Knitting the National Parks

63 Easy-to-Follow Designs for Beautiful Beanies Inspired by the US National Parks

Written By: Nancy Bates
From the brightly colored pebbles of Lake McDonald in Montana’s Glacier National Park to the regal granite cliffs of El Capitan and Half Dome in California’s Yosemite Valley, the US National Parks contain some of the most recognizable and iconic natural landmarks in the world. Capture the majesty each national park offers with original beanie patterns created by knitting designer and outdoor enthusiast Nancy Bates.
Beanies range from simple beanie constructions to more challenging stitch patterns such as the two-color crossovers inspired by South Dakota’s Badlands or the multiple cable designs inspired by New Mexico’s Carlsbad Caverns. Clear charts, easy-to-read keys, and thorough instructions help any knitter, whether beginner or experienced, through these gratifying projects. Show your love and appreciation of our national parks with these beautiful and practical beanie projects you can wear any time or any place.
Format: PLC
Publication Date: 8/30/2022
ISBN: 9781681888439
Pages: 272
Trim Size: 8 x 10 x 1.2

  • About the Author 
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Nancy Bates, Author: Nancy Bates is the founder and mompreneur of Nancy Bates Designs—National Park Inspired. She has been knitting and crocheting for 45 years and is passionate about making knitting fun and attainable. Find her at where she also sells knitting kits for her beanie designs.