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    DescriptionThe pleasure of knitting can be that much greater when you know you're using the perfect yarn. In "A Fine Fleece", designer, knitter and spinner Lisa Lloyd explores the different qualities of hand spun yarn and presents projects that show them to their best advantage. There is valuable information here for every knitter, even if you've never considered learning to spin (though you may find inspiration in this book to do just that). While educating you on the differences in fibres (like Alpaca, Merino, Cormo, Rambouillet and Suffolk) and the characteristics you can achieve in a hand spun yarn by combining fibres according to certain recipes, Lisa Lloyd also shares the three important concepts that enlighten her designs: the use of contrasting colour and fibre; scale and perspective (chunky yarns with chunky cable stitches versus chunky yarns with delicate ones); and the creation of 'poetic' jumpers that try to capture an emotion. Each of the 26 projects in "A Fine Fleece" shows the finished project knitted in both a hand spun yarn and a commercial yarn so that you can train your eye to understand how fibre and texture can truly transform a piece.

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    A Fine Fleece
    Knitting with Handspun Yarns
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Lisa Lloyd
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 160
    Width: 218 mm
    Height: 278 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 898 g
    ISBN 13: 9780307346834
    ISBN 10: 0307346838

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: CRA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T11.6
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 06
    DC22: 746.432
    B&T General Subject: 250
    Libri: I-CR
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 14210
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 21
    B&T Approval Code: A04505600
    BIC subject category V2: WFBS
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A97602742
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: CRA015000
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 746.1/2
    BISAC V2.8: CRA040000
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: TT847 .L57 2008
    Thema V1.0: WFBS
    Illustrations note
    60 photographs, 75 illustrations
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Potter Craft
    Publication date
    08 April 2008
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Lisa Lloyd specializes in traditional knitting and classic looks. She custom-designs yarns, and her knitting patterns have been published by Harrisville Designs, Interweave Knits magazine, and Wild Fibers magazine. Visit her online at www.afinefleece.com.