This definitive guide to wool explores what makes wool so dynamic - explaining the differences between breeds of sheep, processing and much more. It helps knitters learn how to choose the right wool for their specific projects. It features over 20 patterns, each designed to showcase specific qualities of wool yarns. In "The Knitter's Book of Wool", Clara Parkes thoughtfully explores what makes wool so dynamic - explaining how differences between breeds of sheep, components of the wool fibre, the classification and processing of wool and many other factors contribute to the finished yarn you hold in your hand. Finally, knitters have a way to intuitively grasp which wools should become scarves and which sweaters, which would make a killer handbag and which the perfect mitten. Over 20 patterns, each designed to showcase specific qualities of wool yarns, illustrate the cross-section of widely available and boutique yarns featured in the book.About the Author:
In 1998, Clara Parkes realised a way to bring her love of knitting and her skills together as a business, deconstructing yarns to give people useful information. She is the publisher of KnittersReview.com and a contributing editor to two magazines.
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Descripción Potter Craft, 2009. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería P11030735217X
Descripción Potter Craft, 2009. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería DADAX030735217X
Descripción Potter Craft, 2009. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería 030735217X
Descripción Potter Craft, 2009. Estado de conservación: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: 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. Nº de ref. de la librería ABE_book_new_030735217X