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10 Secrets of the Laidback Knitters

By Vicki Stiefel and Lisa Souza

10 Secrets of the LaidBack Knitters speaks to all levels of knitters in joyful and substantive ways. With humor and insight, authors Vicki Stiefel and Lisa Souza illustrate how to become a laidback knitter—one who enjoys the process as much as the product. Join in and be inspired by the mix of people, patterns, and places in their knitting world.

  • A  collection of twenty-seven patterns—with instructions and charts—from shawls to socks to sweaters.
  • For beginning knitters to experienced ones.
  • Additional tips and art and lots of critters.

Knitting is as much about process as about the finished product. The stitches you knit can express the inner joy you feel. 


Like the best LYS or knitting groups, this book could have been subtitled: Come for the patterns, stay for the chat. In a publishing climate that still wants to crank out knitting books that impossibly serve every need at an impossible pace, this gem of a book takes a deep breath and travels on its own path. — knitty.com

There are so many fun tidbits and stories in this book,
it makes for great reading!
Vicki and Lisa collected patterns that are gorgeous,
fun, functional, and wearable. — Laura Nelkin

Truly, this is a delightful book. And did I mention the patterns? Fun, cheerful patterns of all types–men, children, women, big projects, small projects. — Knitting Scholar

It’s a book that’s filled with freedom
– the freedom to create the type of knitting environment
you require to find your peace. — Annie Modesitt

With humor and insight, authors Vicki Stiefel and Lisa Souza illustrate how to become a laidback knitter — one who enjoys the process as much as the product.
— Stefanie Japel for Craftsy

Use these secrets as way markers on your knitting travels
and enjoy the ride. — Sarah E. White, About Knitting. com