pertain to the NEW (2004) edition:
Reading this wonderful book
is like taking a master class with two of the most knowledgeable, gifted, and
generous teachers in the modern knitting community.
author of Weekend
Knitting (Stewart, Tabori & Chang), Kids
Knitting (Artisan), and Knitting
in America (Artisan), and co-author of Knitting
for Baby (Stewart, Tabori & Chang)
Knitting in the
Old Way was a classic the moment it appeared and never should have been out
of print. Now this newly revised and enlarged edition improves even on the old.
It is a great gift to knitters old and new. Thanks and praise to Priscilla for
giving it to us!
Anna Zilboorg, author of Knitting
for Anarchists (Feet on the Ground), Fancy Feet (Lark), Magnificent
Mittens (XRX), Simply
Socks (Lark), 45
Fine and Fanciful Hats to Knit (Lark), and Socks for Sandals and Clogs (Feet on the Ground)
wow, woW, WOW!
author of The
Knitted Rug (Lark, 2004)
When it seems theres nothing
more to learn about knitting, I pick up a book by Priscilla Gibson-Roberts and
Im inspired by my craft all over again. Theres nothing old
about Knitting in the Old Wayon the contrary, its the book
to turn to for the excitement of the new.
Pam Allen, editor of Interweave
Knits and author of Knitting
for Dummies (Wiley/For Dummies)
Knitters rejoice! Heres
proof that excellence can be improved upon. Knitting in the Old Way is
backbigger and better. This extensively revised edition deserves a prominent
spot on every knitters bookshelf.
Ann Budd, author of The
Knitters Handy Book of Sweater Patterns (Interweave) and The
Knitters Handy Book of Patterns: Basic Designs in Multiple Sizes and Gauges (Interweave), and managing editor of Interweave
This comment pertains to the OLD (1985) edition:
in the Old Way is a how-to book of instruction and example of
the fine tradition of knitting without recourse to a line-by-line printed pattern. Knitting in the Old Way shares the simple fundamentals of design and construction
allowing the knitter to draft their own styles, chart their own patterns, create
their own heirlooms. Brilliant multi-colored patterns of the Scandinavian countries,
intriguing motifs of the Shetland Islands, and rich sculptural knits of northern
Europe are covered in detail-the history as well as the how-to. Profuse and illustrative
photos and drawings guide the knitter through the basic steps and special tricks
of the trade that knitters all over the world have developed down through the
years. Priscilla Gibson-Roberts own interpretations of classic styles are
shown in full color, as well. Knitting in the Old Way is an essential addition
to any personal or community librarys needlecraft collection!
Midwest Book Review
(Please note: the new edition contains neither
color images nor photographs)