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Knit Two (Friday Night Knitting Club #2)

3.47  ·  Rating Details ·  13,883 Ratings  ·  1,609 Reviews
The sequel to the beloved #1 New York Times bestseller The Friday Night Knitting Club Knit Two returns to Walker & Daughter, the Manhattan knitting store founded by Georgia Walker and her young daughter, Dakota. Dakota is now an eighteen-year-old freshman at NYU, running the little yarn shop part time with help from the members of the Friday Night Knitting Club. Drawn ...more
Audio CD, 9 pages
Published November 25th 2008 by Blackstone Audiobooks (first published 2007)
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Carol
Jul 31, 2009 Carol rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Britany
What a wonderful sequel to The Friday Night Knitting Club. It was wonderful to pick up 5 years later and check in with the gals of the club. KC, Peri, Dakota, Anita, Darwin, Lucie, and Catherine.

Weddings, babies, promotions, Italy, and good old fashioned girl gossip brings this book together and makes for the perfect followup to our old friends. Perfect chick lit book.

Darlene
Nov 12, 2008 Darlene rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Knit Two by Kate Jacobs was like meeting up with old friends again. In short it was wonderful and I loved it! I've been a fan of Kate Jacobs since I first read The Friday Night Knitting Club which was an awesome book. This past year I read Comfort Food which I also really enjoyed. However, to find out there was a sequel to The Friday Night Knitting Club was the best news ever for me and it didn't disappoint in the least.


Again, Kate Jacobs draws you into all the characters lives and this time bec
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Sue Gerhardt Griffiths
Mar 07, 2017 Sue Gerhardt Griffiths rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017
4.5 stars

Another wonderful story told by Kate Jacobs. Knit Two is the second book in the Friday Night Knitting Club series. Fast Forward five years and the knitting club members are still continuing their weekly get-togethers minus Georgia who is terribly missed. The members are still grieving the loss of Georgia 5 years after her death which seems reasonable to me, I quite enjoyed the fact that she remained a significant part of the story throughout the book. Readers also learn more about the l
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Sharon
Oct 28, 2008 Sharon rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone
Shelves: review-copy, kindle
It took me a bit longer to get into Knit Two. I really missed Georgia Walker for a while. She was such a huge part of the first book. However, there are so many other interesting things happening to the other characters that I finally got over it and began to enjoy the story.

My favorite character this time around was Georgia's friend Catherine. She definitely had the most issues to deal with. I really came to sympathize with her and I couldn't wait to see what was going to happen to her next. I
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Kendra
Feb 23, 2009 Kendra rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I read the Friday Night Knitting club about a year ago. It was a fun, quick read and I really enjoyed it. I felt especially close to the plot line since I am a knitter, and the story sort of centers around how knitting binds this interesting group of women together. So, fast forward to Knit Two, the sequel. It just wasn’t the same. I mean, yes, I really wanted to know what had happened to the group and I got some answers in that area, but…

It was slow to take off. I felt like I had to relive the
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Linda
Dec 30, 2009 Linda rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I expected a lot more from this book. The first one was so good I shared it with everyone. This one is set 5 yrs after the first one and they are still bemoaning the loss of their common friend. They also raised the child in this moaning, groaning, "we miss your mom" manner. At what point do you realize she's gone, you're living in the present, and the child should be raised to live in the moment, not bemoaning the fact that her mother died and no matter what they all do to keep everything "the ...more
Marisa
Jan 06, 2009 Marisa rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the sequel to "The Friday Night Knitting Club"--which I loved. I vacillated between really not being able to get into this one and then just liking it. It picks up five years after the other one left off. I felt that it took almost 100 pages of review before the story really started to move. I get trying to put the read back up to speed--but all the retelling seemed rather prolonged.

