Comment to Win "Hand Spun: New Spins on Traditional Techniques"!

Posted by on Jul 19, 2012

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updated 8.1.12 congrats to dhallamek for winning this prize!

The unique beauty and texture associated with hand-spun yarn truly makes any knit or crochet creations that contain it even more special. Now, you can learn how to create your own collection of beautiful hand-spun yarn with this fantastic book, "Hand Spun: New Spins on Traditional Techniques" by Lexi Boeger. 

Here is a snippet of the book description, courtesy of Quarry Books:

"Learn the basics of fiber prep, from washing raw fleece to carding techniques. Find out how to adapt basic spinning styles to create cutting-edge forms. Be inspired by a stunning gallery of hand-spun yarns that combine various techniques shown in the book. Get complete instructions for 20 fashion-forward, yet accessible, projects including chunky scarves, fabulous hats, a belt, a rug, boas and more."

Until Thursday, July 25th at 11:59 p.m. EST, you can win a copy of this fantastic book. To enter, please answer the following question as a comment below:

What is your favorite type of yarn to work with? Is it acrylic, wool, cotton or a blend? Let us know!

Good luck!

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  • by tansydolls
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    Loving bamboo blends lately! :D

  • by kroshey
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    I like cotton blends!

  • by forevermea
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    I love alpaca. It's so soft and beautiful to work with. Particularly baby alpaca, they make the most amazing baby blankets. I dream of one day having an alpaca farm where I can take my creations from alpaca to afghan.

  • by cinn000
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    I have to select one???? ;-) My absolute favorite is any silk blend. It is a guilty pleasure that I constantly enjoy. But for an everyday yarn to work with, superwash merino is my go-to yarn since the treatment makes it super soft.

  • by dhallamek
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    Wool is my favorite, but I do like alpaca and cashmere and silk. Thanks!

  • by chrisbzzz
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    My usual choice is a worsted acrylic, but I've used alpaca for special gifts and I LOVE the feel of it. I guess it is my favorite to work with, but nothing beats the versatility of cotton. Looking at my stash... I must have about equal worsted acrylic to cotton, and then only a couple hanks left of the alpaca. Thanks for having this drawing!