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The knitter's book of wool : the ultimate guide to understanding, using, and loving this most fabulous fiber

Author: Clara Parkes
Publisher: New York : Potter Craft, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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This definitive guide to wool explores what makes wool so dynamic -- explaining the differences between breeds of sheep, processing and much more. It also helps knitters learn how to choose the right wool for their specific projects and features over 20 patterns, each designed to showcase specific qualities of wool yarns.
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Genre/Form: Patterns
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Clara Parkes
ISBN: 9780307352170 030735217X
OCLC Number: 299708196
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 207 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.
Contents: What is wool? Anatomy of a fiber ; The softness myth --
From pasture to pullover : turning wool into yard. Skirting and sorting ; Rub-a-dub-dub : souring fleece ; The charms of color ; Wool 101 : quick tips for reading a generic wool yard --
Meet the breeds. Breed categories ; The criteria ; Finewools ; Mediumwools ; Down and down-type wools ; Longwools ; Dual-coated and primitives --
Plays well with others. Blending for luster and drape ; Blending for halo ; Blending for warm-weather comfort ; Blending for strength --
Patterns. Hats, hands, and feet ; Sweaters and tops ; Scarves, shawls, and stoles ; Home and beyond --
Resources. Washing wool ; Keeping moths at bay.
Responsibility: by Clara Parkes.
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