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All New Homespun Handknit : 25+ Small Projects to Knit with Handspun Yarn

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For the new generation of spinners and knitters, All New Homespun Handknit is the new classic featuring small projects designed for manageable amounts of handspun yarn. Similar to the original Homespun Handknit, this book offer a variety of projects for advanced beginning knitters and spinners (or fans of handspun yarns.) Packed with spinning knowledge and over 25 adorable projects, crafters can create unique gifts and wearables. All New Homespun Handknit includes designs that make the most of a few hundred yards of handspun. Patterns include hats, mittens, scarves, socks, bags, children's items, wraps, home decor options, and more by some of the best-known spinners and knitters working today: Kathryn Alexander, Jeanine Bakridges, Abby Franquemont, Amy King, Faina Letouchaia, Carol Rhoades, Sarah Swett, plus collaborations with Nancy Bush and Judith MacKenzie McCuin, Roxana Barlett and Maggie Casey, and Lisa and Nancy Shroyer. All New Homespun Handknit discusses spinning a wide variety of fibers with a certain project in mind and knitting with handspun. In addition to basic yarn information (yards per pound, gauge, wraps per inch), each project includes a sidebar on the special techniques used to create each yarn. A basic knitting and spinning glossary is provided, as well as information of measuring yarns, reviewing woolen vs. worsted, and reviewing drive/tension differences.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 213.36 x 226.06 x 10.16mm | 476.27g
  • Interweave Press Inc
  • Loveland, CO, United States
  • English
  • 120 colour illustrations
  • 1596681446
  • 9781596681446
  • 308,482

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Jan 2010 The original Homespun Handknit was published in 1988 and this is a new volume, featuring small projects to knit with handspun yarn. It boasts over 25 projects for all levels of knitters or spinners, or just fans of handspun yarns. Inside you'll find mittens, children's items, wraps, things for the home and more, by some of today's best-known designers. The book also has advice on how to spin a variety of fibres with specific projects in mind, and each project includes information on the special techniques used to create each yarn. A knitting and spinning glossary is also provided to help with unfamiliar terms. Knit Todayshow more

About Amy Clarke Moore

Amy Clarke Moore is the former editor of Spin-Off magazine and worked on a number of special-issue publications, including Interweave Felt, Jane Austen Knits, The Unofficial Harry Potter Knits, and Enchanted Knits. In addition to spinning, knitting, weaving, felting, and dyeing, she's an avid beader. She co-wrote with Robin Atkins Beaded Embellishment: Designs and Techniques for Embroidering on Cloth.show more

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