I love knitting. I love history. Imagine my delight when I found both of these loves in one book, Rohn Strong's The Heritage Collection: WWI & WWII.
Rohn is a wonderful young man that has been quite prolific in creating beautiful patterns for both knit and crochet. He contacted us several months ago about being involved with yarn support for this new project. His book features updated knit patterns based on patterns that were used in the military as well as at home during World Wars I and II. He uses the same types of fiber and colors in his patterns to give us a true reflection of what was used in the time period. Included are several fascinating essays about people involved in the war, including knitters at home. I absolutely loved reading this book. It made me want to become a better knitter. It showed an importance to our art, that what many of us may take for granted today was a sought after talent during war time. Knitters helped save lives.
I hope you enjoy this short video interview Brown Sheep did with Rohn, he speaks best about his passion for his book and his work in this video. Then visit him on Ravelryhttp://www.ravelry.com/patterns/sources/the-heritage-collection-wwi--wwii and pick up your own copy of this "Must Have" book. Enjoy!
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