Green Mountain Spinnery Knitting Book Hardcover – Oct 28 2003
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"I know I can count on ... beautiful patterns and gorgeous yarns for a product that's satisfying beyond belief."
About the Author
The Green Mountain Spinnery, a worker/owner cooperative, was founded with a distinctly Vermont mission: to produce the highest quality all-natural yarns, to help sustain regional sheep farming, and to develop environmentally sound ways to process natural fibers. Since then the Spinnery has grown and thrived, designing and producing all-natural yarns in alpaca, mohair, wool, and organic cotton that are known and loved by knitters and weavers across the country. Unlike most commercial mills, the yarns they produce with vintage equipment are untouched by bleach or chemicals. New members, new ideas, new product lines, and more continue to spin out from this talented, knowledgeable, devoted collective.
Top Customer Reviews
The famous Green Mountain patterns that previous were only available in pamplet form are assembled here in this attractive book, showing off the hazy beauty of the mohair mix yarns. The patterns are not only for this yarn--there are some others as well but the mohair mix is my personal favorite, and you can always substitute another yarn with the right gauge.
The famous Artisans Vest, with its appealing simple beaded rib, two versions of Rosemary's Sweater and the Toasty IBH Socks are here, and much more. If you know these yarns, you will want to have this on your shelf. If you don't know Green Mountain Spinnery, these are basic, nicely-designed and simple-to-knit patterns that deliver a lot of design for not a lot of knitting effort. A big thumbs-up here to the folks in Vermont.
Many of these patterns have been available through GMS for years. On the one hand, this means you don't get hip, trendy, up-to-the-minute innovation. But on the other hand, this means you get tried and tested patterns that are as close to perfection as you can get. The instructions are clearly written, the layout is easy to navigate, and I couldn't find a single confusing element in any pattern.
Stylistically speaking, I'd consider these patterns "nouveau New England." They use Green Mountain Spinnery yarns exclusively, eschewing fringe, fluff, and bouclé for the beauty of a well-turned cable and balanced intarsia.
And the pictures! Don't get me started. Lush and gorgeous from start to finish.
That's why I give this book five stars. It is a fixture on my bedside table. Any time I need sweet knitterly dreams, I just pop it open and start reading.
Most recent customer reviews
If you enjoy and appreciate timeless classic patterns then this is a recommended resource for you. Visually beautiful and inspiring, it is a vastly superior publication compared... Read morePublished 4 months ago by J McL
This is basically a pattern book pretending to be a literary and photo history of a commercial enterprise (the Green Mountain Spinnery). Read morePublished on July 5 2004