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January 18, 2012


Layne Lanpher

Start Spinning: Everything You Need to Know to Make Great Yarn


My favorite book from last year is the Fleece and Fiber Soucebook. Lots of great info in that one! I've made some tailspun yarn from long lock like that, it is a really fun yarn, tho slow to make.


My favorite new book of 2011 was the Fleece and Fiber Sourcebook. It was so inspirational to see the huge variety of sheep fleeces available and how to use them!

My favorite book of 2011 is Knit One Knit All, Elizabeth Zimmerman's posthumously published book about garter stitch. Her grandson compiled it from her journals and notes and it is a jewel! One last gift to un-venters everywhere! I will be knitting from it for a long time to come!

Judi A.

My favorite book was Weekend Hats. So many in there that I want to knit.

Zowmom on Ravelry


Not a new book but the best one I've picked up in 2011 was 'The Intentional Spinner'. There is such a wealth of information in that book.


Definitely the Fleece and Fiber Sourcebook. Thanks to the authors for such a complete and informative book. We purchased a copy for the library where I work and it has seen a lot of use so far.
I raise Romney and Border Leicester sheep and this book has me interested in so many other breeds now. I have a spinning queue steered for 2012.


Contemporary Irish knits is one of my favorite books from last year. I was always shying away from knitting cables, and this book showed me, that I really don't have to be scared of cables. :o)


My favorite book for 2011 was The Fleece and Fiber Sourcebook. I'm a new spinner, and it's really interesting for me to learn more about the characteristics of different sheep and other fibres.

Robin J

The most enjoyable book for me was Respect the Spindle by Abby Franquemont. I have learned some much about handspinning with a spindle.

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