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

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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.
    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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    ISBN 9780307352163
    Genre CRAFTS & HOBBIES / Needlework / Knitting
    Format Hardcover
    Pages 255
    Publisher Date 2007-10-16 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Clarkson Potter
    Copyright Year 2007
    Height 9.0 in
    Wdth 8.0 in
    Thickness 1.25 in
    Unit weight 2.15 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle The Ultimate Guide to Choosing, Using, and Enjoying Yarn
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Parkes, Clara
    Dimensions 9.3x6.7x1.1
    Country of Origin United States

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    • Knitter's Book of Yarn

      This book is a valuable, informative and easy to read reference detailing the characteristics and correct usage of yarn. It is relevant to knitters from beginners to experienced.

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    • Knitter's Book of Yarn

      I love this book. It is a great reference to keep on hand for anyone who knits or crochets. If you substitute yarns, then this is the book you will want to refer to before making a choice. It will give you all you need to know. I find it particularly helpful to read about how the yarn behaves after it has been knit. Often drape and the hand of the finished fabric determines whether or not the yarn is good for a particular project. This book discusses those characteristics at length.

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    • Good resource

      I enjoy the book, has great descriptions on the type of yarns for knitting. Good resource to have since I am a beginner knitter.

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    • Great book for a knitter in your life

      Purchased for a Christmas gift for my favorite knitter. She is VERY pleased with the book. Thanks

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