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The Knitter's Book of Wool: The Ultimate Guide to Understanding, Using, and Loving This Most Fabulous Fiber

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Publisher Comments:

In this complete guide to wool - the most popular yarn around - passionate wool expert Clara Parkes translates the vast world of sheep and their wool into the language and context of knitting.

What is wool? Clara starts with the fundamentals: what wool is made of, how it gets off the sheep, and how it is transformed from a jumbled mass of dirty fluff into a gorgeous yarn that so tempts us at our local yarn stores.

Who makes it? Parkes conducts an inspiring tour of sheep breeds from around the world - introducing us to the animals who give us their wool - and explains how to best knit with yarns made from their fibers.

Which yarn do I use? If only there were a way to read a skein to know how it would behave and what it wanted to become. Now there is! Parkes demystifies the generic (non-breed-specific) wool yarn you'll find at your local yarn shop, showing you how to best determine what every yarn longs to be.

What do I knit? Parkes went to some of the most creative and inquisitive design minds of the kniting world to provide more than 20 patterns that highlight the qualities of specific types of wool.

The Knitter's Book of Wool teaches you everything you need to know about wool - and its journey from pasture to pullover. The next time you pick up a skein, you won't have to wonder what to create with it. You'll just know.

Synopsis:

The best-selling author of The Knitter's Book of Yarn offers a complete guide to the most popular yarn, including the differences between breeds of sheep, components of wool fiber, processing methods, and which wool should be used for which project, in a book that also includes one hundred color photos and twenty project patterns

Synopsis:

Clara Parkes left her career in San Francisco's booming high-tech industry to pursue her love of knitting. She now lives on the coast of Maine in a farmhouse full of fleece, fiber, and yarn. Best-selling author of The Knitter's Book of Yarn, she is the publisher of the top-ten knitting website knittersreview.com and a frequent contributor to Interweave Knits and Twist Collective.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307586995
Subtitle:
The Ultimate Guide to Understanding, Using, and Loving This Most Fabulous Fiber
Publisher:
Crown Publishing Group
Author:
Parkes, Clara
Subject:
Crafts & Hobbies : Needlework - Knitting
Subject:
Needlework - Knitting
Subject:
Knitting
Subject:
Wool
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Crafts; knitting
Subject:
Crafts-Needlework
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20091013
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
208

Related Subjects

Hobbies, Crafts, and Leisure » Crafts » General
Hobbies, Crafts, and Leisure » Crafts » Needlework
Science and Mathematics » Materials Science » Textiles

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Product details 208 pages Crown Publishing Group - English 9780307586995 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The best-selling author of The Knitter's Book of Yarn offers a complete guide to the most popular yarn, including the differences between breeds of sheep, components of wool fiber, processing methods, and which wool should be used for which project, in a book that also includes one hundred color photos and twenty project patterns
"Synopsis" by , Clara Parkes left her career in San Francisco's booming high-tech industry to pursue her love of knitting. She now lives on the coast of Maine in a farmhouse full of fleece, fiber, and yarn. Best-selling author of The Knitter's Book of Yarn, she is the publisher of the top-ten knitting website knittersreview.com and a frequent contributor to Interweave Knits and Twist Collective.
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