Some of you may not count this as a book that I have read. Which would be odd, because it’s a book and I have absolutely read it from cover to cover.
It’s admittedly a knitting pattern book, but Knit, Purl, Save the World, by Vickie Howell and Adriene Armstrong is not only full of beautiful knitting patterns for an eco-concious yarny, but also after every pattern and throughout the introduction there are tit bits of info about the production of yarns, and which is best, the maintenance of yarns, yarn charity and inititatives helping knitters across the globe make a living (manos del uruguay and fairtrade knitters for 2 examples) and eco tips too.
The only negative I had were that some of the yarns were pricey due to their ecocredentials and thus a blanket would cost you over £150 to make… so maybe not for the cost concious – although the pattern could be made with a cheaper alternative, of course.
So really this book provides just about everything an eco-concious knitter could want. Patterns that rock, and learning too.
PS – have you discovered any good books lately?