Knitlandia: A Knitter Sees the World

Clara Parkes
Star Rating
Reviewer's Rating
Aug 25, 2016

Let me begin this recommendation with a caveat: you probably need to be at least a little bit interested in knitting to enjoy Knitlandia. Or have an interest in traveling . . . to knitting related destinations. Clara Parkes, author of The Yarn Whisperer and several other books on knitting, returns to delight us with stories of her knitting adventures to both domestic and foreign locations. A couple of my favorites are "Romancing the Loons" – about the Squam art workshops in New Hampshire and "Cloudburst Over Paris" – learning that the owner of a unique yarn store in Paris (that I have followed for a few years on Instagram) is actually a girl from Kansas.

Although the book is shelved with the knit craft books, this is much more a biography/travel memoir than a how to book. And, if you like the book, you can find more Clara at



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