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3.0 out of 5 stars not sure what it's for, 17 Feb. 2012
This review is from: The Handknitter's Yarn Guide: a Visual Reference to Yarn Weights and Fibres (Paperback)
This book gives information in table form on gauge and yardage of yarns. The table is accompanied by images of knitted pieces. What it does not take into account is that many manufacturer's yarns to not knit to a standard gauge. The information would only be a guideline and nothing more. I myself, tried to work with manufacturer's to produce a similar book last year, based on exact gauge's - they were worried about the competition and the fact that anyone would be able to use any brand of yarn to knit a given pattern. This review first appeared on yarnsandfabrics website.
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Initial post: 16 Aug 2012 18:58:45 BDT
Sorry, not sure this is a terribly constructive review of the book. I can see how a yarn manufacturer wouldn't want to publish on this subject as the purpose of the book seems to be to encourage experimentation, a way of supporting knitters who want more of a challenge and fancy going off piste (hurrah for that!). Also, everyone's gauge/tension is different anyway so I think it's pretty much accepted that any recommendations can only be a guideline and not definitive.
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