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The knitter's book of yarn : the ultimate guide to choosing, using, and enjoying yarn

Author: Clara Parkes
Publisher: New York : Potter Craft, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Explanations of various yarns interspersed with knitting projects suitable to each type of yarn.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Clara Parkes
ISBN: 9780307352163 0307352161
OCLC Number: 85783469
Description: 255 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Contents: 1: Fiber foundations --
Protein fibers --
Cellulose fibers --
Cellulosic fibers --
Synthetic fibers --
2: Making yarn --
Evaluating yarns up close --
Mills and microspinneries --
Farm yarns --
Fiber festivals --
Going organic --
Color in yarn --
The original spin --
The politics of pills --
3: Ply me a river --
The single --
Two-ply yarns --
Three-ply yarns --
Four-ply and more --
Cables yarns --
Textured yarns --
Bouclé yarn --
Brushed yarn --
Chenille yarn --
The felt factor --
Putting it all together --
Care and feeding --
Knowing what you have: WPI --
CYCA numbers explained --
Abbreviations and techniques.
Responsibility: by Clara Parkes.
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