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A knit­ter’s yarn col­lec­tion, or ‘stash’, is a spe­cial thing: gath­ered over the years, it can hold the se­crets to our knit­ting dreams and am­bi­tions, our suc­cesses and fail­ures, and mem­o­ries of spe­cial times and peo­ple.

The new book from yarn ex­pert Clara Parkes ex­plores the sto­ries be­hind our yarn stashes. She in­vited de­sign­ers, authors, yarn pro­duc­ers and shop own­ers to con­trib­ute es­says to A Stash of One’s Own. The re­sults range from com­i­cal and light­hearted to deeply per­sonal and philo­soph­i­cal.

We hear from some of the big­gest names in the knit­ting world, in­clud­ing Meg Swansen, Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, Gu­drun John­ston, Franklin Habit, and Rachel Atkin­son (pic­tured be­low right, with Clara Parkes). The book is won­der­fully en­ter­tain­ing, and will make an ideal Christ­mas gift for any ded­i­cated knit­ter.

Abrams Press, £16.99. To buy a copy for £13.99 in­clud­ing free UK P&P, call 01903 828503 and quote ref. 50542.

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