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Knit the Season [With Earbuds] (Friday Night Knitting Club #3)

3.39 of 5 stars 3.39  ·  rating details  ·  4,676 ratings  ·  635 reviews
The ladies of the #1 New York Times bestselling The Friday Night Knitting Club celebrate special times with family and friends.

Not only are the holidays are just around the corner, the women who knit at Manhattan's Walker & Daughter have an extra reason to celebrate: there's a wedding planned for New Year's Day. In the meantime, college-age Dakota Walker is working t

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Published November 1st 2009 by Playaway (first published 2009)
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Kendra
Kate Jacobs has come out with the latest installment of the Friday Night Knitting Club series, Knit the Season. As a knitter, I enjoyed the first book in the series, Friday Night Knitting Club while on vacation a few years ago. I loved her second novel (unrelated to this series) Comfort Food.

Knit the Season is focused on Dakota this time, which is nice. If you have read the other two books in the series, you do get caught up with several of the characters and what they have been up to in recent...more
Carrie
I'm reminded of blockbuster movie sequels that have no substance because the creators know their audience will come see it no matter what.

Jacobs is a talented writer with a unique ability to create flawed characters that are so engaging and real. That said - this book was a huge disappointment. Full of preachy cliches about family love, complete with the now-college-aged Dakota spouting off sage advice out of nowhere (the cause of much eye-rolling and skimming on my part) - every single scene c...more
Chrissy
I feel that this is a great end to the series and am hoping this is indeed the last book. I enjoyed the first book very much, and was excited to get the second book and then quickly disappointed when I read it.

This book was more tolerable than the last book, however there were a few things that could have been changed. I'm happy to see that the writer dropped the racial issues with Dakota, that was really annoying in the second book.

There was a bit too much opinions from the friends of the group...more
Sandie
KNIT THE SEASON is my first Kate Jacobs book. I realize that I began this "series" on book three, and I understand that these are continuing characters. I also realize that I did not get much enjoyment from the story and found most of the characters dull and lackluster and the story less than engrossing.

A great deal of the story involves reminiscences about Georgia, the joint owner of a knitting shop. For someone who has been dead for six years there is a lot of print devoted to her...which wou...more
Eileen Daly-Boas
No spoilers.
Blurb: a return to the characters of Friday Night Knitting Club, with Dakota nearly all grown up. A pass-the-time kind of novel that surprisingly, brought me to tears.
Longer version: I listened to the audiobook of the first in the series, and it wasn't my favorite book, but was a nice little story of a young mother and her friends. I selected this audiobook, mostly because I thought it would be a nice unchallenging little listen. And, for the most part it was. It doesn't require grea...more
SallyHP
I have to say that, considering how much I liked Friday Night Knitting Club, I'm pretty disappointed with not only the plot (or should I say lack of plot) in this third book in the series, but with the wooden dialogue and two-dimensional characters.

I read the whole thing, but it took over a week because I was just not getting caught up in the characters like I had before. It was kind of like watching the re-make of 'The Women', in that you expect great things because you like all the actresses a...more
Jess
sometimes a familiar set of a characters, and a book that doesn't require much thought is just what i'm looking for. this was exactly that.
Meaghan
I loved the Friday Night Knitting Club and Knit Two by Jacobs so I was looking forward to reading this book. Plus, you have to read at least one holiday like book during the holidays. I have to admit that while I enjoyed this book, it didn't measure up to the first books. I did enjoy reading the snippets of Georgia's life and also seeing this character from the points of view of her family which is something that hasn't been done yet. I also love all the wonderful characters in this series. I fo...more
Bridget
This book was given to me as a gift, and as I enjoy reading books about the holidays during the month of December, it proved to be just the right time ...

