Clara Parkes, author of The Knitter's Book of Yarn and creator of Knitters Review, has written another, not only informative, but lovely bookThe Knitter's Book of Wool (Potter Craft 2009). This new book offers knitters and all fiber fans a wonderful resourcean entrance into the world of wool.
As knitters, we learn rather quickly that there is an enormous difference in the way different fibers knit up. Based on this, we choose yarns of different fibers for different projects. In the The Knitter's Book of Wool Clara expands upon this and delves into the marvelous variety of available wools and the different breeds of sheep that provide them. For knitters and all who work with fibers, it is a wonderful offering to have all this information in one convenient place.
The more we know, the better choices we can make and the closer we can get to that “perfect” final product. The Knitter's Book of Wool explains that different types of wool work well for different types of projects. By knowing what to look for when choosing a wool yarn for a project, you can make the best decision based on the strengths of each type of wool.
As in The Knitter's Book of Yarn, Clara’s writing style is very addictive and really pulls you in and keeps you engaged. However, this is not just strictly a book of words, also included are 20+ wonderfully designed patterns to knit, including the Flicka Hat in CEY's Fresco. All the patterns highlight and reflect the information given in the early section of the book. The best yarn for the type of item, stitch pattern, and intended use is thoughtfully chosen for each pattern.