Fine Fleece, A - Knitting With Handspun Yarns
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The pleasure of knitting can be that much greater when you knowyou?re using the perfect yarn. In A Fine Fleece, designer, knitterand spinner Lisa Lloyd explores the different qualities of handspun yarn and presents projects that show them to their bestadvantage. There is valuable information here for every knitter,even if you?ve never considered learning to spin (though you mayfind inspiration in this book to do just that). While educating youon the differences in fibres (like Alpaca, Merino, Cormo,Rambouillet and Suffolk) and the characteristics you can achieve ina hand spun yarn by combining fibres according to certain recipes,Lisa Lloyd also shares the three important concepts that enlightenher designs: the use of contrasting colour and fibre; scale andperspective (chunky yarns with chunky cable stitches versus chunkyyarns with delicate ones); and the creation of ?poetic? jumpersthat try to capture an emotion. Each of the 26 projects in A FineFleece shows the finished project knitted in both a hand spun yarnand a commercial yarn so that you can train your eye to understandhow fibre and texture can truly transform a piece.ISBN13: 9780307346834
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