Yarns to dye for: creating self-patterning yarns for knitting

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Interweave Press, May 1, 2005 - Crafts & Hobbies - 96 pages
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Beginning and veteran knitters alike can learn how to produce homemade self-patterning yarns with this easy, step-by-step guide. Instructions are provided for choosing materials and equipment, skeining and preparing yarn, and painting and dyeing the yarn—all with materials that are found in most grocery and craft stores. Twenty-five quick projects, each presented with dyeing and knitting instructions, will help develop the reader's technique and produce exiting, colorful garments, including gloves, mittens, scarves, and even a summer shell. Guidelines for modifying projects, tips on embellishing, and ideas for leftover yarn are also included.

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Yarns to Dye For : Creating Self-Patterning Yarns for Knitting

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Sock knitters are fond of those self-patterning wool yarns that are dyed to create seemingly complex color patterns and yet require no more effort than simply knitting from the ball. Big-needle ... Read full review

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This book is a little too light on dyeing. There are lots of patterns to use your freshly dyed yarn for, but I was expecting more about dyeing self-patterning yarn. Maybe its not as hard as I'm imagining. Read full review


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About the author (2005)

Kathleen Taylor is a freelance knitwear designer. She is the author of Knit One, Felt Too. She lives in Redfield, South Dakota.

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