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

Now in a convenient e-Book and similar to the original, Homespun, Handknit, this book offers a variety of projects for beginner and advanced knitters and spinners (or fans of handspun yarns). Packed with spinning knowledge and over 25 adorable projects, crafters can create unique gifts and wearables
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Knit in more places with the easy-to-download All New Homespun Handknit eBook featuring beautiful quick-to-knit projects that use just a few hundred yards of handspun. Whether you’re a handspinner or simply a handspun yarn collector, show off the unique colors and textures only found in yarn created by hand.

Transform small amounts of handspun into fantastic wearables with All New Homespun Handknit. Choose from colorful caps and bags, cozy self-striping socks, comfortable and beautiful mittens, airy ponchos, warm scarves and shawls, and adorable sweaters and hats for babies and kids.

Top knitwear designers including Kathryn Alexander, Amy King, Faina Letoutchaia, Kathleen Taylor, Sara Lamb, Nancy Bush, Judith MacKenzie McCuin share patterns, tips and tricks, and the inspiration behind their handspun designs.

Create your own one-of-a-kind garments with the help of All New Homespun Handknit eBook. Knit original, adorable small projects with all your favorite handspun.

SKU: EP3794

Author/Speaker/Editor: Amy Clarke Moore

Format: eBook

ISBN 13: 9781596685024

Table of Contents
Spinning for Knitting

Projects
Fair Argyle Cap - Erda Kappeler
Coin Purse - Kathryn Alexander
Moth Mittens - Sarah Anderson
Self - Striping Socks - Kathleen Taylor
Andean Alpaca Poncho - Kaye D. Collins
Wisteria Lace Shawl - Diane Mulholland
Zipped Baby Hoodie - Lisa Shroyer and Nancy Shroyer
Prairie Scarf - Nancy Bush and Judith MacKenzie McCuin
Lace - Up Mittens - Sara Lamb
Hannah’s Autumn Jacket - Amy Clarke Moore
Stained Glass Cap and Mittens - Carol Huebscher Rhoades
Nomad Bag - Sara Lamb
Diamonds and Pearls Lace Mitts - Emma Crew
Spider Hat - Nancy Roberts
Old Garden Scarf - Faina Letoutchaia
Child’s Nordic Set - Sarah Anderson
Sheepy Mittens - Amy King
Chutes and Ladders Hat - Kristi R. Schueler
Square Bags That Look Round - Sarah Swett
Indigo and Lichen Beret - Jeannine Bakriges
Glitterpants - Kathryn Tewson
Entrelac Socks - Erda Kappeler
Happy Headband - Liz Gipson

Abbreviations
Glossary
Spinning Information
Resources
Bibliography
Contributors
Index
Preview
About the Author
Amy Clarke Moore is the editor of Spin-Off magazine and coauthor of Beaded Embellishment (Interweave).
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Kathleen Cubley, editor of Knitting Daily, discusses All New Homespun Handknit


all new Homespun HandknitsI have our new book All New Homespun Handbook in front of me, and I'm really appreciating the blend of community and tradition this book embodies. How's this for knitting tradition: the original Homespun Handknit, edited by Interweave Press founder Linda Ligon, was in print for twenty years, and the editor of All New Homespun Handknit, Amy Clarke Moore, discovered it when she was in college. Amy is now the editor of Spin Off magazine and she was thrilled to put this new collection together.

As for community, there are twenty-three designers represented in this book, all of whom are accomplished spinners, too, and twenty-five designs that span the knitting spectrum from hats to bags to shawls. These designers really understand how yarn works and they've put their precious handspun into the most fabulous patterns.

Old Garden ScarfFor the experienced knitter, Faina Letoutchaia presents the Old Garden Scarf, a stunning piece that expertly combines a lace pattern with shaping to create a piece that actually fits around the shoulders without bunching up at the neck. I love it when brilliance meets beauty and they fall in love.

Spider HatI also love the Spider Hat by Nancy Roberts (photo at right). Nancy designed this hat based on traditional Peruvian weaving patterns depicting spiders. This pattern uses the Fair Isle technique with a twist: you only use two colors of yarn at any one time, but one of the yarns is a variegated yarn, so the color changes are really impressive without being difficult to achieve. The top of the hat is a fabulous web—another beauty + brilliance match-up!

One thing to note is that you don't have to be a spinner to use this book to its fullest potential. Yarn weights are given for each project, which makes it easy for non-spinners to use yarn from their stashes or from their favorite yarn shops. One of my favorite features is a photo that shows each yarn used in the book, which is a great tool to use if you need to substitute yarns.

But if you've never used handspun yarn before, please try it! You'll see what all the fuss is about when you knit up something with handspun—that extra something is the love and care that the spinner put into the yarn as it was being spun and dyed and packaged just for you. The book also provides a nice list of sources for handspun yarn. (Added bonus: most projects use small amounts of yarn, so this is a good source of designs for those super-special-single-skeins of handspun yarn.)

This book has that same feeling as that beautiful skein of handspun: the feeling that Amy put it together just for you.

Cheers,

Kathleen

(Interweave would like to express our gratitude to Lion Brand Yarns for graciously granting us permission to use the term "Homespun" in this book. "Homespun" is a registered trademark of Lion Brand Yarns.)




'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

'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
 


"Staff Pick - Best book for small items."--Knit Today Magazine, January 2010

SKU: EP3794

Author/Speaker/Editor: Amy Clarke Moore

Format: eBook

ISBN 13: 9781596685024

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