The story revolves mainly around Dakota Walker, who has left college to attend culinary school, while also keeping up with things at the yarn shop of her late mother, Walker & Daughter. She has help in the person of Peri, who manages things day-to-day, as well as from the women in the Friday Night Knitting Club, and Dakota's father as well....more
Wendy
This is the third book in the Friday Night Knitting Club series. It picks up immediately after Knit Two. Dakota is going to cooking school and the holidays are fast approaching. She is feeling the pressure because she has set up an internship at a hotel over Christmas and her father has just arranged for everyone to go see Gran in Scotland for the holidays. Peri has also just told her about an incredible opportunity she was offered in Paris but that would take her away from Walker and Daughter....more
Irais Elvira
Me encantó! Realmente sentí que cerré un ciclo
Antes de leer este libro leí sus reseñas y la mayoría eran malas así que lo empecé sin mucha expectativa pero es como si hubiera vivido el libro.
Simplemente sencillo y sentimental, todo un chicklit
Mary
This was a pretty good book. I enjoyed visiting the Friday Night Knitting Club again. But it is rather redundent to explain every time who the characters are. Debbie Macomber does a character list in each book to keep people in the know about what is going on. I don't think if you have followers who read each book as they come out it is necessary to rehash whos who.

I am going to try Comfort Food and see if I enjoy that better.
Tini
You know those movie series where the first one makes you really want to see the second one, the second one leaves you disappointed but still willing to see the third, and by the time the trilogy is over, you find yourself thinking "dear God, why didn't they just stop with the first?"

Yeah.

Here you have that same emotion, in book form.
Susannah Carleton
I enjoyed this book very much. It nicely tied up all the story threads from the previous books. In this book, the main character is Dakota, the daughter of the main character in the first book. I enjoyed reading about her becoming an adult.

The book was not as Christmas-y as the title led me to expect, but it was a very good read.
Judi
This was wonderful! The shortest and the best of the three books about the Friday Night Knitting Club. Dakota's twenty, no longer a child and everyone is starting to get on with their own dreams. But their not deserting her! So much of their lives still revolve around Dakota and the yarn shop and the knitting group. They're getting married by twos and she's maid of honor for both! They're starting new careers in Paris and contracting with the yarn shop for her mother's designs. They're finally g...more
Alissa
Unfortunately, this didn't do it for me. I thought the story was slow moving and wish the entire novel had been from Dakota's perspective. It was a bit confusing and the plot was thin. Considering how much I loved the other two, it was disappointing.
Cara
Doesn't compare to the first Friday Night Knitting Club, which is still my favorite.
Beth Peninger
Sometimes you need to just let a series end with some lingering questions, reader assumptions, etc. This series should have ended with book 2, and at the very least this book should have been a novella, not a full length novel.
The character focus in this book is Dakota, the daughter of Georgia who was the main character of book 1. Georgia has been dead for a few years now and everyone is still trying to find their footing after her loss. Dakota splits her time between the Knit Shop and Culinary...more
Melissa
Ah, a Christmas book. Sadly it wasn't that good. I've read some of Kate Jacob's other stuff and liked it, but just wasn't as impressed with this one. If you haven't read any of the other books in the series, I don't really recommend reading this one as you'll be completely lost.

Its a few years down the road and Dakota is busy in pastry school and running her late mother's knitting shop. She lives with her dad and is growing closer to him, but can't always decide what she wants from family. She h...more
Emma
This review contains spoilers for the previous books in the series.

Tis the season to knit and be merry! The Friday Night Knitting Club are back for this festive third instalment. Dakota Walker, the co-owner of the Walker and Daughter knitting store, is now twenty and in school working towards becoming a pastry chef. Christmas is the time for family to come together, but Dakota is offered a prestigious Christmas internship that would mean missing family Christmas in Scotland. While Anita is tryi...more
Ruthy
A época festiva que se aproxima é a altura ideal para a jovem Dakota Walker exibir os seus dotes culinários, isto se não estiver demasiado ocupada a tricotar na Walker & Filha, a mais acolhedora loja de lãs de Manhattan… Graças à família e às amigas do Clube de Tricô, Dakota conhece o verdadeiro valor da amizade. Nos anos que se seguiram à morte da mãe, todos a acarinharam e ajudaram a crescer. Entre confissões, desabafos, novas e antigas paixões, o grupo resiste à dura rotina nova-iorquina...more
Gina
This one was a little slow for me. I liked the first 2 books better than this one. I do, however, have some moments of the book that I liked. Possible spoilers...

