The Intersection of Knitting and the Internet

Posted on Wednesday, January 8, 2014 by LisaLibrarian

Brave New KnitsKnitting and the Internet don’t seem like an obvious combination, but once knitters started blogging, the Internet became a place to connect virtually with other knitters, whether by reading a blog, buying a pattern, doing a knit-along, or organizing your stash on Ravelry. Many of these early bloggers were also designers — and now Julie Turjoman has pulled together 27 projects and personalities from the knitting blogosphere in Brave New Knits.

Each blogger is featured in a short essay on how they began knitting and designing, how they work, and what they like to design, and then there is a project by that blogger. There are projects for everyone here, ranging from simple camisoles to pullovers and cardigans, and, of course, scarves, socks, hats, and gloves.  All are interesting and unusual, and it’s fun to get a little more information on people who have had such an impact on the current knitting scene.

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