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 Jacobs
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This book is for someone looking for a variety of wonderful knitting projects. From basic children's clothing, to a Cottage Tea Cozy, to Felted Fish toys, this book has a little... Read morePublished on Nov. 4 2003
This book is inspiring for people who may want to open a yarn shop. The designs are not for beginners. I just wanted to read the book and the tips. Not do the patterns. Read morePublished on July 22 2003 by Lotra
There are only few patterns available for such big book, and they range from odd-looking vest to no-use-felted-fish. Read morePublished on March 31 2003 by F. Liu
Personally felt that the title is misleading. The first two words says Knitters Stash so I thought that the patterns would make use of odds and ends of yarns or allow for easy... Read morePublished on Nov. 28 2002
This book sounded wonderful, and I anxiously awaited its arrival. It did not take me long to decide that I had chosen poorly in my purchase. Read morePublished on Nov. 12 2002
Knitter's Stash is full of inspiration! There are at least 5 projects in the book that I will eventually make, which is not always true of other knitting books. Read morePublished on Oct. 7 2002
The first error I noticed was that Virginia is missing from the comprehensive list of yarn stores.
Next, the rug Mom wanted to knit does not give adequate directions; just a... Read more
To borrow a line from Spike Lee. I love my books of practical advice, but sometimes you need a little art too. Read morePublished on July 16 2002 by Judith Hammerquist