Knot Your Average Book: Ten Knitted Works of Fiction

Everyone needs a hobby. Those wonderful, destressing activities that bring us all so much joy … when we aren’t in the middle of a stressful political season. While reading is obviously the frontrunner in my list of hobbies, sometimes I also love just sitting down with a pair of knitting needles and a ball of yarn. While I’m not an expert by any stretch of the term, even knitting something as simple as a scarf can completely clear my mind for an a few moments here and there. It’s as simple as a couple of turns and, the next thing you know, you have a hat. So for today’s Top Ten Tuesday, I’d like to combine my love of both books and knitting and present ten books that feature knitters, their projects, and their problems.

The Beach Street Knitting Society and Yarn Club
by Gil McNeil

Casting Spells
by Barbara Bretton

Death By Cashmere
by Sally Goldenbaum

The Friday Night Knitting Club
by Kate Jacobs

How to Knit a Love Song
by Rachael Herron

Knit One, Kill Two
by Maggie Sefton

The Knitting Circle
by Ann Hood

Last Wool and Testament
by Molly MacRae

The Vampire Knitting Club
by Nancy Warren

While My Pretty One Knits
by Anne Canadeo

Note: Top Ten Tuesday is a feature hosted by Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl. Be sure to check out her weekly post to find other participants.


  1. Dumblydorr! This was awesome; loved the book covers and titles. Death by Cashmere (that must have taken a long time *inserts evil cackle*) and Last Wool and Testament, sheesh. Learnt a new thing about you today. Happy TTT!

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  2. How fun! I am just teaching myself to knit and listed it as one of my hobbies over on my post. 🙂 I’m currently making a hat for a Secret Santa present, and I’m at the part where I need to switch from the circular needle to double pointed needles, which I’ve NEVER used before. I’m a bit scared!! I’ll definitely have to check out some of the books on this list. 🙂

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  3. I learned how to knit way back when, but it’s been years since I’ve picked up my needles! I’d love to get back to it — I remember how satisfying it was. I haven’t read any of these, but I did read a knitting book this past year — Real Men Knit. It was great!

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