this publication is the companion volume to the barenaked knitspot yarn club, which includes patterns, designer notes, and photographs, spotlighting the producer of the month with a lesson about the type of yarn/fiber included. the full set plus cover file may be compiled into a full book at the end.
in this club we will knit with a variety of fibers in their natural, undyed state to learn about and appreciate the unique characteristics of each. yarns will include a range of animal and/or vegetable fibers (sheep, goat, camelids, yak, silk, and cotton are some possibilities) in shades from cream to khaki to gray to chocolate—”sheepy” yarns if you will. some will be soft, some will be lustrous, some will have stout, sturdy character that softens over time with long use (like vintage blue jeans). yarn weights will vary; projects will focus on accessories, scarves, and shawls (possibly including a sock or baby item) that feature lace and openwork stitch patterns.
the eBook will begin release in february 2012, one chapter per month through july, 2012 (a total of six chapters), to be delivered as digital downloads through the knitspot club website on the 17th of each month.