Knitting Pearls

  • by Ann Hood - editor
  • Narrated by William Dufris, Tavia Gilbert
  • 7 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The rhythm, ritual, and pleasure of knitting are celebrated in this new collection for lovers of both knitting and literature. In Knitting Pearls, two dozen writers write about the transformative and healing powers of knitting. Lily King remembers the year her family lived in Italy, and a knitted hat that helped her daughter adjust to her new home. Laura Lippman explores how converting to Judaism changed not only Christmas but also her mother's gift of a knitted stocking. Jodi Picoult remembers her grandmother and how through knitting she felt that everlasting love. And Bill Roorbach remembers his freshman year in college when knitting soothed his broken heart and helped him fall in love again. Other contributors include Steve Almond, Ann Leary, Christina Baker Kline, Lee Woodruff, and knitting rock stars Jared Flood of Brooklyn Tweed and the Yarn Whisperer, Clara Parks. With knitting patterns from renowned stores such as Purl Soho, Hill Country Weavers, and Churchmouse Yarns, Knitting Pearls is by turns delightful and heartbreaking, joyous and wise. These personal stories by award-winning writers celebrate the moments of loss and love intertwined in the rhythm, ritual, and pleasure of knitting.


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Customer Reviews

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I really enjoyed listening to this while knitting a tricky jumper for a friend's daughter. There were funny yarns, excuse the pun, and sad ones too. The narrator's voice was like chocolate with cream and marshmallows.

I was sad when it ended. Buy it and listen while you knit. Heaven.
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- FB

Literally a book about knitting!

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

When I purchased this book I didn't realise that it was going to include knitting patterns. This should have been made clearer as I hoped to hear more anecdotes and knitting tales not patterns read aloud. Disappointed.

Has Knitting Pearls put you off other books in this genre?


How could the performance have been better?

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- Tracey Craig

Book Details

  • Release Date: 25-04-2016
  • Publisher: Audible Studios