I really liked how the author added the "Georgia" thoughts in the book. I thought that was an interesting way of keeping Georgia alive.

This line was thought provoking for me..."There's something magical about the way you can get to know someone better even after they're gone." I never really thought about this, until I read that line. I...more
Mandolin
Despite the heartbreaking loss of her mother, Georgia, when she was still a relatively little girl, Dakota Walker has grown into a beautiful and talented young woman with dreams of someday opening a knitting cafe on the premises of her mother's legacy to her, the knitting shop in the heart of Manhattan. Dakota's future looks bright, with the promise of an internship in the kitchen of the famous V hotel and the continued success of the shop under Peri's management. But when she faces some of the...more
Lisa Mitchell
I was blessed to get some solid reading time in on New Years! I blew through this book in a short 4 hours.

The third book in the Friday Night Knitting Club wrapped up those questions that lingered from book one and book two. I am a huge fan of not spoiling the story for anyone, so if you liked/loved the first two books this is a must read! If you have not read the series and are picking this book up first the story can be a stand alone.

Knit the Season has some flash backs that do not retell the...more
Susan
This is a book that deals mostly with change. Dakota is the central character. She is a student in culinary school but also part owner of a knitting shop that used to belong to her mother. Her plans are to create a cafe within the shop once she has graduated. To that end she is trying to get an internship with a hotel chef for over the holidays, only to find out that her father has made plans for the entire family to go visit her grandmother in Scotland. Dakota must decide which is more importan...more
Lara Tambellini
It was ok. I'm not sure why I read this when I didn't like the 2nd book, maybe I thought the 3rd book would be better....it wasn't. I really think the first book was the best and the story should have stopped there. The 2nd and 3rd book just weren't as good as the original, and the writing style just bugged me. There were way too many characters and I had a hard time keeping them straight, usually I'm ok with a lot of characters, but for some reason in this series it just becomes overwhelming. M...more
Sharon
Thanks to Jaye for sending this third book in the series. It's lighter and shorter than the first two - Reminds me more of the Elm Creek novels. She doesn't really seem to get into developing the secondary characters. They are ostensibly trying to give the daughter more information about her dead mother. This is done through a series of flashbacks. Each flashback seems to have a different point of view, so the narrative is not really coherent. However, she does tie up some loose ends, so i...mor...more
JayeL
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Mandyfujita
Loved the book. It is a nice ending for the Georgia Walker triology. Even if cancer took her life, she is still alive in everyone's mind. There are a lot of changes for all the members of the Friday Night Knitting Club. Anita is supposed to get married to Marty; Marco and Family are supposed to come to the wedding and Catherine is still having doubts. James has bought tickets for the whole Walker family to visit Dakota's great grandmother in Scotland. There is conflict when Dakota tries to sche...more
Maria M. Elmvang
A 3.5 star review.

Definitely the weakest of the lot, but it's a sweet Christmas story (starting just before Thanksgiving and ending just after New Years Eve) and a quick read, so perfect for a lazy Christmas Day morning.

It's linked quite closely to "Knit Two" and ties up a lot of the loose ends from that book. Some elements were a tad too good to be true, but "it's Christmas", and I can completely understand wanting an extra doze of 'feel good' for that.

"Knit the Season" is mostly about Anita, P...more
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Kate Jacobs is the New York Times-bestselling author of Comfort Food, Knit Two, and The Friday Night Knitting Club, which has over 1 million copies in print.

Kate grew up near Vancouver, British Columbia, in the scenic and delightfully named town of Hope (pop. 6,184). It’s an area filled with friends and family and Kate loves to visit. Back then, of course, it was tremendously boring, as only home...more
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