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

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

by Amy Clarke Moore
     
 

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A follow-up to the original Homespun Handknit--a perennial bestseller for two decades--this collection revitalizes the craft of handspun yarn for a whole new generation of spinners and knitters. Packed with modern and traditional spinning know-how and 25 sophisticated, easy-to-learn projects, the guide helps crafters create unique gifts and wearable fashion while

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A follow-up to the original Homespun Handknit--a perennial bestseller for two decades--this collection revitalizes the craft of handspun yarn for a whole new generation of spinners and knitters. Packed with modern and traditional spinning know-how and 25 sophisticated, easy-to-learn projects, the guide helps crafters create unique gifts and wearable fashion while refining their skills and enhancing their understanding of this popular art form. With designs from some of the most influential knitters and spinners working today--including Kathryn Alexander, Jeanine Bakridges, and Abby Franquemont--this inspiring resource features hats, mittens, scarves, socks, bags, children’s items, wraps, and home decor options to challenge fiber artists of all skill levels. Imparting essential and informative advice--on measuring yarns, reviewing woolen versus worsted, drive/tension differences, special techniques, and basic yarn dynamics--and complemented by basic knitting and spinning glossaries, this refreshing contemporary companion to a much-loved classic is an indispensable addition to every craft lover's bookshelf.

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Editorial Reviews

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"Amy Clarke Moore leaves nothing to chance in this informative and fun book. The patterns are detailed and gorgeous and have given me a hankering for homespun." - KnitPurlGurl.com

"5 out of 5 stars. Great designs for those of you who want to knit with homespun yarn, either your own or purchased yarn." - Knitting News

"Knitting spinners rejoice! This project has been whispered about for years in spinning circles. 25 knitting projects using handspun yarn, and all of the projects request that you please engage your brain." - Knitty.com

"If you're a knitter who spins, you're going to love All New Homespun Handknit...And if you're a knitter who hasn't gotten into spinning yet, this book may be just the thing to push you over the edge." - About.com Guide to Knitting

About.com Guide to Knitting
If you're a knitter who spins, you're going to love All New Homespun Handknit ... And if you're a knitter who hasn't gotten into spinning yet, this book may be just the thing to push you over the edge.

"Amy Clarke Moore leaves nothing to chance in this informative and fun book. The patterns are detailed and gorgeous and have given me a hankering for homespun." — KnitPurlGurl.com

"5 out of 5 stars. Great designs for those of you who want to knit with homespun yarn, either your own or purchased yarn." — Knitting News

"Knitting spinners rejoice! This project has been whispered about for years in spinning circles. 25 knitting projects using handspun yarn, and all of the projects request that you please engage your brain." — Knitty.com

"If you're a knitter who spins, you're going to love All New Homespun Handknit...And if you're a knitter who hasn't gotten into spinning yet, this book may be just the thing to push you over the edge." — About.com Guide to Knitting

KnitPurlGurl.com
Amy Clarke Moore leaves nothing to chance in this informative and fun book. The patterns are detailed and gorgeous and have given me a hankering for homespun.
Library Journal
King gives spinners insight into her techniques for spinning a variety of yarn types, featuring plenty of beginner basics but enough advanced technique to please spinners of various skill levels. The photography, which features King's hand-dyed creations, is striking. Spin-Off magazine editor Moore offers knitted projects both small and large to take advantage of the unique qualities of handspun yarn. There are even a couple of projects that can be used with lumpy, uneven beginning spinners' yarn.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781596681446
Publisher:
Interweave Press
Publication date:
09/01/2009
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

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Meet the Author

Amy Clarke Moore is the editor of Spin-It! and Spin-Off and the coauthor of Beaded Embellishments. She lives in Denver, Colorado.

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