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Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



There's this writer, William Shakespeare. Perhaps you've heard of him. He wrote this play, Romeo and Juliet. Maybe you've heard of it as well. It's... Continue »
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The Knitter's Book of Yarn: The Ultimate Guide to Choosing, Using, and Enjoying Yarn

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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 cant 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 Knitters Book of Yarn, youll 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 Knitters Book of Yarn will teach you everything you need to know about yarn: How its made, who makes it, how it gets to you, and what it longs to become. The next time you pick up a skein, you wont have to wonder what to do with it. Youll just know-the way any yarn whisperer would.

About the Author

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307352163
Author:
Parkes, Clara
Publisher:
Potter Craft
Subject:
Needlework - Knitting
Subject:
Knitting
Subject:
Yarn
Subject:
Crafts-Needlework
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20071031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
60 4-COLOR PHOTOGRAPHS; 100 ILLUSTRATION
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
9.28x7.84x1.14 in. 2.23 lbs.

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