What Would Madame Defarge Knit?

Madame Thérèse Defarge, from A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens, knit, in code, the names of those condemned to the die at the guillotine during the French Revolution. The book, What Would Madame Defarge Knit?, has a less nefarious nature. The 21 projects to knit and crochet are accompanied by essays and based on the characters of classic literature. Cast on shawls, slippers, hoods, and more inspired by such beloved classics as Jane Eyre, Dracula, The Wizard of Oz, and Frankenstein.

What Would Madame Defarge Knit?

What Would Madame Defarge Knit? Creations Inspired by Classic Characters
Edited by Heather Ordover; Illustrated by Jen Minnis

Lakewood, Ohio: Cooperative Press, 2011. Softcover, 201 pages, $26.95. ISBN 978-0979201752.

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