Slow Knitting

Slow Knitting: A Journey from Sheep to Skein to Stitch

Hannah Thiessen

Like the “slow food” movement, Slow Knitting encourages knitters to step back, pare down, and celebrate the craftsmanship of their work. In five chapters centred around the tenets of slow knit­ting—sourcing carefully, making thoughtfully, thinking environmentally, experimenting fearlessly, and exploring openly—Hannah Thiessen challenges knitters of all skill levels to view their practice in a new way. Each chapter contains explorations of fibre types; profiles of well-known yarn types, makers, and yarn suppliers; and garment patterns inspired by the featured fibres.


176 pages and 200 colour photographs and illustrations