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St. Martin's Griffin
St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 9781250003072176 Pages
Barnes & Noble
An essential at-a-glance reference book containing yarn swatches and detailed information about the most widely used types of yarns available to today's knitters
The Handknitter's Yarn Guide collects all the facts, figures and details that knitters need to know about yarns and gives visual comparisons showing the different effects they create when knitted up. This essential guide for every knitter at any level includes a comprehensive encyclopedia of the most commonly available yarns, complete with full-color photographs of swatches and vital information on how best to work with them.
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.
The Handknitter's Yarn Guide is an essential knitting 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.