This title features 31 gorgeous crochet and knitting patterns made with eco-friendly yarns such as soy, hemp, organic cotton and recycled knitting supplies. It offers easy-to-follow knitting projects for yourself and your home which include knitting mitten instructions, sock knitting, crocheted aromatherapy pillow and crocheted shopping bag. Basic techniques cover everything from knitting abbreviations and types of eco yarn for knitting, to crochet basics and felting and types of knitting stitches needed.
Vickie Howell is a self-proclaimed crafty grrrl. In an effort to mobilize the feminist-based knitting movement, she founded successful chapters of the irreverent but socially conscious knitting group Stitch 'n Bitch in Los Angeles and Austin, Texas. Co-author Adrienne Armstrong is a knitter, environmentalist, and owner of the sustainable living shop The Atomic Garden in Oakland, California.