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In her inspiring book, Love in Every Stitch: Stories of Knitting and Healing, master knitter, teacher, and widely published knitwear designer Lee Gant shares real-life stories about the power of knitting.
As an employee of three different yarn stores, a teacher of countless knitting classes, and a volunteer with at-risk youth, Lee has had the opportunity to gather diverse stories.
The stories Lee shares about herself and fellow knitters from around the world illustrate how each stitch and purl can comfort and calm, heal and renew. A suicidal teenager crochets through pregnancy. A dying woman finds comfort in the company of knitters. A woman finds the courage to face her estranged parents. A woman going blind realizes she can still knit and experience life. And Lee’s life, riddled with more than just anxiety, has at last become stable and productive. This book includes stories of women, men, and teens who have experienced profound change and enlightenment through knitting and crochet.
A renowned designer and sought-after teacher, Lee Gant is a household name among knitting enthusiasts. Holding the rank of 'master knitter,' Lee enjoys working with adults and children, as young as age eight, teaching self-empowerment through knitting. Some of Lee's designs can be found in 60 Quick Baby Knits, in Knit Picks and Patternfish online, and at Strings and Things in Kauai. Lee's knitting has won many first place and best-in-show awards at county fairs in northern California. Her new pattern collection for children's knitwear will publish in the spring of 2016. She lives in Santa Rosa, CA.