PURLS FOREVER: The Book
This is far more than a typical knitting book with patterns.
This book is a gathering of very warm and personal
remembrances of family stories and the wonderful women
who knit garments as signs of their love.
Jonelle Raffi no literally opens her family hope chest fi lled
with beautifully hand-crafted pieces and shares with us
the stories that each of those family treasures brings to
mind. Going as far back as an exquisite shawl made by
her great, great grandmother in Italy, this book continues
through 6 generation of knitting to little fi nger puppets
made by her daughters as Jonelle fi rst teaches them the
craft that has been passed on from mother to daughter for
so many years. Old family photos and new photos taken
by the author beautifully illustrate her book. It is fi lled
with well written, both humorous and emotional short
stories that are worth the price of the book themselves.
As a valuable bonus, each story is accompanied with a
pattern for an up-to-date adaptation of those treasured old
garments. Each pattern is clear with detailed instructions
that will produce garments of exceptional quality and
design worthy of becoming family heirlooms in any family.
Purls Forever is a true treasure and something every
knitter will prize.
Hard Copies of this book are available thru your LYS