From Library Journal
Imagine browsing through the nation's top yarn shops and chatting with owners about the projects that most appeal to their customers, how they got into the yarn business, and what they have learned about knitting through the years. Then imagine including everything you've learned along with 33 original patterns from 33 local yarn shops in a richly illustrated pattern compendium. The result would be Knitter's Stash. Featured here are stores throughout the country from Bette Bornside's shop in New Orleans to My Yarn Shop in Coos Bay to Countrywool in Hudson, NY, to Rumpelstiltskin in Sacramento. And for the knitter who likes to travel and what knitter doesn't? there is a comprehensive directory of yarn stores all over the United States. Highly recommended for all knitting collections.
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What does it take to make a knitter happy? A rainbow of colors and textures, intriguing and challenging designs, and, most important, a knitwear shop owner who is knowledgeable, sympathetic, and open to customers. All those winning elements form the basis of Albright's guide. More than 30 yarn shop proprietors contribute their favorite patterns, tips, and ideas. The designs span ages and seasons and difficulty levels (though none are so indicated); an easy-to-make classic tank top for summer, for example, contrasts sharply with a whimsical felt tea cozy. No matter whether an item is for wear or display, the pattern features color photographs, instructions, and great tips, from the best way to knit a sample swatch to setting in sleeves. Glossary, abbreviations, stitches, store directory, supplier list, and gauge chart appended. Barbara JacobsCopyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved