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CLARA PARKES left her career in the booming high-tech industry to pursue her love of knitting. She lives on the coast of Maine in a farmhouse full of yarn. She is the publisher of KnittersReview.com and a contributor to Interweave Knits." ...more

Average rating: 4.07 · 7,767 ratings · 1,158 reviews · 9 distinct worksSimilar authors
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3.83 avg rating — 1,988 ratings — published 2016 — 6 editions
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The Knitter's Book of Yarn:...

4.29 avg rating — 1,404 ratings — published 2007 — 4 editions
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The Yarn Whisperer: My Unex...

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A Stash of One's Own: Knitt...

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The Knitter's Book of Wool:...

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The Knitter's Book of Socks...

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“All knitterly creation stems from one simple element: yarn. It is the baker’s flour, the jeweler’s gold, the gardener’s soil. Yarn is creation, consolation, and chaos all spun together into one perfect ball.”
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“You've heard about the knitter's handshake? Two hands go in for the grab-and-shake, but at the last minute, they veer to the closest sleeve or band and grab it instead while we ask, "Did you knit this?”
Clara Parkes, The Yarn Whisperer: My Unexpected Life in Knitting

“I'm cashmere, for God's sake," it grumbles. "I deserve better than Rubbermaid.”
Clara Parkes, The Yarn Whisperer: My Unexpected Life in Knitting

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