A Knitter's Guide to Single-Breed Wools
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Single-breed wool is more popular than ever, but which is right for you? With Pure Wool, Sue Blacker not only shares a behind-the-scenes look at the traditions behind a wide range of these 100% natural fibers, but also a rundown of their characteristics—including their beautiful undyed colors—so that you can really make the most of them, whether you’re using them for spinning, knitting or felting. From Shetland to Herdwick, many of these wools can be found at farmers’ markets and fairs everywhere, but you’ll also be able to use Rowan and other popular brands’ lines of artisanal yarns for these 20-plus projects, from walking socks, mittens, an eyelet scarf and lace shawl to a baby blanket, mock-cable flared skirt and Gansey sweater.
Softcover Book : pages
Publisher: Quarto Publishing ( August 15, 2012 )
Item #: 13-491709
Product Dimensions: 8.25 x 11.0 inches
Product Weight: 21.0 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
Interesting book to read and learn more about different breeds of sheep. Most of the patterns are written for flat knitting whereas I prefer to knit in the round. Might rewrite some of these patterns. Beautiful pictures throughout the book, so it's worth having for the price.
While this book has few good patterns, I would say that it's primarily aimed at those who are interested in possibly raising sheep for wool production. It's beautifully done, and gives good information on that aspect of wool, especially for the price.