The storyline was still good--but I missed it having very much to do with the actual knitting and their c
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Joy
Dec 21, 2010 Joy rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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Dawn
Jul 20, 2011 Dawn rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audiobooks
I really don't get all the 4- and 5-star reviews for this book. I really did not enjoy it. While the original book was enjoyable enough, even with its flaws, I really didn't find much to like about this book. Many of the events and scenarios were completely ridiculous, and totally contrived. I also didn't find it very realistic the way most of the characters were still heavily mourning their friend Georgia. I don't mean to sound callous but, with the exception of her daughter, I would think most ...more
SallyHP
Nov 16, 2008 SallyHP rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was selected by MotherTalk to receive an advance copy of Knit Two, and I couldn't be more excited. I really enjoyed Friday Night Knitting Club, and did realize that there was a sequal in the works. I'm about half-way through and will post a complete review when I'm done, in addition to posting on www.knittyreviews.blogspot.com
Jen Juenke
Aug 29, 2016 Jen Juenke rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
After reading Friday Night Knitting Club, I had to read this sequel. I was a little disappointed with some of the characters and their life choices. Yet, in the end I thought it was a great sequel and answered some of the questions that were left from the first book.
Gill's Great Book Escapes
This is a book to sit and read in the afternoon, curled up on a chair with a cup of tea. It is about ordinary people and their lives coming together in companionship. It is both sad and heart-warming. It is a story with substance.
Irais Elvira
Apr 30, 2014 Irais Elvira rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2014
simplemente es un libro muy lindo, de lectura fácil pero que de alguna u otra manera te puedes relacionar. Me hacía falta leer algo así. Es como leer a las amigas que siempre he querido tener.
Chloe
Dec 04, 2009 Chloe rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Knit Two is set 5 years after its prequel, The Friday Night Knitting Club. Dakota is now 18 years old and at college, and she’s struggling to balance her college life and her social life. This isn’t help by dad James who is trying to do his best by his daughter by getting her a good education even if it isn’t what she wants. Peri is running Georgia’s shop and trying to set up her own line of bags as well. Catherine, Georgia’s best friend, is newly singly and finding it rather liberating although ...more
Arianna
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Dear Reader,

I am not sure that I would have read this book had it not been available as a free audiobook through my library's Overdrive subscription. I often stumble across books there and will pick up ones that I might not otherwise read, which is sometimes a great thing. I chose this one only because I had read the first book in the series, years ago - right around when it first came out, because someone (my sister?) gave it to me as a gift. I thought it was all right, but pretty
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Tracy
Aug 28, 2010 Tracy rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I would've given this 1 star, but I know my main problem with this book was that I listened to it on audio. (Had I read it, I probably would've given it 2 stars.) Listen up, any audio readers: DO NOT listen to this one. The reader was Terrible. She had a different "voice" for each character, which is fine, except that she dug deep into her big-obnoxious-over-the-top bag for her voices.

One character sounded like a dead ringer for Kim Catrall on Sex in the City (and acted like her too.) One, who
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Ellen Black
Nov 27, 2011 Ellen Black rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Knit Two is the second book in the Friday Night Knitting Club series. While none of these books are high art, they're well-written and interesting. I love following the lives of women who don't always know what the next best step is, but are willing to take a step, even if it's scary, to move forward. Plus, I love that the story takes place in Manhattan and revolves around a store opened by a woman who took a leap of faith that such a risky adventure would work. Having lived in Manhattan and hav ...more
Margherita Dolcevita
Ho impiegato 4 mesi a finirlo. Non è che sono lenta a leggere o che sia così palloso, è che più andavo avanti e meno mi importava di sapere che fine avrebbero fatto le protagoniste.
E per quanto io sia una ferrea sostenitrice del diritto di non finire un libro, con questo mi sono sforzata perchè avevo apprezzato tantissimo il capitolo precedente ("Le amiche del venerdì sera") e inizialmente ero sinceramente curiosa di immergermi di nuovo nella vita di Dakota, Darwin, Catherine, etc etc. Così ho r
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Kelly
Oct 05, 2009 Kelly rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Charlene
I enjoyed this book. The club continues 5 years after Georgia's death. Dakota feels pressured by the ownership of the store and her father's expectations. Lucy feeling pressure of single motherhood, a demanding career and her brother's expectations in regards to her mother's declining mental capabilities. Darwin discovering the challenges of mothering twins and accepting the help of extended family. Catherine trying to find her place in the world and Anita looking for her long lost sister. The c ...more
Linda C
Sep 28, 2016 Linda C rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2016
This book seriously lacked the charm of the original. Yes, the original was also chick lit but it was good chick lit. This one, not so much. I didn't particularly care about any of the characters or what happened to them without Georgia there. And the carrying on about Dakota wanting to have a boyfriend and being a chef and going to Italy for the summer were ridiculous. She was a 19 year old college sophomore yet everyone acting like she was 10.

