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Knit and Nibble, a book about knitting, cooking and mindfulness to add colour to your clothes, food and mind.
Knit and Nibble, a book about knitting, cooking and mindfulness to add colour to your clothes, food and mind.
Knit and Nibble, a book about knitting, cooking and mindfulness to add colour to your clothes, food and mind.
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Knit and Nibble: life’s patterns, recipes and games.

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Hello, and thank you for stopping by

Do you ever feel you are, too busy to have some time off? 

Do you ever struggle with life and know you should have a break.

Can't have the time?  But know you should have a break and practise Mindfulness?

Knit and Nibble: written by James McIntosh after suffering a depressive episode. James, a seasoned food writer, struggled with Mindfulness; he just couldn’t control his constantly busy head. 

Using the principles of Mindfulness, James worked with Dr Thomas A. Ernst FRCP to create a new concept of Mindfulness through cooking and knitting. This has helped James turn his life around, he’s happy again and his life is full of colour.

The hand knitting market

Hand knitting is seeing a huge resurgence, with 5.9 million hand knitters in the U.K. alone. According to the UK Hand Knitting Association, there are 53 knitting clubs in London, with 400 across the UK and hundreds of knitting shops in towns across the country, not to mention many online retailers. 

Retailers state that male knitters are between 12% and 20% of their yarn sales customer base.

What’s unique about this book?

 Book Specifications

Hardback, 256 pages, full colour. 210mm x 250mm x 18.4mm. 

ISBN 978-0-9934-1962-1

Awards

Knit and Nibble won the prestigious Gourmand World Cookbook Award for the ‘Most Innovative Cookbook in the World’ in 2018.  International rights sales are a reality.

So what does the press say about hand knitting?

Knitting is no longer a pastime for grannies’ - BBC

'Men’s knitting is the new yoga' - The Telegraph

'Knitting should be prescribed on the NHS to lower blood pressure, reduce depression and slow dementia’ - The Telegraph

GPs should be able to refer patients to knitting groups to combat loneliness’ - ITV

Famous hand knitters

It is well reported, Ryan Gosling (according to GQ Magazine) Harry Styles (according to the Independent) are avid knitters and the truth about Russel Crowe Knitting is somewhat obscure ... yet ... the Finnish Winter Olympics team were knitting when not competing at the 2018 Winter Olympics. #mindfulness

About McIntosh Publishing

About Dr Thomas A. Ernst

A senior general medical consultant in a large teaching hospital in London, UK, Dr Ernst runs an outpatient mindfulness clinic.

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Thank you for reading this far.

By choosing to be a backer of our project you will receive a unique book like none other. It will be ready to ship by mid-September 2018, 2 1/2 months after the Kickstarter campaign ends. We have 99% of the details figured out: final design; choice of paper; printing and binding; and distribution.

Writing a book is a long process. James McIntosh as the author has written 10 cookbooks in his life and won global awards for his work. Anders Beier as the photographer has won ‘Best Cookbook Photographer’ in the world at the World Cookbook Awards 2016. Michelle Brachet is a writer (also world award winning) and editor who has written and edited over 30 lifestyle, food & drink books. Sune Rasborg is a world-renowned food stylist. A strong team has been created to deliver this project. The book is 100% complete and just needs a final proofread from the 3rd party knitting pattern writers.

Our business needs working capital to publish this book and to bring further books about knitting, cooking and mindfulness to the market. Costs are kept to a minimum, but quality is also important to us, therefore we weigh up costs and quality carefully.

Distribution of this book to retailers depends on successful media coverage, which we are working on: some articles are currently in production prior to the book launch.

Thank you for supporting us.

James and all at McIntosh Publishing

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    How to Knit e-book by James McIntosh

    Cast-on, cast-off, and stitches can be a bit confusing too. Knit and Purl, who are they? James started with 2 needles and a ball of yarn. Now he's made loads of things and written a book about it. You will be making your own cozy scarf in no time with a free knitting pattern included. Needles and yarn not included.

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    Knitting Takes Balls: knitting bag

    EARLY BIRD OFFER

    Knitting bags of metropolitan style. That tell the truth. Knitting takes balls. Fact. Black cotton tote bag with a reddish / orange statement of truth on the front. 14L capacity that holds 14 x 50g balls of yarn, which is enough for a medium-sized sweater for a bloke. Oh, and there is enough room in the bag for your knitting project and needles too.

