Clara Parkes
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Clara Parkes

"Long before social media cluttered every corner of our existence, Parkes's conversational 411 about new yarns and interesting pattern designs forged connections among far-flung knitters, who discovered they were a global community rather than lone practitioners of a cozy hobby they'd learned from Mom." - Kathy Blumenstock, The Washington Post

Author of six books including the New York Times-bestselling Knitlandia, Clara has dedicated her life to figuring out what makes yarn tick--and finding the right words to write about it. She turned passion into profession in 2000 when she launched Knitter's Review, the first comprehensive online knitting magazine and community.

Since then, through her writings, workshops, books, television and radio appearances, Clara has championed the notion of paying closer attention to what you knit and where it came from.

"Clara Parkes is the MFK Fisher of knitting: unflinching, all-seeing, mysterious--and also kind." - Ann Shayne and Kay Gardiner of Mason-Dixon Knitting

She divides her time between city and country in Maine, always writing from a desk in the kitchen.

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    • Knitlandia

    • A Knitter Sees the World
    • By: Clara Parkes
    • Narrated by: Clara Parkes
    • Length: 6 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 247
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 221
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 219

    Knitting aficionado and notable artisan Clara Parkes delves into her storied travels with this inspiring and witty memoir of a creative life....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Not what I expected but even better

    • By Nanciann Nowlen on 09-21-16

    Regular price: $24.50

    • A Stash of One's Own

    • Knitters on Loving, Living with, and Letting Go of Yarn
    • By: Clara Parkes
    • Narrated by: Kevin T. Collins, Kate Udall, Eliza Foss
    • Length: 5 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 40

    In tales from 21 knitters, Clara Parkes examines a subject that is irresistible to us all: the yarn stash....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved this book!

    • By Pat Margulies on 04-03-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Yarn Whisperer

    • My Unexpected Life in Knitting
    • By: Clara Parkes
    • Narrated by: Clara Parkes
    • Length: 4 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 100
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 84
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 85

    Clara Parkes ponders the roles knitting plays in her life via 22 captivating, poignant, and laugh-out-loud funny essays....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful from start to finish

    • By Beth E. on 06-08-16

    Regular price: $24.50

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