A Fine Fleece: 26 Patterns for Handspun Yarns

A Fine Fleece: 26 Patterns for Handspun Yarns

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by Lisa Lloyd
     
 

The 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 handspun yarn and presents projects that show them to their best advantage. There is valuable information here for every knitter, even if you’ve never…  See more details below

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The 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 handspun 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 fibers (like Alpaca, Merino, Cormo, Rambouillet, and Suffolk) and the characteristics you can achieve in a handspun yarn by combining fibers according to certain recipes, Lisa Lloyd also shares the three important concepts that enlighten her designs: the use of contrasting color and fiber; scale and perspective (chunky yarns with chunky cable stitches versus chunky yarns with delicate ones); and the creation of “poetic” sweaters that try to capture an emotion.

Each of the 26 projects in A Fine Fleece shows the finished project knitted in both a handspun yarn and a commercial yarn so that you can train your eye to understand how fiber and texture can truly transform a piece.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307346834
Publisher:
Crown Publishing Group
Publication date:
04/08/2008
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
8.92(w) x 11.21(h) x 0.62(d)

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Meet the Author

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.

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A Fine Fleece: 26 Patterns for Handspun Yarns 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Spindrift More than 1 year ago
Love this book. It is beautifully photographed and has gorgeous classic designs. You don't have to be a spinner to enjoy the book - it includes instructions for commercial yarns.
FugueStateKnitter More than 1 year ago
I thoroughly enjoyed paging through this lovely volume of patterns fit for homespun and commercial yarns. Techniques include lace, cable and knitting for all types of accessories and garments. The photography is lovely and the projects are an inspiration. Well done!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazing eye candy! So beautiful! I have not actually tried the patterns but I liked them, just enough out of the ordinary to be interesting enough to knit!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago