Knitting for Peace: Make the World a Better Place One Stitch at a Time

By Betty Christiansen

All throughout the US, individuals are knitting for peace. In yarn retailers and personal houses, church buildings and synagogues, colleges or even prisons, they meet on weekday evenings or weekend afternoons to knit afghans for refugees, mittens for the homeless, socks for infantrymen, or preemie caps for AIDS infants. The culture is going again so far as Martha Washington, who spearheaded knitting efforts for the warriors of the innovative conflict, and has obvious a contemporary flourishing in what's these days known as “charity knitting,” “community knitting,” or “knitting for others.” And even if it’s for global peace, neighborhood peace, or peace of brain, today’s a number of explanations have the typical objective of knitting the realm right into a higher position one sew at a time.

Knitting for Peace is an outstanding ebook that celebrates the lengthy background of knitting for others. It tells the tales of 28 modern knitting-for-peace endeavors, and lines styles for easy-to-knit charity tasks corresponding to hats, socks, blankets, and bears, plus a messenger bag emblazoned with the Knitting for Peace brand. Enlivened through anecdotal sidebars and quotations from either knitters and peacemakers, this inspiring e-book additionally contains every thing readers want to know to begin their very own knitting-for-peace teams.

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