The patterns and fabrics of American knitting are an intricate, and intimate, part of the nation’s history, reflecting the styles and the interests, the concerns and the comforts that touched every homebody, every newborn and newlywed, every homesick patriot in the field. This is the history that Knitting America celebrates. The first fully detailed, full-color, comprehensive history of knitting in America from colonial times to the present, the book conveys the social and historical realities that the craft embodied as well as the emotional narrative that unfolded at the hands of the nation’s knitters. With vintage patterns and designs typical of each era, Knitting America comprises a knitted history of American society.
- Strawn, Susan
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