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10 thoughts on “The Knitters Book of Yarn

  1. says:

    I ve owned this pretty much since it was published, but I ve done a bit of a reread recently, and it s the kind of book you get a lot out of on rereads Not because it s unclear at all, but because there s a wealth of information that I, at least, hadn t seen before reading this There s really only one pattern I love in the book, and that s the Maine Morning Mitts, which is available for free online I ve made it many times and it s a great pattern It wasn t until this browse through that I I ve owned this pretty much since it was published, but I ve done a bit of a reread recently, and it s the kind of book you get a lot out of on rereads Not because it s unclear at all, but because there s a wealth of information that I, at least, hadn t seen before reading this There s really only one pattern I love in the book, and that s the Maine Morning Mitts, which is available for free online I ve made it many times and it s a great pattern It wasn t until this browse through that I totally got the match of yarn and pattern though There are so many complexities of twist, ply, spinning method, etc, that it s just the basics that stuck first time around On the other hand, on the first read I did understand why tee shirts I used to buy from the Gap all those years ago would end up with twisty seams That just enhances life a bit The only complaint I have isn t really a valid one anyway, and th...


  2. says:

    I am a fiber geek nowI know that qiviut is the warmest yarn and expensive That you can knit with opossum And that rayon used to be called wood silk.I know the difference between woolen spun and worsted.I know why merino feels so dang good.And why angora is stifly hot.ohhh the things in my litt...


  3. says:

    I m willing to admit that this book probaby sounds deadly boring to non knitters, and maybe even to some less dedicated knitters But if you want to understand the basis of the medium, this book is a very good start The organization kinds of fiber, how they re spun and dyed, and why yarn is or isn t plied is good The author does a good job of explaining how the structure of the yarn influences how designers use them in knitted garments And although I m not a fan of all the patterns in the b I m willing to admit that this book probaby sounds deadly boring to non knitters, and maybe even to some less dedicated knitters But if you want to understand the basis of the medium, this book is a very good start The organization kinds of fiber, how they re spun and dyed, and why yarn is or isn t plied is good The author does a good job of explaining how the structure of the y...


  4. says:

    I was seduced by the title s promise to be the ultimate guide Even after reading descriptions of different yarn, I didn t see how this would help me when in the yarn shop Paying attention to the labels in our clothes seemshe...


  5. says:

    I need to qualify my review to mwntion that I am a contributor, in a small way, so I am not totally unbiased This is a book that I wish had been available when I was a new knitter, and even without taking account of any of the patterns, it is one that will be useful to knitters and other...


  6. says:

    I LOVE this book I ve learned so much about the different categories of yarn and which purposes each type of yarn are suited for I appreciate yarn evennow The projects in here are great too The next big yarn sale I go to will defin...


  7. says:

    I may be the only one that isn t ohing and ahing about this title I think the problem is the fact that I have a strong textile chemistry background and the fiber chapters were not all together accurate So I found the book anoying.


  8. says:

    An excellent book I d like to buy It gives you the family tree categorizations of yarn, and tells you, as you have been told no where else, what yarns are good for what types of knitting projects It discusses how yarn is made, from what source animal, veggie, man made , the types of ply s, whether large industry or small farm, giving patterns for the particular yarns th...


  9. says:

    I treated reading this book like a study assignment, and took 30 pages of notes as I went along I learned so much about fibers and how they feel, knit, wash, wear, insulate, itch, stretch, andI can apply this information to not only my yarn choices for knitting, but also my clothing purchases Why does some silk smell bad What do the Pima Indians of Arizona have to do with my favorite cotton sheets Why do some of my cotton t shirts shrink biased Why is hand washing better than dry cle ...


  10. says:

    Judging by its billing as the ultimate guide this book failed for me While there were details I found useful, it s very American and author centric There were fibres not covered in the book, which may reflect on the speed of new yarn being developed made available or a reflection on the author s limitations on availability, it seems Though if you re setting out to write the ultimate guide, surely you d try to get your hands on theexotic materials.At times the book readslike Judging by its billing as the ultimate guide this book failed for me While there were details I found useful, it s very American and author centric There were fibres not covered...


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The Knitters Book of Yarn Potter Craft The Knitters Book Of Yarn Examines The Most Common Fiber Types Preparations Spins And Poly Combinations And Because Craft Is Best Learned By Doing Parkes Went To Some Of The Most Creative And Inquisitive Design Minds In The Knitting World To Provide A Wide Assortment Of Patterns Created To Highlight The Qualities And Minimize The Drawbacks Of Specific Types Of Yarns Paperback With Full Color Photographs And Illustrations Paperback Pages

  • Hardcover
  • 256 pages
  • The Knitters Book of Yarn
  • Clara Parkes
  • English
  • 10 May 2018
  • 0307352161

About the Author: Clara Parkes

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 farmhouse full of yarn She is the publisher of KnittersReview.com and a contributor to Interweave Knits.