The Wishing Thread by Lisa Van Allen
Aubrey Van Ripper—the last remaining Van Ripper in the Stitchery—runs a shady business, one that she inherited from the early Dutch settlers of Tarrytown, New York. She can influence the future when a client wears a garment that she knits. However, unless the client gives up something equal to what he’ll gain, the magic will fail.
Some say Aubrey is an angel. Others say she is a swindler. Aubrey herself isn’t sure.
Her newly reunited sisters want her to sell the Stitchery. Bitty doesn’t believe in magic: she makes a strong case that the power of the Stitchery is no more than the power of suggestion. Meggie too has her doubts. Aubrey has her own secret reason questioning her role in the Stitchery: his name is Vic Oliveira, and he isn’t put off by her bookish quirks or freakish blue eyes.
When the Stitchery is threatened with demolition, Aubrey’s relationship with her sisters—and her belief in magic—is put to the test. Will the threads hold?
Patterns From The Wishing Thread
Host a knit-along or read-along with your friends. Check out these fantastic free patterns (mostly from the amazing fiber artisans at Ravelry) that helped inspire The Wishing Thread. These are mostly knitting patterns with a few crochet for good measure. You can read The Wishing Thread, and as an option, you can knit or crochet along. If you do create any of the lovely patterns, be sure to let Lisa know on Facebook!
Plus, you can invite Lisa Van Allen to your book or knitting club for a call-in! Be sure to contact well in advance.