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|Material Type:||Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Internet Resource|
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|Description:||128 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm|
|Contents:||Fiber 101 for knitters --
Getting started --
Handspun from a knitter's perspective --
Color and other embellishments --
What to do with all that yarn.
Table of Contents:
Introduction -- Fiber 101 for knitters -- Spindles -- Wheels -- Getting started -- Handspun from a knitter's perspective -- Color and other embellishments -- What to do with all that yarn: Garter scarf 1 -- Garter scarf 2 -- Faux Fair Isle raglans -- Profile: Symeon North -- Pippi socks -- Profile: Angela Ho -- Pythagoras headband -- Laurabelle Swedish heart shrug -- Profile: Holly Klump -- Betsey bag -- May day hat -- Profile: Birkeland Brothers Wool -- Broken cable keyhold scarf -- Power station hat -- Profile: Laura Jefferson and Sarah Dunham -- Felted mammoth tea cozy -- Beauty school dropout pullover -- Profile: Catherine Goodwin -- Profile: Hatchtown Spindles -- Mojave socks -- Profile: Elaine Evans -- Orangina scarf -- Copper moose shawl -- Profile: Crystal Canning -- Grow hat -- Profile: Lexi Boeger -- Star wristlets -- Profile: Jonathan and Sheila Bosworth -- Firecraker hat -- Chillicothe -- Profile: Lynne Vogel -- Mind's eye hat -- Profile: Sandy Sitzman -- Glossary -- Resources -- Index.
Knitters who want new worlds to conquer can reach for this guide to handspinning their own designer yarns. A rundown on equipment introduces the drop spindle, supported spindle, niddy-noddy, McMorran balance, and yarn meter, while the following sections include choosing wool and other fibers, presenting knitting patterns suitable for handspun yarn, and in-depth profiles of real urban spinners. For crafters who want to experiment with spinning but don't want to sacrifice too much of their knitting time, there are lots of ideas for jazzing up a thrift-store cardigan with handspun trim or knitting a boatneck pullover in a combination of commercial and handspun yarns. Methods for incorporating beads and threads into yarn and a technique for dyeing yarn in the dishwasher are also featured.
Don't just knit: spin to knit! Spinning your own yarn is such a joy, and with this book in your collection you'll learn everything you need to know about the fibres, tools and materials you need to