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The Knitter's Book of Yarn: The Ultimate Guide to Choosing, Using, and Enjoying Yarn Hardcover – October 16, 2007
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“Un. Real. There is no other way to describe...well, that’s a lie because I'll come up with more. But my first impression of The Knitter's Book of Yarn? Un. Real. I open the hardcover to reveal a fiber family tree. Smitten. Smitten on the spot. This book is, without a doubt, everything you ever wanted to know not just about fiber but were afraid to ask….This is absolutely a MUST HAVE book, and I don't say that often.”
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CLARA PARKES left her career in the booming high-tech industry to pursue her love of knitting. She lives on the coast of Maine in a farm house full of yarn. She is the publisher of KnittersReview.com and a contributing editor to Interweave Knits.
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I still read yarn reviews on Ravelry. Now I have more information with which to make buying and use decisions. I direct reviewers to Clara's book, and other online resources. Now my yarn stash is better aligned with what I like to knit. Thank you, Clara!
All the mystery of which yarn would best suit a project, by explaining everything you wished to know about a particular type of yarn are all clear in this detailed book on yarns.
All types of yarns are covered including animal, plant fibers, and synthetics, and blends of each. And the patterns are a wonderful bonus.
I LOVE THIS BOOK; this is money well spent if you are in the dark about what yarn would work for, and accomplish the results you desire, in any given project.
The Knitter's Book of Yarn does just that. The explanations of different kind of fibers are fantastic (I finally learned where qiviut comes from, and I think I might try soy silk for my always chilly but wool-sensitive friend), and include information on how its made, what to look for, and what the fibers properties and drawbacks would be.
The sections on yarn construction is a real standout, and come with sample patterns for everything from single ply, multi-plied, and textured yarns to boucle (which I've never figured out what to do with) and chenille.
This is a fantastic reference book for every knitter.
Most of the project patterns in this book are not to my taste, but that is not what matters with this book. It's so packed with information, I wouldn't want to be without it.
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Have not read very far, but scanning the book, looks perfect!Read more