The Friday Night Knitting Club

The Friday Night Knitting Club by Kate Jacobs

I bought this book from a well-known supermarket about a week or so ago. At the speed I read books, I don’t like to spend too much on books that I’ll finish in a couple of days. I started reading it because I had been looking for “The Jane Austen Book Club” which I thought would be somewhere in the chart as the film of the book has just been released in the cinema (except they aren’t showing it in Bedford – I would have to go to MK to see it).

Anyhoo so I bought this book and started reading it.

The Blurb

“Casting on . . .

It starts almost by accident: the women who buy their knitting needles and wool from Georgia’s store linger for advice, for a coffee, for a chat and before they know it, every Friday night is knitting night. Finding a pattern . . .

And as the needles clack, and the garments grow, the conversation moves on from patterns and yarn to life, love and everything. These women are of different ages, from different backgrounds and facing different problems, but they are drawn together by threads of affection that prove as durable as the sweaters they knit. The Friday Night Knitting Club – don’t you want”

What do I think so far…

My Mum taught me to knit and crochet. I hope that one day I can teach my kids to knit and crochet. This story as happy and sad moments. There are also some real moments of frustration. These made me want to drop the book and grab my needles to get some knitting done. (I’m currently finishing a crochet baby blanket so can’t really start another project). It might not be a Friday night knitting club but I would love to find a knitting group like the one in the book.


  1. Ellie says:

    The jane austen book club is a beautiful book and i didn’t realise there is a film; I must see it. Unfortunately, I’ve already passed the book on otherwise i would have sent it to you.

Leave a Reply