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The natural knitter : how to choose, use, and knit natural fibers from alpaca to yak

Author: Barbara Albright
Publisher: New York : Potter Craft, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A practical handbook devoted to the earth-friendly world of natural knitting describes how to incorporate natural fibers--including cashmere, merino wool, bamboo, and more--into a variety of colorful and diverse patterns and features thirty unique designs, as well as an explanation of the textures, qualities, and types of fibers.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara Albright
ISBN: 1400053528 9781400053520
OCLC Number: 70054264
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 191 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
Contents: Introduction (About The natural knitter --
What makes yarn organic? --
Some fiber basics --
The patterns in the natural knitter (Little sit-sters) --
1. From sheep to wool (Daydream : knitter's meditation mat & bag --
Shetland fern --
Ålvros sweater --
Back home in Vermont sweater --
Here & there : Stone's sweater) --
2. Camelids, goats, bunnies, other fiber-bearing beasties and silk. Camelids (Girls' night out sweater and hat) --
Alpacas (Arthur's field of dreams sweater) --
Vicunas and paco-vicunas --
Guanacos --
Goats --
Angora goats : the source of mohair (Flirty, ruffle-edged scarf ) --
Cashmere (Archtectural rib pullover) --
Pygora goats --
Yaks --
Arctic musk ox/Qiviut (Qiviut twinset) --
Buffalo, aka bison --
Bunnies (Bodacious bunny baby set) --
Silk (The Uma sweater) --
3. Plants. Cotton (Lilliana's organic cotton poncho and drawstring pouch --
Chenille in the morning) --
Linen (Memories of Ukraine) --
Hemp (Cast-off sweater) --
Ramie (Pineapple overtop) --
4. Plant-dyed fiber (Easy onion skin dye project --
It's a mod, mod, modular hat, socks, and half-gloves --
Taos Saltillo jacket --
Think zinnias! --
Lucky fish mini case) --
5. Natural next steps (The felted bead diva's flowers) --
Abbreviations and techniques.
Responsibility: Barbara Albright ; photographs by Alexandra Grablewski.
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A practical handbook devoted to the earth-friendly world of natural knitting describes how to incorporate natural fibers--including cashmere, merino wool, bamboo, and more--into a variety of colorful and diverse patterns and features thirty unique designs, as well as an explanation of the textures, qualities, and types of fibers.

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