Civil War Era: Speaking Out
Stories in Stitches 5 features an astounding array of women, all of whom were influenced by the Civil War, then and now. From Sojourner Truth to Sandra Day-O’Connor, voices that changed the lives of women and society are displayed in stories and knitting patterns. These patterns “have been crafted to display historically based techniques and traditional stitch motifs, while appealing to the modern knitter.” There is also an intriguing section on Victorian knitting, in which Donna Druchunas explains modern methods for recreating beautiful vintage pieces.
- Charted & written patterns
- 72 pages
- Shawls, wraps, collars, half shawl
- History of knitting needles
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Just as unique as the words that have been spoken by these women are the projects inspired by them. Each one has been crafted to display historically based techniques and traditional stitch motifs, while appealing to the modern knitter. This is how Donna and I speak of our cause. We see a need to learn from past knitters to make our knitting better. Please keep in mind that each time you pick up your needles and yarn, you can demonstrate that there are many ways for knitters’ voices to speak out. -co-author Ava Coleman-