CraftSanity Episode 76: Meet Larissa & Martin John Brown Authors of “Knitalong: Celebrating the Tradition of Knitting Together”

the-browns.jpgThis week Larissa and Martin John Brown tell the story behind their new book “Knitalong: Celebrating the Tradition of Knitting Together.” He’s a writer and she’s a knitter and artist. Together they created a great book loaded with excellent projects to knit alone or in a group.

Tune in to hear how this husband and wife joined forces to trace the history of group knitting from wartime Red Cross sock drives to today’s online knitalongs and meet-ups at knit shops, cafes and ballbarks. Also, hear discussion about the great “Knitalong” patterns that are sure to inspire more knitalongs around the globe in the years to come.

Be sure to check out the Knitalong website for a knitalong faq, preview of all the great knitting projects and view the galleries for the test knitalongs the Browns organized for the book . Also, look for more info on Ravelry.

knitalong-cover.jpgWin the book: Enter to win a copy of the “Knitalong” by posting a comment about this week’s show. What is your favorite knitalong memory? What have you made? What do you want to make? Why do you love knitalongs? The deadline to enter is Saturday, April 26.

Sample a Free Pattern from the Book! Download Larissa’s fantastic “Meathead Hat” pattern and make a hat for everyone in the family. Act fast because I don’t know how long is will be available.

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