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Knitting aficionado and notable artisan Clara Parkes delves into her storied travels with this inspiring and witty memoir on a creative life enriched by her adventures around the world.

Building on the success of The Yarn Whisperer, Parkes’ rich personal essays invite readers and devoted crafters on excursions to be savored, from a guide who quickly comes to feel like a trusted confidante. In Knitlandia, she takes readers along on seventeen of her most memorable journeys across the globe over the last fifteen years, with stories spanning from the fjords of Iceland to a cozy yarn shop in Paris’s thirteenth arrondissement.

Also known for her PBS television appearances and hugely popular line of small-batch handcrafted yarns, Parkes weaves her personal blend of wisdom and humor into this eloquently down-to-earth guide that is part personal travel narrative and part cultural history, touching the heart of what it means to live creatively. Join Parkes as she ventures to locales both foreign and familiar in chapters like:

  • Chasing a Legend in Taos
  • Glass, Grass, and the Power of Place: Tacoma, Washington
  • A Thing for Socks and a Very Big Plan: Portland, Oregon
  • Autumn on the Hudson: The New York Sheep & Wool Festival
  • Cashmere Dreams and British Breeds: A Last-Minute Visit to Edinburgh, Scotland

Fans of travel writing, as well as knitters, crocheters, designers, and fiber artists alike, will enjoy the masterful narrative in these intimate tales from a life well crafted. Whether you’ve committed to exploring your own wanderlust or are an armchair traveler curled up in your coziest slippers, Knitlandiais sure to inspire laughter, tears, and maybe some travel plans of your own.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Anyone versed in the language of skeins and cables will sigh with envy over Clara Parkes’ new memoir…[with its] fresh view of destinations both exotic and ordinary.”

    Washington Post

  • “Parkes brings knitters on a journey to some of the world’s finest knitting destinations. As a sought-after instructor, Parkes has an insider’s perspective on storied events…[and] the author’s lighthearted tone and willingness to laugh at herself make for an entertaining read. Parkes got her start as a travel writer, and it shows—she captures both a sense of place and the excitement of being part of the booming knitting/fiber arts trend. Verdict: These brief, engaging essays will give knitters a feel for some of the craft’s most popular locales.”

    Library Journal

  • A New York Times Bestseller
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