I found myself skimming the last 30 pages just to
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Kellie
Jan 24, 2009 Kellie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this. This is the sequel to The Friday Night Knitting Club. The club is getting over the loss of their good friend, Dakota’s mother, Georgia. And they are coping with the changes in their lives. Darwin and Dan’s pregnancy, Anita and Marty’s cohabitation, Dakota growing up, Luci and her business, KC and her stress and Catherine and her failed relationships. I liked the path the author took for the club. Although, the ending was a bit cliché’, I liked how it came together. Who knows, the ...more
Lorelei
May 23, 2016 Lorelei rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
I started this book because I like anything (almost) to do with knitting. The book isn't about knitting, although it is present in almost all parts of the story. It's about a group of people who were initially brought together by a woman who kept a yarn shop. This is the second book, I haven't read the first. It took some getting into, but in the end was a fine read, full of interesting people, places and things. Not much else to say. I don't generally read this sort of fiction, but only because ...more
Lain
May 27, 2009 Lain rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I read the first Friday Night Knitting Club by Kate Jacobs and didn't love it. But this book left me absolutely cold. TOO MUCH BACKSTORY and not enough action -- tons of telling but no showing. Yes, I want to know what's happened to the characters in the last few years, but not at the expense of interest! I gave up after 100 pages. I kept waiting for the theme of the book to emerge, or for something to happen, but nothing did. Too bad.

Reminiscent of Comfort Food, so if you liked that (I didn't)
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Linda
Dec 12, 2009 Linda rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: novel
A continuation of the Friday Night Knitting Club with Dakota now in college, Peri running the shop, Darwin pregnant with twins, Lucie a budding music video director and overwhelmed mother, KC a lawyer, Anita planning a wedding,and Caroline looking for love.

It was ok, but not nearly as good as the first. A lot of bouncing between characters and then spending far too much predictable time on a few.
Erika
It was great to start the new year with familiar characters. I didn't find it quite as interesting as the first. But I did find something very inspirational about the ending. There's something fantastic about seeing a group of women - young and old alike - not only figure out what they really truly want to do with their lives but also figuring out how wonderful life can be when you've got something you like to do and people to share all this with.

3.5/5
Ginny
Dec 23, 2008 Ginny rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm afraid that I have to agree with most of the reviews of this book---it's just not as good as the first one. Sure, it was fun to "meet up with the girls" in the Friday Night Knitting Club five years later and catch up, but the book dragged a lot and the storyline was lukewarm. I'm glad for the happy ending, too, but it pulled together a little too easily for me.
Kristina
Jan 10, 2009 Kristina rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Strangely enough, I enjoyed this sequel better than the first one. I thought that the author did a great job developing the characters five years later. I found myself really interested in how their lives had progressed and how their friendships remained even outside of the knitting club. I recommend it--especially if you have read the first one. I predict that this might become a series.
Carine
Feb 02, 2011 Carine rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-owned, read-2011
I really enjoyed the sequel to The Friday Night Knitting Club. But the thing is, I can't explain why :-) I like the cozy atmosphere, the friendships, the "growing up" all the main characters go through. And it even makes me want to learn knitting!
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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
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