ProjectKnitspeareLately, I’ve been wanting to read some Shakespeare. Blame the wonderful web series NMTD and Jules and Monty. In an effort to keep me motivated, I’m combining two of my loves – books and yarn – in a project I’m calling #ProjectKnitspeare (so clever, I know). As I work my way through Shakespeare’s plays (reading order under the cut, because damn, that guy wrote a lot of stuff), I’ll be knitting one project relating to the work. The connection may be tenuous, depending on what’s available on Ravelry, but there will be some sort of connection between the two. I’ll be posting updates here, but keep an eye on Twitter (@booksyarnandtea) for random musings and pictures. (Plus maybe some videos coming soon?)

Reading order based on Or What You Will‘s reading order – which in turn is based on two articles (1, 2) from the Shakespeare Standard:

  • Romeo and Juliet
  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream
  • Much Ado About Nothing
  • Love’s Labour’s Lost
  • The Two Gentlemen of Verona
  • The Comedy of Errors
  • The Taming of the Shrew
  • Titus Andronicus
  • The Merchant of Venice
  • Julius Caesar
  • Antony and Cleopatra
  • Hamlet
  • Twelfth Night
  • As You Like It
  • Othello
  • King Lear
  • Macbeth
  • The Tempest
  • All’s Well That Ends Well
  • Measure For Measure
  • Troilus and Cressida
  • Henry VIII
  • The Two Noble Kinsmen
  • Timon of Athens
  • The Winter’s Tale
  • Pericles, Prince of Tyre 
  • Coriolanus
  • Cymbeline


  • King John
  • Edward III
  • Richard II
  • Henry IV part I
  • The Merry Wives of Windsor
  • Henry IV part II
  • Henry V 
  • HenryVI part I
  • HenryVI part II
  • HenryVI part III
  • Richard III


No guarantees I’ll make it through them all, but it’ll be fun to try.


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