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The Knitter's Book of Yarn The Ultimate Guide to Choosing, Using, and Enjoying Yarn (Hardcover)

Author:  Clara Parkes
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Format: Hardcover
ISBN-10: 0307352161
ISBN-13: 9780307352163
Sku: 204713272
Publish Date: 10/16/2007
Sales Rank: 85442
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 9H x 8L x 1.25T
Pages:  255
Age Range:  NA
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A definitive guide to yarn explains how to pair a knitting project with the right type of available yarn, discussing the special characteristics and qualities of each category of yarn, the unique effects it creates, and available substitutions, and includes dozens of creative projects by experienced knitting designers. 20,000 first printing. *Author: Parkes, Clara *Subtitle: The Ultimate Guide to Choosing, Using, and Enjoying Yarn *Publication Date: 2007/10/16 *Number of Pages: 255 *Binding Type: Hardcover *Language: English *Depth: 1.25 *Width: 8.00 *Height: 9.00
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A definitive guide to yarn explains how to pair a knitting project with the right type of available yarn, discussing the special characteristics and qualities of each category of yarn, the unique effects it creates, and available substitutions, and includes dozens of creative projects by experienced knitting designers. 20,000 first printing.Not all yarns are alike. Some make our hearts and hands sing, some get the job done without much fanfare, and some cause nothing but frustration and disappointment. The gorgeous pair of socks that emerged from their first bath twice as long as when they went in. The delicate baby sweater that started pilling before it even came off the needles. The stunning colorwork scarf that you can’t wear because the yarn feels like sandpaper against your neck. If only there were a way to read a skein and know how it would behave and what it wanted to become before you invested your time, energy, and money in it. Now there is! With The Knitter’s Book of Yarn, you’ll learn how to unleash your inner yarn whisperer.

In these pages, Clara Parkes provides in-depth insight into a vast selection of yarns, giving you the inside stories behind the most common fiber types, preparations, spins, and ply combinations used by large-scale manufacturers and importers, medium-sized companies, boutique dye shops, community spinneries, and old-fashioned sheep farms. And, because we learn best by doing, Parkes went to some of the most creative and inquisitive design minds of the knitting world to provide a wide assortment of patterns created to highlight the qualities (and minimize the drawbacks) of specific types of yarns.

The Knitter’s Book of Yarn will teach you everything you need to know about yarn: How it’s made, who makes it, how it gets to you, and what it longs to become. The next time you pick up a skein, you won’t have to wonder what to do with it. You’ll just know–the way any yarn whisperer would.
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Filled with a detailed exploration of yarn varieties, this immensely helpful book will guide knitters to the right choices for specific projects. Accompanied by inventive patterns and resources.
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