It helps to capture the story behind the yarn - where it comes from, how it is produced, whose vision it was to create that yarn.
And it would be easy to find 5 patterns you like, since the patterns on the whole are really great and represent a variety of techniques and styles.
I also enjoyed learning about new Indy Dyers that use base yarns from the U.S. and Canada to produce their lovely dyed yarns and fibers.
A very fun book, great photos and interesting facts about the fiber world across America!Published 2 months ago by Mvillanti
Has a lot of wonderful patterns and great stories of small yarn producers.
A book that i will read over and over
I got this book because a friend has one and I enjoyed it . The price was right and the book in good shape. Love the patterns and stories about the local farms.Published 21 months ago by Farrell Hobbs
GREAT BOOK, GREAT PATTERNS, GREAT ARTICLES. I PURCHASED THIS BOOK BECAUSE A FRIEND WAS MAKING A PATTERN FROM IT AND LOVE HAVING NEW KNIT BOOKS. ALSO VERY INTERSTING ARTICLES.Published on November 6, 2012 by KLICKER
A potpourri of great patterns and introductions to all the innovative yarn producers in the US. Very readable with interesting information on some of the great local businesses... Read morePublished on December 30, 2011 by knitdr
I bought 2 of these books, one for me and one for my sister on her Birthday. We both love the book, there are a lot of wonderful patterns in it and it is nice to see other farmers... Read morePublished on December 12, 2011 by Sonia
The author's point is to encourage knitters to take advantage of the wonderful yarns made in North America and she profiles a selection herein; this book should stimulate readers... Read morePublished on November 8, 2011 by Aemilia
Knit Local by Tanis Gray is a beautifully photographed collection of designs that showcases, and even celebrates, yarns used from across the United States. Read morePublished on November 1, 2011 by Tina M. Sanders
I received this book as a gift earlier this week and I knew from the moment I flipped through it that it was a keeper. Read morePublished on October 28, 2011 by My2Cents