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No sheep for you : knit happy with cotton, silk, linen, hemp, bamboo, and other delights

Author: Amy R Singer
Publisher: Loveland, Colo. : Interweave Press, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Learn all about nonwool yarns, including cotton, silk, linen, soy, bamboo, hemp, Tencel, rayon and their origins, characteristics, and how to make substitiutions to achieve similar effects in wool. Then delight in the 21 knockout pattterns, including sweaters, scarves, and socks, all created with fibers that never had four legs"--Back cover.
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Genre/Form: Patterns
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Amy R Singer
ISBN: 9781596680128 1596680121
OCLC Number: 71173750
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 160 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
1. A little song a little dance, a little fiber in your pants --
2. Fiber families, substituting, and your new career as a yarn detective --
3. Learn to love your geeky thing --
Projects (Bacardi / Barbara Gregory --
Eileen / Jillian Moreno --
Network / Stephannie Roy --
Tuscany / Amy R. Singer --
Intoxicating / Kristi Porter --
Twist / Jillian Moreno --
Bespoke / Libby Baker --
River rock scarf / Sivia Harding --
Manly maze / Celeste Culpepper --
Sweet indulgence / Deb White --
The bag / Wendy Wonnacott --
He and she ganseys / Jeannine Sims --
Berthe collar / Karin Maag-Tanchak --
Cables and Os / Brooke Snow --
Midwest-style thrummed mitts / Amy Swenson --
Drunken Argyle / Holli Yeoh --
Morrigan / Jenna Wilson --
Tomato / Wendy Bernard --
Peerie fleur / Zoe Valette --
No-wool socks / Kate ntherley).
Responsibility: Amy R. Singer, author.
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This book will inform and empower knitters about the properties of natural, non-wool yarns, teach them what each fiber can and can't do (and why), and help them pick the right non-wool yarn for  Read more...

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April 2007Many knitters are allergic to wool. Do these folks have to settle for a boring diet of acrylic yarns? Not if Singer (editor, Knitty onlinemagazine) has anything to say about it. Singer is Read more...

 
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