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No Sheep for You: Knit Happy with Cotton, Silk, Linen, Hemp, Bamboo & Other Delights [Paperback]

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Pages   160
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.5" Width: 8.75" Height: 9.25"
Weight:   1.2 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Apr 1, 2007
Publisher   Interweave Press
ISBN  1596680121  
EAN  9781596680128  

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Yarns made from plant fibers, modern synthetics, and silk take the spotlight in this collection of 21 classic knitting patterns for socks, scarves, hats, bags, vests, sweaters, and even a luxurious bathrobe. Some knitters are discouraged by the thought of baggy hemp sweaters and droopy cotton socks when they consider vegetable fibers, but this authoritative, fun, and light-hearted guide promises that, while wool has no equal when it comes to elasticity and warmth, the right tricks and techniques produce non-wool fashions that fit well, wear well, and hang beautifully. Knitters are taught to knit swatches to study the behavior of a yarn, to choose an appropriate pattern, and to master techniques for reinforcing stitches and inserting knit-ins of springier yarn to keep cotton, silk, and other fibers from sagging. Key information about durability, weight, pilling, and special handling is provided for acrylic, bamboo, cotton, hemp, Ingeo, linen, lycra, nylon, polyester, rayon, silk, soy, Tencel, and viscose yarns, and a chapter of helpful tips advises on needles to use (and avoid), how to start new balls and weave in ends, how to work intarsia and Fair Isle patterns, smart ways to control the cost of materials, and the right methods for washing, drying, and blocking the finished pieces.

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Two of the brightest stars of the knitting world, Big Girls AMY R. SINGER and JILLIAN MORENO are the coauthors of "Big Girl Knits," Amy is the editor of, has a regular column in Interweave Knits, and lives in Toronto, Ontario. Jillian lives in Michigan and is a knitwear designer.

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A Gem!  Jun 29, 2008
I have over twenty knitting books, and none can hold a candle to this one! The prose is engaging and fun. Other books may have one or two projects I like, and so-so writing, obvious a goodly portion of "filler," both text and pictures, but No Sheep danced me through one fabulous, colorful, inspiring project after another. I want to do them all! Unlike the humdrum projects in my other books, I love every unique, colorful work of art--the fibers, the colors, the patterns!--the book might be renamed No Boredom for You. I highly recommend this book for all people interested in knitting, those who enjoy wonderful writing, and those who wish to be creatively inspired!
Written for People With Wool Allergies, Not Vegans  Feb 3, 2008
I'm a new knitter and don't want to use wool because of the cruel practices (including mulesling, the cutting without anesthesia of part of the tail and surrounding skin of lambs and sheep) of the wool industry. I was therefore delighted to find this book. At first I thought it was written by a vegan, but then noticed the word "silk" on the cover. I purchased it anyway because it seemed like a great reference for working with non-wool yarns. And there is a lot to recommend it. The author goes into some detail about the history of the different yarns and how they're produced (all quite interesting) and provides guides comparing the qualities of the different yarns to wool. Further, most of the designs, to my eye, are hip and attractive.

However, for such a well-researched book, I find the absence of any concern for animals extremely annoying. Although the book promises to show you how to "knit happy" without wool, there is a section entitled, "Are You Really Allergic to Wool?" apparently to root out any poor souls who may be denying themselves the "pleasures" of wool due to misdiagnosis. Despite her claims to the contrary, this implies non-wool yarns are a mere second-rate substitution for wool. Can she really be unaware that many of us who are not allergic to wool choose to avoid it because we love animals and don't wish to support the industries that exploit them and cause them to suffer? Further, her favorite of all non-wool yarns is silk yarn, and even though she writes about the availability of "ahimsa" (Sanskrit for "reverence for life") silk--silk made without cruelly killing the silk worms--she prefers the cruel stuff because it's the "shimmeriest." She describes the production of this type of silk in a rather glib manner - "The moth has its short life ended a few days earlier than normal, before it has a chance to break through the cocoon. The common word for this is `stifling.' It's done with either dry heat or steam, and what's left is an undamaged cocoon with a little deceased bug inside. RIP." I realize many readers of this review may not care about silk worms. However, I'll never forget, more than 20 years ago, a colleague returning to the office after a trip to China. This woman was a typical meat-eating American who had never heard of animal rights and who would of thought it crazy if she had. Yet she had been traumatized by a visit to a silk factory and seeing thousands of worms wriggling in the boiling water, to her mind, clearly in pain. The fact that someone like her---a bleeding heart by no means--found the boiling of live worms so horrifying has stayed with me, and I haven't worn silk since. And it irritates me that author Amy R. Singer, who proves herself so knowledgeable about yarn production, seems so blatantly unconcerned with the humane treatment of animals. I'd like this book much better if it had been written by an ethical vegan.
No Sheep for You: Knit Happy with Cotton, Silk, Linen, Hemp Bamboo and Other Delights  Jan 7, 2008
No Sheep for You: Knit Happy with Cotton, Silk, Linen, Hemp, Bamboo & Other Delights
Finally, a book for non-wool knitters that offers more than just patterns for alternates. The author explains how you can substitute alternate fibers to conventional patterns by explaining their properties and best applications. She also has some very nice non-wool patterns included in the book. A book for the creative knitter who wants to have more freedom in putting together yarns and patterns.
Basics and Some Fun Patterns  Jan 5, 2008
This is a wonderful little knitting book. It has sweaters using ribbon, cotton, summer tops, winter knits, and men's knits. The patterns are very easy to read. The tomato sweater was done by someone in our knitting group and it knitted up very fast and came out amazing. True to the pattern. I would say that there are some basic knits in here that are missing a bit of imagination. That would be my only complaint.
Great patterns  Dec 31, 2007
Love the intro... fantastic explanation of all the different kinds of nonwool yarns. Very informative. Patterns are great, wide range of large and small, easy and difficult.

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