Aware Knits

Aware Knits

Knit & Crochet Projects for the Eco-conscious Stitcher

Paperback - 2009
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The fiber world is all abuzz about sustainable yarns and alternative materials, and AwareKnits jumps on this trend with a socially conscious approach to knitting and crochet.

Knitting superstar Vicikie Howell and activist-knitter Adrienne Armstrong present a groundbreaking volume that's part pattern book and part crafty call to action. They offer 31 stylish projects that use a variety of "green" yarns, including ones from soy, corn, and hemp.

 

Publisher: New York : Lark Books, c2009.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9781600594694
1600594697
Characteristics: 128 p. : col. ill. ; 26 cm.
Additional Contributors: Armstrong, Adrienne

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Smalm
Sep 21, 2015

Had a lot of patterns I didn't care for... but had inspiration on what could be used to make yarn which was eco-friendly.

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IrishMoon
Dec 05, 2013

This has a pretty good tutorial on yarns which was worth reading (even for me who is a very experienced knitter); however, there wasn't mmch in the way of patterns that interested me.

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dprodrig
Mar 26, 2013

Not really worth borrowing. I didn't find anything unique in this book, that jumps from one project to another, that I couldn't get in others, or on the internet. It honestly bored me.

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Apr 02, 2010

This book uses mostly organic yarns, such as merino and soysilk and bamboo, among others. There is a weight chart at the back, if you want to use up the yarn stash you already have. There are instructions for cutting up plastic bags to use for yarn, or old T-shirts. There is a pattern for using paper yarn, but the limited instructions for making that one is to cut newspaper strips and use a drop spindle to make the yarn, if you choose not to buy it.
Fun to read, many useful patterns.

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