The Knitter’s Book of Yarn leert je alles wat je wil weten over garens: hoe het gemaakt is, wie het maakt, hoe het bij jou komt en wat het graag wil worden. De volgende keer dat je een streng oppakt hoef je niet te twijfelen wat je ermee gaat doen. Je weet het dan gewoon, net als elke andere 'yarn-whisperer'.
ABOUTTHE KNITTER’S BOOK OF YARN
Not all yarns are alike. Some make our hearts and hands sing, some get the job done without much fanfare, and some cause nothing but frustration and disappointment. The gorgeous pair of socks that emerged from their first bath twice as long as when they went in. The delicate baby sweater that started pilling before it even came off the needles. The stunning colorwork scarf that you can’t wear because the yarn feels like sandpaper against your neck. If only there were a way to read a skein and know how it would behave and what it wanted to become before you invested your time, energy, and money in it. Now there is! WithThe Knitter’s Book of Yarn, you’ll learn how to unleash your inner yarn whisperer.
In these pages, Clara Parkes provides in-depth insight into a vast selection of yarns, giving you the inside stories behind the most common fiber types, preparations, spins, and ply combinations used by large-scale manufacturers and importers, medium-sized companies, boutique dye shops, community spinneries, and old-fashioned sheep farms. And, because we learn best by doing, Parkes went to some of the most creative and inquisitive design minds of the knitting world to provide a wide assortment of patterns created to highlight the qualities (and minimize the drawbacks) of specific types of yarns.
The Knitter’s Book of Yarnwill teach you everything you need to know about yarn: How it’s made, who makes it, how it gets to you, and what it longs to become. The next time you pick up a skein, you won’t have to wonder what to do with it. You’ll just know–the way any yarn whisperer would.
Clara Parkesleft her career in San Francisco’s booming high-tech industry to pursue her love of knitting. She now lives on the coast of Maine in a farmhouse full of fleece, fiber, and yarn. Best-selling author ofThe Knitter’s Book of Yarn,she is the publisher of the top-ten knitting website knittersreview.com and a frequent contributor toInterweave KnitsandTwist Collective.