Knit 2 Together: Patterns and Stories for Serious Knitting Fun

by Tracey Ullman

Other authorsMel Clark (Author)
Hardcover, 2006

Status

Available

Barcode

68

Description

The star of HBO's Tracey Takes On . . . shares her love of knitting alongside "unexpectedly enticing designs" in a book that will have you in stitches (NPR). Tracey Ullman has been known for almost 20 years as an award-winning comedian, actress, writer, and producer, well-loved for her eccentric and iconoclastic humor. She is also an avid knitter, and she brings the same freewheeling spirit to her most recent production, a book she created with knitwear designer and yarn-shop owner Mel Clark. Although she has been knitting since the age of four, Ullman was, she says "helpless to make anything other than long, holey scarves" until she met Clark, who taught her how to follow a pattern and knit for real. Passionate and funny, serious and spirited, Knit 2 Together features lively lessons for beginners and more than 30 original designs for knitters of all abilities and stripes--from witches britches and house slippers to a saucy apron and a table skirt. Complete with sidebars and vibrant color photographs, the book also relates Ullman's personal stories and reflections on her life in knitting. This one-of-a-kind brainchild of two perfectly matched creators--one a master of knitting, the other a master of wit--is sure to delight veteran and novice alike.… (more)

Publication

Stewart, Tabori and Chang (2006), Edition: First Printing, 168 pages

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ISBN

1584795344 / 9781584795346

User reviews

LibraryThing member jack4242cat
Tracey and her BF write about knitting. The back with directions is really good.
LibraryThing member Antheras
Most people are familiar with actress Tracey Ullman for her zany sense of humour and the eccentric characters she created over many years. What most people won’t know is that she is an avid knitter who learned to knit at age four but for most of her life was only able to knit long “holey”
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scarves, never having learned the mysteries of increases and decreases.

That all changed when Tracey discovered that knitting was enjoying a renaissance and knitting stores were offering both classes and yarns that weren’t anything like the “tightly wound, bottle green acrylic type” of her youth. Soon Tracey had made a new friend in Mel Clark; the owner of wildfiber, a knitting store in Santa Monica, California. The two decided to collaborate on a knitting book geared to knitters like Tracey, who “may be just starting out but quickly realize that they want to learn new skills and take on a challenge.”

Featuring more than 30 of Mel Clark’s original patterns, Knit 2 Together: Patterns and Stories for Serious Knitting Fun is definitely not your grandmother’s knitting book. This is fun knitting for people who don’t mind being noticed; knitting inspired by Tracey Ullman’s kooky sense of humour. What other knitting book would include a pattern for a knitted gym slip, complete with bloomers (called Witches Britches); a tutu tea cozy or an anemone-inspired messenger bag?

Although the book doesn’t include the pattern for Tracey’s knitted dreadlocks, the sense of fun needed to make your own and wear them is definitely present in this fabulous book. So grab a cuppa, your best girl-pal and kick back with Tracey and Mel for a good dose of giggles and inspiration.
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LibraryThing member TheLibraryhag
I was aware of the book but really did not expect much. I finally checked it out from the library and got an enormous surprise. This book is funny, but it also has great patterns for a variety of objects. There is a knitted suit to die for. After I saw it I just had to buy it. Found it on amazon as
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a bargain book. Yeah!!!
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LibraryThing member Justjenniferreading
I really liked the patterns in this book. My only problem with the book is that the clothing patterns (like most books) are not made for big girls. So I will have to do some tweaking for some of the patterns.

I did like that there were stories with some of the patterns. I like Tracy Ullman and I
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liked her even more after reading this book. For some reason when I find out a celebrity is a knitter it makes them more "human" to me.

Overall I think that these patterns were fairly straight forward. It seems that even the more difficult patterns are easy to follow.
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LibraryThing member aethelflaed2
The patterns are fun but relatively easy. The cardigans, in particular are lovely.

Original language

English

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