    That’s not all, you also get the How to Knit e-book by James McIntosh.

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    Hand Knitted mobile Phone Cover

    Knit in 2 colours of extra fine merino wool. This luscious soft phone cover not only protects, but cleans your phone too.

    That’s not all: you also get the How to Knit e-book by James McIntosh.

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    A Hand Knitted Cotton Dishcloth

    Knit in Cotton Double Knitting yarn. Reusable; strong; tough. Stitch pattern may vary from illustration.

    Technical bit: approx 24cm (9 1/2in) square. Wash at 40ºC.

    That’s not all, you get the How to Knit e-book by James McIntosh too.

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    Hand Knitted Scarf

    Knit in Extra Fine Merino yarn. Stunning, warm, cosy.

    That’s not all, you get the How to Knit e-book by James McIntosh too.

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    Weekend Special Offer

    SPECIAL OFFER

    Get your copy of Knit and Nibble by James McIntosh before it hits the shops. Yup, you have seen the concept and you want it. Well, get it before the others do. Adorn your coffee table with stunning images; get your knit on; make your new colourful collection; and indulge in a spot of nibbling too.

    That’s not all, you also get the How to Knit e-book by James McIntosh.

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    Knit and Nibble: the book

    Get your copy of Knit and Nibble by James McIntosh before it hits the shops. Yup, you have seen the concept and you want it. Well, get it before the others do. Adorn your coffee table with stunning images; get your knit on; make your new colourful collection; and indulge in a spot of nibbling too.

    That’s not all, you also get the How to Knit e-book by James McIntosh.

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    Hand Knitted Slouchy Hat + book

    Your own hand knitted slouchy hat. Be Bohemian, en vogue, bright. As featured in Knit and Nibble: the book. Available in one size to fit an average sized head.

    Get your copy of Knit and Nibble by James McIntosh before it hits the shops. Yup, you have seen the concept and you want it. Well, get it before the others do. Adorn your coffee table with stunning images; get your knit on; make your new colourful collection; and indulge in a spot of nibbling too.

    That’s not all, you also get the How to Knit e-book by James McIntosh.

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    Learn to knit your own sweater +the book

    Ever wanted to knit your own sweater? Need someone to guide you through it? Never fear, James is here. Includes: 14 x 50g balls of extra fine merino wool, 2 sets of needles, raglan -that’s a type of sleeve - sweater pattern and help from James to knit it. If you live in London, UK, it can even be face-to-face. If not, (and at a sensible time zone to suit both) James will personally tutor you via Skype or FaceTime. Available in 97-112cm chest (38-42in).

    Get your copy of Knit and Nibble by James McIntosh before it hits the shops. Yup, you have seen the concept and you want it. Well, get it before the others do. Adorn your coffee table with stunning images; get your knit on; make your new colourful collection; and indulge in a spot of nibbling too.

    That’s not all, you also get the How to Knit e-book by James McIntosh.

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    Hand knitted sweater and the book

    Give yourself a hug in a beautiful hand knitted sweater made from extra fine merino wool. It’s soft and warm. Little is more comforting than wearing a hand knitted sweater. Choose from a range of colours. We supply and you feel the love from us in your new hand knitted sweater. Available in 97-112cm chest (38-42in).

    Get your copy of Knit and Nibble by James McIntosh before it hits the shops. Yup, you have seen the concept and you want it. Well, get it before the others do. Adorn your coffee table with stunning images; get your knit on; make your new colourful collection; and indulge in a spot of nibbling too.

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    Your Own Sweater Pattern: and the book.

    Have your own sweater design added to your collection. There you have it, your own knitting pattern named after you and you get the knitted sweater too. Give yourself a hug in a beautiful hand knitted sweater made from extra fine merino wool. It’s soft and warm. Little is more comforting than wearing a hand knitted sweater. Choose from a range of colours we supply and feel loved by us in your new hand knitted sweater. Available in 97-112cm chest (38-42in).

    Get your copy of Knit and Nibble by James McIntosh before it hits the shops. Yup, you have seen the concept and you want it. Well, get it before the others do. Adorn your coffee table with stunning images; get your knit on; make your new colourful collection; and indulge in a spot of nibbling too.

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