One of the only books focused on monogramming and the first in a series of craft books by former Talbots senior executive Lucy Main Tweet, Knitologie features elegant items made personal through monogramming.
Lucy had two major influences in life: extensive experience in the fashion industry and her childhood memories when she first learned to knit. Now she has combined both of her passions into Knitologie. Inspired by her mother, who calls knitting a "pastime for a lifetime from age eight to eighty," Lucy loved picking out new yarns with textures and variegated colors. Her relationship with her mother grew closer through their shared knitting experiences. This pastime for a life time has long united generations from grandparents to grandchildren.
Lucy has seen it all—from yarn mills in Italy and China to the finest knitwear factories around the world. She has worked with factories where automated knitting replicates the human hand and has closely observed professional hand knitters whose work is exceptional. Lucy has translated her unique perspective into Knitologie, giving even the beginning knitter an immediate feeling of accomplishment.
About the Author:
Lucy Main Tweet has been a global fashion leader for Talbots, Evan Picone, J. Crew, and Bernard Chaus. As senior vice president for Talbots, she spearheaded overseas sourcing and production for Women's, Men's, and Children's Apparel, Shoes and Accessories, which led her to yarn mills in Europe and Asia and to the finest knitwear factories around the world. Inspired by her mother, a knitter who calls knitting "a pastime for a lifetime, from age eight to eighty," and her desire to share experiences between them, Tweet took up knitting and has translated her unique perspective, which allows even the beginning knitter to experience a sense of immediate accomplishment. She has worked in New York City, Hong Kong, and Hingham, Massachusetts, where she currently resides with her husband, John, and their dog Coco, a coton de tulear.