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by | Read by Melissa Hughes

History • 5 hrs. • Abridged • © 1987

It's difficult to imagine a more thorough examination of the history of knitting than this one. Scholar Richard Rutt has put together a detailed description of the craft itself, including definitive opinions about the origins of knitting and in-depth explanations of particular garments worn throughout history. Narrator Melissa Hughes's light, musical voice lends a bright note to what is most certainly an informed, if occasionally exhaustive, narrative. Her ability to pronounce the titles of obscure texts and vocabulary in a variety of languages without interrupting the narrative flow is laudable. Casual knitters may find this account tedious, but textile specialists and serious knitters will find the details intriguing, perhaps listening while practicing their craft. B.H. © AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine [Published: AUGUST 2008]



Trade Ed. • Knitting Out Loud • 2008

CD ISBN 978-0-9796073-4-9 $29.95 • Four CDs

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Library Ed. • Knitting Out Loud • 2008

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