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Handspun Yarn Knitting Books

A Fine Fleece: Knitting with Handspun Yarns
While educating you on the differences in fibers (like Alpaca, Merino, Cormo, Rambouillet, and Suffolk) and the characteristics you can achieve in a handspun yarn by combining fibers according to certain recipes, Lisa Lloyd also shares the three important concepts that enlighten her designs: the use of contrasting color and fiber; scale and perspective (chunky yarns with chunky cable stitches versus chunky yarns with delicate ones); and the creation of “poetic” sweaters that try to capture an emotion.

Intertwined: The Art of Handspun Yarn, Modern Patterns, and Creative Spinning (Handspun Revolution)
The excitement of experimental, handspun yarns, and includes recipes for handspun yarns, project ideas for knitters and crocheters, tips on how to use one-of-a-kind handspun yarns (whether you spin them or buy them at yarn boutiques), and a gallery of handmade creations.

All New Homespun Handknit: 25 Small Projects to Knit with Handspun Yarn
A follow-up to the original Homespun Handknit—a perennial bestseller for two decades—this collection revitalizes the craft of handspun yarn for a whole new generation of spinners and knitters. Packed with modern and traditional spinning know-how and 25 sophisticated, easy-to-learn projects, the guide helps crafters create unique gifts and wearable fashion while refining their skills and enhancing their understanding of this popular art form.

Homespun, Handknit
With designs, hints, and techniques from 50 experienced spinners and knitters, this guide offers instructions for handspun yarn and commercial substitutes.

101 Designer One-Skein Wonders: A world of possibilities inspired by just one skein
These designer projects range from the adorable to the elegant. The book includes plenty of patterns for those never-can-have-enough items: hats, scarves, bags, and shawls. It also highlights the unexpected: a useful knitted notebook cover, a fun-to-wear mitered square belt with beads, and an elegant ring bearer pillow. There’s something for everyone here — from the novice knitter to the experienced yarn artisan.

Handspun Treasures from Rare Wools
This volume chronicles not only the splendid woven and knitted pieces included in the Save the Sheep exhibit but also the 21 endangered breeds whose fleece was used in their creation. Provided is information on the exhibit’s history, peculiarities, and cultural contribution.

Handspun Revolution
Handspun Revolution is a simply written how-to book for very unusual handspun yarns. Addressing a growing movement of cutting edge spinners, this book discusses the role of creative thinking in the craft of handspinning.

Pickle Mitts Knitting Pattern
Kindle Book
Quick to knit and great for gifts, mitts/wrist warmers are a versatile accessory for both
men and women. The simple thumb opening spares you the increasing and shaping of a
thumb gusset, and ribbing holds the mitts in place.

Handspun Yarn

 

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