The Handknitter's Yarn Guide
A Visual Reference to Yarns and Fibers
This fundamental guide for every knitter at any level includes a comprehensive encyclopedia of the most commonly available yarns, complete with all the facts, figures and details that knitters need to know and full-color photographs of swatches to show the different effects yarns create when knitted up.
Organized by weight and fiber, the book is divided into three main sections:
Yarn Categories: details the range of yarn weights from super fine to super bulky and advises the reader on what to expect when working with each type.
Yarns in Use: discusses the general qualities of each yarn, the pros and cons of using it, how to care for it, as well as information on gauge and yardage. Includes swatches of each yarn knitted up and vital information on how best to use each yarn.
Reference: offers guidelines on how to calculate yarn substitutions, how to read labels, a comparative US/European glossary of terms, needle information, and much more.
This is an indispensable handbook offering both beginners and professionals all the information needed to make the best choice for each project, in an easy to use and accessible format. Softcover; 176 pages; St. Martin's Griffin.
- Nikki Gabriel
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