This book collects all the facts, figures, and details that knitters need to know about yarns, and offers visual comparisons to show the different effects they create in use. This is an essential quick reference guide for every hand knitter at any level and includes a comprehensive encyclopedia of yarns, complete with swatch images and vital information on how best to work with them. The Handknitters' Yarn Guide is an essential handbook for professional or hobbyist knitters and ensures backlist longevity.
Nikki Gabriel is a knitwear and textile designer based in Melbourne, Australia. Aside from designing knitwear, Nikki also designs and customizes yarn and has an active following on her blog http://nikkigabriel.blogspot.com/ and has had her work and designs featured extensively in magazines such as Frankie, Marie Claire, and Inside Out.
* A quick reference book that shows the reader at-a-glance, all the information they need to know about using yarn * Includes yardage charts, measurement conversions, and advice on substituting yarns * Entries show each yarn knitted up in a range of weights and stitches * Discusses the pros and cons of each yarn including sustainability issues and the allergens and toxins present in different types of yarn