It then spends around 40 pages describing different breeds of sheep and the qualities of their wool, followed by a brief section on blending wool with other fibres. This was a perfect Christmas gift for me. I also enjoy the historical details of breeds. Clara Parkes has written another sensational book for knitters, this one focusing on nine different types of wool. With that out of the way... Great breakdown of how wool "works" in yarn, as well as a basic, but extensive, rundown of various sheep breed stats (staple length, softness, feltability, etc. Knitter’s Book of Wool Errata. Learned quite a bit. Working so much with wool it is really good to have a slightly deeper knowledge about the fibre and I have already explained to my knitting group the reason why merino may 'pill' more than other yarns. The Allegan Cardigan pattern in the book is made from this yarn. An excellent book that is really full of information. I really enjoyed the information about wool blends and how they are best used. An excellent place to start when learning about wool. Or maybe. editors ••• The Knitter's Book of Wool. You'll just know. The knitting patterns are from top-notch designers. If you are addicted to knitting and love beautiful yarns, this is the book for you. Books Hello, Sign in. Marr Haven Yarn is a knitters paradise for wool. In early 2002, I received a large manila envelope in the mail from an address. The Knitter's Book of Wool The Ultimate Guide to Understanding, Using, and Loving This Most Fabulous Fiber (Book) : Parkes, Clara : This definitive guide to wool explores what makes wool so dynamic -- explaining the differences between breeds of sheep, processing and much more. Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free. Find the highest quality knitting yarns and wools from around the world. Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices. The knitter's book of wool : the ultimate guide to understanding, using, and loving this most fabulous fiber. Clara starts with the fundamentals: what wool is made of, how it gets off t… I had no idea there was so much variety! Clara Parkes explains wool the way Alton Brown explains food - expertly, and with obvious affection for the hows and whys of it, and with a light and easy style that makes the vast amount of information shared highly digestible. In The Knitter’s Book of Wool and The Knitter’s Book of Yarn , Parkes educates knitters on the ins and outs of fiber and makes minutiae interesting. It goes further in depth into breeds of sheep than I am interested in at this time, but I'm happy to know this resource is available should I need it. Your price $9.99 USD. for sale or trade (1) discussions. The book is much more oriented towards the different types of wool producing creatures and the finer points of each. In this complete guide to wool, passionate wool … What am I missing? Description. patterns (23) projects. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 23 May 2010 Excellent book full of information essential for the confident and not-so confident knitter! Read this. The next time you pick up a skein, you won't have to wonder what to create with it. The second half of the book is patterns written to best demonstrate the properties of the yarns discussed in the first half. Clara Parkes is the author of The Knitter’s Book of Yarn, a similar tome which tackles fibers of all kinds, and of Knitter’s Review, a weekly e-newsletter where she reviews yarns, knitting books, needles, and other knitter’s tools. Reviewed in the United States on March 1, 2018. LOVED this book, well but I am just a BIT obsessed with knitting and these amazing yarns that come from sheep - this book breaks things down and it is quite enjoyable! It was an interesting read and explained some of the many fascinating properties of wool and its use in textiles both historically and present-day. Dapple’s unique blend of wool and cotton transcends traditional solid colors. It's like watching the Yarn Channel - you'll get smarter without much effort. This 2009 hard-copy book with a dust jacket has 207 pages, almost all of which have color photos or black and white graphs. So it is a very useful book! As a knitter, I found this book extremely interesting. An excellent source for anyone who wants to learn more. The Knitters Book of Wool The Ultimate Guide to Understanding, Using, and Loving this Most Fabulous Fiber Insights Sometime back in the eons of prehistory, a hunter killed a sheep and brought it home to make a mean mutton stew. 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