By Jillian Moreno. You don't have to make do with the yarn that you spin, even if it isn't quite right for the knit project you want to make. The first half of this book is dedicated to learning how to spin the yarn you want. Jillian uses the analogy of building a house: you have to start with a blueprint to tell you where to go, a foundation to build on, and so on. You learn about fibers and their preparation, twist, plying, dyeing, and finishing. In each step, you learn how the decisions you make affect the end yarn. The second part of the book focuses on knitting and gives tips for knitting with handspun yarn. Finally, 12 patterns are given for designs knit using handspun. Each one gives a detailed description of the handspun used to knit it, including the wpi, spinning method, ply, and finishing. Designs include shawls, cardigans, socks, necklace, mittens, and a pullover.
This isn't a book for beginning spinners but very useful for the intermediate spinner who needs help figuring out how to manage the variables in spinning to get great yarns that do what they are intended to do.
Hardcover, 239 pages.