o You'll extend the pleasure of knitting by learning how to spin
and make your own handspun yarns.
o Easy entry point to learn. Ideas for using small amounts of yarn to embellish knitting projects or smaller projects that use less yarn including embellishing readymades.
o Focus on spinners around the U.S. makes this a great armchair journey for all knitters whether they pick up the spindle or splurge on handspun yarn at their local shop
Shannon Okey is an avid knitter, spinner, and fiber artist. She has appeared on the DIY Network's Uncommon Threads and Knitty Gritty, and HGTV's Crafters Coast to Coast. She is the author of Spin to Knit (Interweave Press). Shannon is a city coordinator for the national indie craft show Bazaar Bizarre and lives in Cleveland, Ohio.
Don't just knit: spin to knit! Spinning your own yarn is such a joy, and with this book in your collection you'll learn everything you need to know about the fibres, tools and materials you need to create your very own yarn. Perhaps you'd rather spin just a small amount of yarn here and there? That's perfectly doable, as this book also shows you how to combine the yarn you've spun yourself with other shop-bought yarns to make them go further. Also, get the how-to on unlumping your yarn, controlling singles, twist and ply, and incorporating colour and beads into your spinning. It's a great read if you want more from your knitting.-Knit Today