What (else) Would Madame Defarge Knit?

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 About the Book

What (else) Would Madame Defarge Knit? is the second book in the What Would Madame Defarge Knit? series. It’s more than just a pattern book; it’s 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.

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28 patterns + accompanying essays by each designer
262 pages
ISBN 978-1937513191
This book is available in both print and digital format.

Meet the Editor

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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Read Reviews

It’s a delightful book to page through;  the essays are enjoyable and there are interesting tidbits to read scattered throughout. There are plenty of pictures (both atmospheric as well as of the actual knits). Charts and schematics abound, there are blank, lined pages for you to jot down your own notes, and all-in-all, it’s, well, FUN.  — Deb Boyken, The Knitting Scholar

I was so excited when this book arrived in the mail the other day! I sat down and read through it right away, over an evening and the next afternoon. The essays are interesting, even the ones whose subject book I haven’t read (in fact, I’m adding a few of them to my to-read list as a result!). And the patternsÌ_Ìøthe patterns! Seriously, there are so many good projects in here. — Julie, Goodreads review