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Fiction Knitting Books

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1sydamy
des. 24, 2007, 3:47pm

While we all have knitting how-to books, and all the Yarn Harlot (stephanie pearl-mcphee) books....well I do anyway. Do you try to read books with knitting themes? Books like, Knit one, Kill two - a mystery series or Friday Night Knitting Club, for example, there must be others but I can't think of any off hand. I haven't read these, they are on my tbr list, which only seems to grow.
I'm curious if any does read these, and are they true to real knitting/knitters or can you tell if the authors are NOT knitters.

2onyx95
feb. 21, 2008, 9:19pm

I have the Debbie Macomber series of Blossom Street. A couple of the books even come with knitting projects in them like the payer shawl in Back on Blossom Street.
These books are more romance, but the little bit of knitting and yarn terms are accurate and fun. Debbie Macomber is a knitter.

3egret17
feb. 28, 2008, 8:50am

Monica Ferris has a series set in Excelsior, MN, at a knitting/needlework shop. They're ok - the first book is Crewel World.

4Deedledee
març 28, 2008, 2:15pm

There's the Knitlit series, I'm not sure if they're entirely fiction.

5DianeS
març 29, 2008, 2:12am

I've read those and enjoyed them, but the reason I bought the first one is that there was a craft store in my mother's hometown that was actually named A Crewel World!

DianeS
owned by Wilma, Angel, and Simba
rented out by Fleur, Gizmo, Hedwig, Itsy, and Jaspurr

6teabird17
nov. 23, 2008, 6:15pm

Casting Spells by Barbara Bretton - brand new!

7grippingyarn
nov. 24, 2008, 6:33pm

I like to collect books that not only plots that revolve around knitting, but also those that have passing references to characters who knit.

Terry Pratchett novels are a personal favorite. Check out The Last Hero with Google Book Preview http://books.google.com ... there's a granny barbarian who knits patiently while waiting for bandits to "punish". Her illustration is excellent.

8noranydrop2read
des. 15, 2008, 3:25pm

I have a contest up for a brand-new, hardcover copy of Death by Cashmere, the first in the Seaside Knitters mystery series, along with an author interview with Sally Goldenbaum. I really enjoyed the book, and the opportunity to ask a few questions. Enter the contest here by Monday, December 22.

9noranydrop2read
des. 15, 2008, 3:25pm

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10staffordcastle
març 9, 2009, 1:33am

#3 & #5

There used to be a needlework shop near where I live called Crewel World too - I was very sad when they closed, many years ago.

11bjtilt
Editat: abr. 13, 2009, 5:43pm

The only one I have read so far is the Friday Night Knitting Club. I enjoyed it very much. It is predictable, but the characters and the yarn shop felt so familiar and comfortable to me.

12E.J.
juny 15, 2010, 7:38pm

Another one is Chicks With Sticks but it's more teenage oriented. They were pretty good though.

13Debrob22
gen. 14, 2011, 8:58pm

I like the books by Maggie Sefton, Monica Ferris and several like her. They aren't going to strain your brain but they aren't really brainless either. There are many fictional knitting books and I've dipped into them all. The Yarn Harlot is wonderful and hasn't written a bad book.

14Debrob22
gen. 14, 2011, 8:59pm

Her newest one is Spun by Socery

15KayA246
gen. 18, 2011, 10:18am

I would like to second the nomination of the Monica Ferris books. Although I primarily knit and her books have only a small mention of knitting (for example, Goddy knits white socks), the stories are good.

16staffordcastle
gen. 18, 2011, 12:57pm

In the one I just finished, Thai Die, Betsy solves the case while knitting a scarf; she uses the knitting to settle and clear her mind.

17KayA246
gen. 18, 2011, 2:14pm

That was a good one. Then again, I haven't really found one I didn't enjoy.

18KayA246
març 10, 2011, 9:40am

Does Sweater Quest count as fiction? It seemed to be non-fiction. I really enjoyed it.

19Minne2
abr. 4, 2011, 10:41pm

Monica's Minnesota landmarks are quite accurate. Nanabijou Lodge along the North Shore of Lake Superior really is spectacular. A yarn shop in Excelsior, Coldwater Collaborative, is in an old store front with the big windows and lots of woodwork. In one of the books, someone gets murdered in the parking lot of the building I work in now, a renovated dept store.

20KayA246
abr. 18, 2011, 6:55pm

Two good fiction knitting books, both by Gil McNeil Beach Street Knitting Society and Needles and Pearls. I loved the characters in the stories and felt like the plot was very catching!

21Debrob22
nov. 6, 2012, 2:32pm

I liked those too.

22SF_fan_mae
maig 10, 2016, 6:00pm

I love cozy mysteries, so I've read a lot of the Monica Ferris, Maggie Sefton and Sally Goldenbaum books. And of course Miss Marple always has her knitting at hand. There seem to be more of these specialty mystery series coming out every year.