketchy in several areas (particularly American), and I had doubts about his research. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Libby | 6/21/2011

    " Listened to the abridged audio December 2009. The whole book is better, of course! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 4/9/2011

    " Unless you knit, skip this one. I thought it was REALLY interesting, but that would be the knitting thing. I cannot imagine why anyone who does not knit would read this. And there are surely a great number of knitters who would find this excruciating. I like the history thing. What can I say? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Libby | 12/11/2009

    " Listened to the abridged audio December 2009. The whole book is better, of course! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kimberli | 5/4/2009

    " One of the only accounts of the history of knitting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Asia | 1/28/2009

    " An extremely in-depth and interesting look into what knitting is, how it came to be, and what distinguishes it from other, similar fiber crafts throughout the ages. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Crissy | 4/27/2007

    " This book has a ton of great information on the history of knitting, but be warned, it's a bit... academic. There were a couple of times that I realized that I'd quit reading and was just turning pages because my brain was full. Taken in small doses, though, it's an amazing book. "

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