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No Sheep For You eBook: Knit Happy with Cotton, Silk, Linen, Hemp, Bamboo & Other Delights

This how-to eBook will teach you all about non-wool yarns, focusing on plant fibers, new synthetics and more, plus the most delicious non-wool of all: silk.
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In a world where sheep-based knitting is the norm, do you feel left out? Are you knitting for someone who won't wear wool? Lucky you! Yummy yarn materials can be found growing out of the ground, bubbling out of Pyrex beakers, and keeping bugs warm while they grow wings. You just need to get to know these fibers so you can make the most of them.

Amy R. Singer, editor of Knitty online magazine, knows non-wool fibers and their secrets. She's allergic to wool and has spent most of her knitting life trying to knit just like everyone else but without the baa. In this easy-to-download eBook of No Sheep for You she shares her best non-wool knowledge.

This how-to guide will teach you all about non-wool yarns, focusing on plant fibers including cotton, linen, hemp, soy, bamboo, Tencel, rayon, the new synthetics and more, plus the most delicious non-wool of all: silk. Learn why each fiber behaves the way it does, how to make it do what you want it to do, and when it's time to try something else instead. This wild world of fibers is accompanied by 22 classic and wearable patterns for socks, scarves, hats, shawls, sweaters, vests, and bags - all created with fibers that never had four legs.

An entire chapter is devoted to tips and tricks that save time and money. Learn the inside scoop that will enable you to get the look of wool in your knitting while using the fibers you prefer. No more baggy sweaters that grow to your knees. No more gaping cables. No more droopy socks! Take your knitting to the next level with the No Sheep for You eBook.

Table of Contents
Introduction

Chapter 1: A Little Song, A Little Dance, A Little Fiber in Your Pants
Chapter 2: Fiber Families, Substituting, and Your New Career as a Yarn Detective
Chapter 3: Learn to Love Your Geeky Thing

Projects
Bacardi- Barbara Gregory
Eileen- Jillian Moreno
Network- Stephanie Roy
Tuscany- Amy R. Singer
Intoxicating- Kristi Porter
Twist- Jillian Moreno
Bespoke- Libby Baker
River Rock Scarf- Sivia Harding
Manly Maze- Celeste Culpepper
Sweet Indulgence- Deb White
The Bag- Wendy Wonnacott
He and She Ganseys- Jeannine Sims
Berthe Collar- Karin Maag-Tanchak
Cables and Os- Brooke Snow
Midwest-Style Thrummed Mitts- Amy Swenson
Drunken Argyle- Holli Yeoh
Morrigan- Jenna Wilson
Tomato- Wendy Bernard
Peerie Fleur- Zoe Valette
No-Wool Socks- Kate Atherley

Abbreviations
Glossary of Techniques
Contributors
Sources for Supplies
Bibliography
Index
About the Author
Amy R. Singer learned to knit when she was six years old and learned she was allergic to wool soon after. In 2002 she launched the online knitting magazine Knitty.com. She writes a column for Interweave Knits and is the author of Knit Wit and coauthor of Big Girl Knits. Amy lives in Toronto, Canada.
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A wise, funny and helpful guide to the world of knitting without animal fiber -About.com Guide to Knitting

SKU: EP4993

Author/Speaker/Editor: Amy R. Singer

Format: eBook

ISBN 13: 9781620330203

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