Knitting Yarns and Spinning Tales

Author: Kari Cornell

Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)

ISBN: 9780896587250

Category: House & Home

Page: 224

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5 x 7-1/4 224 pgs approx. 25 b&w illustrations

Knitting Yarns: Writers on Knitting

Author: Ann Hood

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393241440

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 320

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“In this lovely anthology, Sue Grafton, Barbara Kingsolver, and other authors go public with their passion for knitting.”—People magazine, four stars “The impressive collection of writers here have contributed essays that celebrate knitting and knitters. They share their knitting triumphs and disasters as well as their life triumphs and disasters. . . . These essays will break your heart. They will have you laughing out loud.”—Ann Hood, from the introduction Why does knitting occupy a place in the hearts of so many writers? What’s so magical and transformative about yarn and needles? How does knitting help us get through life-changing events and inspire joy? In Knitting Yarns, twenty-seven writers tell stories about how knitting healed, challenged, or helped them to grow. Barbara Kingsolver describes sheering a sheep for yarn. Elizabeth Berg writes about her frustration at failing to knit. Ann Patchett traces her life through her knitting, writing about the scarf that knits together the women she’s loved and lost. Knitting a Christmas gift for his blind aunt helped Andre Dubus III knit an understanding with his girlfriend. Kaylie Jones finds the woman who used knitting to help raise her in France and heals old wounds. Sue Grafton writes about her passion for knitting. Also included are five original knitting patterns created by Helen Bingham. Poignant, funny, and moving, Knitting Yarns is sure to delight knitting enthusiasts and lovers of literature alike.

Translating Between Hand and Machine Knitting

Author: Vikki Haffenden

Publisher: The Crowood Press

ISBN: 1785004328

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 320

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Knitting is an enduringly popular and creative craft, but many associate the techniques primarily with hand knitting, believing machine knitting to require arcane knowledge. However, machine knitting is formed from the same stitch structures and is equally versatile. Translating between Hand and Machine Knitting rediscovers the potential of domestic machine knitting to open up new possibilities for dedicated knitters, offering an equally creative yet timesaving method of crafting new designs. With over 500 images, this comprehensive guide offers detailed step-by-step explanations of techniques in both hand and machine knitting, whilst also offering inspiration and design advice. Dr Vikki Haffenden, a highly experienced knit designer, technical knitter and educator, shares the knowledge and understanding she has accumulated over a career designing for the knitted textile and knitwear industry and as a lecturer in knitted textile design. Topics covered include: Illustrated step-by-step instructions of hand and machine knitting techniques; Qualities and behaviours of fibres and yarns and their suitability for knitting; Equipment requirements and advice; Basic stitches and stitch constructions of hand and machine knitting; Combining stitches to make surface texture and colour patterns; Shaping and knitting 3D shapes; Calculating garment shape and size from tension swatches. Superbly illsutrated with 397 colour photographs and 130 line artworks.

Cotton Yarn

Author: United States Tariff Commission

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Cotton growing

Page: 320

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A-Z of Knitting

Author: Bumpkin

Publisher: Search Press Limited

ISBN: 1781264708

Category:

Page: N.A

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Statutory Instruments

Author: Great Britain. Laws, statutes, etc

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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Value Added Textile Yarns-Manufacturing Techniques and its uses

Author: Dr. S. S. Bhattacharya

Publisher: Om SaiTech Books

ISBN: 9389004136

Category: Design

Page: 260

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“Value added textile yarns” means a thread increases its value from the conventional ones with respect to price and aesthetic and functional properties or all at a time. These may be the changes of either bulk, colour, using different raw materials, any changes of technical parameters periodically or randomly etc. along the length of the yarns. Value added also refers to the worth added to a product during production process, means the difference between the selling price and the cost of production is more from the normal product. The more the difference, more will be the value added. The global market of “Value added Textile Yarns” and its products is leaping forward as the conscious of the mankind is gradually increasing. The textile products are lighter, stronger, less effective by the environment are getting popularity in each field of engineering. The book deals from the basic value added yarns, like doubled or folded yarns, to the modern concept of novelty yarns in different fields, like fancy yarns, conductive yarns, medical yarns etc. The book is also discussed the production of bottle flake yarns. Manufacturing technology including modern and conventional is also described in short here, but the most important and necessary material are incorporated. Mathematical Calculation, important technical parameters, etc. are also mentioned. We do hope that the book will satisfy the students, researchers and also those who are in the industries.