I have to say, after the success of her first book, The Knitter’s Book of Yarn, I wasn’t sure how she was going to top it.
I should never have doubted Clara for a moment. Shame on me! The Knitter’s Book of Wool is an in depth adventure into all things wool. It is informative, interesting and a must have in your library.
You’ll also want to check out this week’s Knitter’s Review in which Clara discusses nine of her favorite woolly yarns.
Before we talked with Clara, Steve & I got pretty silly with this week’s line-up of new yarns. You’ll have to listen in to truly understand, but here are the yarns we discussed:
In the second half, I was tickled to welcome Pixie back to the show after a much deserved vacation. She was raring to go and we launched right into our next KAL!
Project: 3 Button Jacket from Classic Elite’s Weekend Pattern Booklet 9102
Yarn: Classic Elite Chesapeake - 50% organic cotton/50% merino wool
Amounts: 9(10, 11, 13, 14) depending on size 34½ (38, 42, 46½, 50½)”
Needles: Recommend #7 or whatever size you need to attain a gauge of 21 sts and 30 rows over 4″. Also one 24″ circular needle 2 sizes smaller than the body needle.
Other: Size G crochet Hook, cotton waste yarn for stitch holders, 3 buttons, tapestry needle, locking ring markers.
This is a truly great jacket.
Just a reminder that Clara Parkes will be teaching at WEBS on November 7th. We have a few spots left. You can read about the class and register here. She’ll also be signing books after her class so be sure to join us!
Note: Edited to add links to new yarns.