KNIT THE SEASON by Kate Jacobs [Review]


Once October/November rolls around I begin to get excited for the holidays. Not just the holidays, but everything that goes along with the chilly weather. The sweaters, the baking, curling up on the couch and reading a good book. When I got the opportunity to check out Kate Jacob’s new book in her famous “Knitting” series, Knit the Season I thought what a better way to usher in the fall than a book that incorporates sweaters and baking into the plot?

You may already be familiar with Jacob’s first two book in this series, The Friday Night Knitting Club and Knit Two. Knit The Season is the next book in the series and it will be available in stores on November 3rd, 2009. It takes place 1 year after the end of Knit Two and follows Dakota and the rest of the gals in the Friday night knitting club from Thanksgiving through New Years.

In Knit The Season Dakota has to make a decision between her career and visiting her Gran in Scotland. You’ll also find out what’s been going on with the other gals in the knitting group such as Anita, Catherine, KC, and Peri.

Although the book started out a little slow in my opinion, it picks up about 30-40 pages in. I like how Jacobs devotes sections of the book to each character so we get to know them on their own as well as in the group. I’m not a knitter myself and the beginning of the book contains some references that I didn’t really get. Although this didn’t ruin the book for me, I think people with a background in knitting would be able to appreciate it on a different level. Even though it wasn’t the best Chick-lit book I’ve read, it wasn’t the worst either. It definitely got me in the mood for the holidays, which was all I was looking for in the first place.

I’m only giving Knit The Season 2 out of 5 stars, but if you are a knitter, or are part of a knitting club yourself (like quite a few women are), I would give the book a 3 out of 5.

Rating: 2 out of 5 stars | Publisher: Putnam Adult | Pages: 272 | Buy on Amazon

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