What (Else) Would Madame Defarge Knit?
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What (else) Would Madame Defarge Knit?—the second book in the What Would Madame Defarge Knit? series.
29 patterns + accompanying essays by each designer
She’s back. Madame Thérèse Defarge, a character in the book A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens, worked the names of the condemned into her knitting as she sat near the ever-active revolutionary guillotines. But Dickens never described what Madame Defarge was knitting.
As in the beloved first volume in this series, this book brings together a host of knitting (and weaving!) talent to imagine what their beloved fictional characters would knit and wear. From Tristan and Iseult to Jane Bennet to Miss Marple, characters from many of your favorite books finally get the knitwear they deserve.
More than just a pattern book, What (else) Would Madame Defarge Knit? is a treasure of links, essays, and designs to entertain your hands AND your mind. In its 200+ pages, you’ll find more than 25 knitting patterns (and one weaving pattern!) designed to delight your inner bibliophile.
Heather Ordover is a writer, mother, knitter, teacher, and podcaster living in Northern Virginia. Her adventures have taken her from winning awards for teaching at a NYC high school (as well as at the University of Arizona) to writing curriculum, podcasting (CraftLit and Just-the-Books: All the Lit—None of the Craft), and now patterns and knitting books. She lives with her amused husband, two goofy sons, and far too many devoted mosquitoes.
Oh. And she knits.
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“I loved these essays and patterns! Fans of the first book will not be disappointed.”
— Marie Irshad, KnitCast podcast
“This wonderful collection of essays provides a delicious narrative for the companion patterns, and the patterns bring color to the classic stories that inspire their design. Together, patterns and essays bring a fresh perspective on old friends, breathing new life into classics I thought I knew well. The patterns are wonderfully inspired, such that knitting and reading are brought together in a unique way where each adds depth to the other.”
— Sally Holt, Managing Partner, Create2Thrive LLP (creators of the knitCompanion app)
“Total home run, out of the park…What’s not to love?…I would make anything in this book, and I would love it…The first book is good, but they took a good thing and made it better.”
— Doctor Gemma, CogKnitive podcast