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Principles of Knitting: The Book

Cover of the 1st edition of Principles of Knitting

The cover of the first edition of Principles of Knitting.

Interesting site by the author of the encyclopedic Principles of Knitting, June Hemmons Hiatt. The story of how Principles came to be written, how the second edition was prompted when the first printing sold out, the printing plates were destroyed, and the first edition was selling for $400-500 a copy. A small shop for purchasing autographed bookplates, knitting belts, and sets of hard-to-find Prym and Addi long double-pointed knitting needles to use in knitting belts.

Many interesting stories and information on the history of knitting that Hiatt discovered while doing extensive research on both the first and second editions.

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