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Double Knit Murders (A Knitting Mystery #1 & #2)

4.02 of 5 stars 4.02  ·  rating details  ·  155 ratings  ·  13 reviews
The first two books in the national bestselling Knitting mysteries- Knit One, Kill Two and Needled to Death.

In Knit One, Kill Two, Kelly Flynn returns to Colorado for her aunt's funeral only to suspect that the woman's death was not an accident. With the help of the knitting regulars at House of Lambspun, Kelly's about to get a few lessons in creating a sumptuously colo
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Kindle Edition, 448 pages
Published (first published October 25th 2010)
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Melissa
Double Knit Murders is actually two books in one, the first two books of the Knitting Mysteries by Maggie Sefton, "Knit One, Kill Two" and "Needled to Death". They were ok reads, a lot could be worked on, but when it came down to it, they were entertaining.

Knit One Kill Two has the main character, Kelly, coming to a small town in Colorado because her aunt who practically raised her had been murdered. Kelly has to settle affairs but doesn't believe that the vagabond caught running from her aunt's
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Brenda
It was pretty easy to picture the shop and cafe since I have actually shopped at Lambspun and eaten at the cafe. I liked the relationships between the characters. I loved some of the characters. Lizzie made me laugh especially when she was at the wool market. Carl was a hoot. I wonder if it will be trend that murders come in twos in all of her mysteries. I might have to try knitting a scarf now but having tried knitting before, I don't think it is as easy they try make it in the books especially ...more
Abigail
Certainly not the greatest writing or mysteries ever. The author is very descriptively repetitive and both of the first two books start out with one murder and turn into two. However, both stories were very cute and if you're a knitter, the tidbits about yarn and patterns are a fun little shout out. Like most hobby-themed mystery series, the hobby is a lot of the appeal but the peripheral characters are great and worth reading the books for. I will definitely read at least the next couple in the ...more
Mary
Got my nose in this book and could hardly put it down. This is one to read when you have absolutely nothing else to do but that will be totally lost.
Then, to make matters worse, it makes you want to go to a yarn shop and bury your hands in all the textures and colors - even if you don't knit...
I knit a little but really want to do a sweater since it sounds like something I can do...
Great story line if you like a little mystry in with your coffee and muffins.
Raquel
Este libro es una coleccion con los dos primeros libros de esta serie.
El primero "Knit one Kill two" Quisiera decir que me gustó, pero lo encontre muy lento y no habia mucha accion para captar mi atención. De todas maneras pienso que es un misterio "light" que podria gustarle a muchos y pienso hacer el patron de sweter que trae incluido. Voy a leer la otra historia; solo que dejaré pasar un poco de tiempo.
El Segundo estuvo mejor, aunque muy previsible.
Josie
This is a book of the first two stories in the "Knitting Mysteries" series.

I really enjoyed reading these stories. I identified with the main character and her introduction to the wonders, complexities, and joys of becoming a knitter. I have often felt the need to do as Kelly Flynn (main character) does and walk up to a basket of brightly coloured yarn, and just sink myself into it, at least elbow deep! LOL!!
Emma
This book is actually two books in one, and I only finished the first one. It is a good story, but something about it took me forever to finish, which is why I only gave it three stars. I liked the characters, the setting and the plot, but it didn't necessarily have that "pull" that most murder mysteries do.
Susie Fevella
I think if she doesn't back off with the coffee stuff, I'm done. Just for fun I decided to count the number of times she says coffee in the book...67! Coffee cup or mug...45! Black stream, black nectar, dark brew, black gold...11! OK, you get it, I was a little bored this weekend ;)
Kate Baxter
An enjoyable read of the cozy mystery genre. It may have been I, but I struggled for a few chapters in getting into the book. Later on, I enjoyed staying with it as the story progressed. Have continued on to the sequels.
Elaine
Enjoyed the stories. They made me long for a good cup of coffee and to be able to knit faster.
Margaret Boehm
Good read for light mysteries.
Kay
love these books!
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"First, a little biographical information as introduction: Born in Richmond, VA, I grew up in Northern Virginia in Arlington, close to Washington, D.C. I attended university and received a Bachelor's degree in English Literature & Journalism, married, and started my family there. All four of my daughters are grown and established in careers of their own
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More about Maggie Sefton...
Knit One, Kill Two (A Knitting Mystery, #1) Needled to Death (A Knitting Mystery, # 2) A Deadly Yarn (A Knitting Mystery, #3) A Killer Stitch (A Knitting Mystery, #4) Dyer Consequences (A Knitting Mystery, # 5)

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“Lambspun’s Whodunnit Shell   Very Easy Knit with Bulky Yarn GAUGE: 2 sts/in   MATERIALS: US size 15 needles (or size to obtain gauge), 14-inch straight Very bulky yarn with gauge of 2 sts per inch   INSTRUCTIONS:     BACK: With yarn required for gauge, CO 40, 44, 46, 50, 52 sts. Work in garter stitch, (knit every row) or if you like an edge that rolls, work in stockinette (knit one row, purl one row) throughout garment. Continue in garter or stockinette until piece measures 8, 8.5, 9, 9, 9 inches or desired length to armhole. At armhole edges BO 3 sts once, 2 sts once, 1 st once. Work on remaining 28, 32, 34, 38, 40 sts until piece measures 14.5, 15, 15.5, 16, 16.5 inches.   NECK SHAPING: Work 11, 12, 12, 14, 15 sts. Join second ball of yarn and bind off center 6, 8, 10, 10, 10 sts. Work remaining sts, turn. Working both sides at once, bind off 1 st from the neck edge 3 times. Continue working on reaming sts until piece measures 17, 18, 18.5, 19, 19.5 inches. Place remaining 8, 9, 9, 11, 12 sts on holders.   FRONT: CO 39, 43, 45, 49, 51 sts. Work in garter stitch, (knit every row) or if you like an edge that rolls, work in stockinette (knit one row, purl one row) throughout garment. Continue in garter or stockinette until piece measures 8, 8.5, 9, 9, 9 inches or desired length to armhole. At armhole edges BO 3 sts once, 2 sts once, 1 st once. Work on remaining 28, 32, 34, 38, 40 sts until piece measures 14.5, 15, 15.5, 16, 16.5 inches.   NECK SHAPING: Same as for back.   FINISHING: Join shoulders with three-needle bind off. Single crochet around every edge. Hand seam sides together. Pattern courtesy of Lambspun of Colorado, Fort Collins, Colorado.” 0 likes
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