Not a lot of spinning books come out every year, but when they do we want them all! We had four come out this year and the focus was on color. I am not going to play favorites, but I will tell you the type of spinner that each book will appeal to most.
Dyeing to Spin and Knit by Felicia Lo. Interested in dyeing your own fiber? Buy this book, and you will dye beautiful fiber.
Spinning Hand Dyed Fibre by Katie Weston. This is the book for you if you want a spinner who makes her living dyeing fiber to show you how to spin all those colors into beautiful yarn.
A New Spin on Color by Alanna Wilcox. Interested in spinning your painted braids in 20 different ways? This is your book.
The Big Book of Fibery Rainbows by Suzy Brown and Arlene Thayer. Want to create uniquely colored fibers with tools like a drum carder, combs or a hackle and spin art yarns? This book should be on your shelf.
Did you see the mitt pattern that Kate Atherley released Monday? It’s called Cross My Palm and uses between 100-175 yards of fingering weight yarn (about 14 wpi). She used Koigu (approx 1,600 ypp) for her pair.
As soon as I saw it, my whole stash of fingering weight handspun rose up and chased me around the house. At least that’s what it felt like. These would be particularly fab in yarn made from a color-manipulated hand dyed braid of fiber, just sayin’.
Kate’s giving away one copy of the pattern before US Thanksgiving! Leave your comment below before noon est on Wednesday November 22, 2017 to be entered for a chance to win.
I love to knit fingerless gloves. Thanks for the chance at this pattern.
These are really cool! I can imagine lots of possibilities!
The fingerless gloves are beautiful . Well done Kate! Thank you for the chance to win your lovely pattern.
Fingerless gloves, so perfect for holiday knitting! Thank you for the kind offer.
The books look amazing (and the pattern is wonderful!) Thank you, Kate, for the chance to win your pattern!
Great pattern, perfect for a California winter, in my hand dyed but not handspun yarn.
These fingerless gloves are perfect for those short balls of handspun! Thanks for the giveaway Kate!
Thanks for the giveaway! I would love to win!
Love that pattern – the pattern of ribbing and the construction warms my geometric little heart!
What a fabulous looking pair of fingerless mitts. Win or not. I’m making some.
Love those mitts!
Love the new mitt pattern! I’m headed to the book store this weekend to pick up a copy of Knit Mitts – this would be a nice addition
I love Kate’s use of ribbing in her mit patterns. My pair of Gibson mitts are my go to when it’s cold.
Those are a great idea.
They look like lovely mitts. I need to get spinning again!
I’ve never done fingerless gloves. This looks like a lovely pattern and Kate’s work is always superb.
I finally spun some good fingering weight – I’d love this pattern to knit it up with!
nice mitt pattern! I’d love to win a copy.
This pattern looks fun! Thanks for a chance to win it!
I love to knit fingerless mitts! An extremely satisfying knit.
Thanks for having the giveaway!
Those look great for gifts!
Cool pattern, perfect for chilly but not freezing California weather.
Great books and a sweet pattern!
Those mitts would be perfect for snowy midnite bonfire knitting!
Lovely pattern! And they look even toastier in that red yarn. Thanks for the giveaway.
I don’t spin, but I would love to knit these!
Lovely mittens! Thanks for the giveaway chance!
Those gloves are stunning! I so appreciate the chance to win a copy of the pattern.
Wow! That looks like a great pattern. I’d love to try it before Christmas!
Those mitts are fabulous!
I love Felicia Lo’s book – I look forward to checking out the others.
The pattern looks great, and I need to check out some of the books.
Oh nice. Any pattern that allows you to use up fingering weight yarn is great!
This looks like a fun fingerless mitt pattern; would love to win. I have lots of fingering weight which would be appropriate.
I have so many fingering weight leftovers… These would be great Christmas gifts!
Oh, I can absolutely see those lovely fingerless mitts made out of handspun! What a great pattern! Thank you for bringing it to our attention! It’s going straight to my favorites, and quite possibly to my wish list, too – unless I’m lucky enough to win the copy Kate is generously offering, of course!
Thanks also for mentionning those books and summarizing who would be most interested in each. I love Katie Weston’s colour sense, and from what I’ve seen of her book, it sounds really useful!
Lovely pattern. Thanks for the opportunity to win!
I like the way the ribbing wraps the hand. Thanks for the contest!
This pattern looks great to use my supply of fingering yarn. Would love to knit it.
These are great books! and the patterns are wonderful.
Love the pattern & the way it fits the hand!
Looks like a great way to use up sock yarn stash !
Wow — there’s a skein (or two) (or ten) of fingering yarn in my stash just pleading to be knit up into those mitts!
So cool — lots of fingering weight yarn asking to be knit into these!
Looks like a great pattern to use up some odds and ends I just might have hanging around…
I just favorited the pattern on Ravelry.
Thanks for the giveaway.
What an interesting pattern! Love patterns with a new twist to keep the knitting fun. Thanks for the chance to win!
What a great pattern. I could make matching mitts for all my socks.
What a lovely pattern. I like the yarn too!
Lovely Pattern.. Would love to win.
I took a class with Kate @ 2016 Webs retreat. She is fantastic teacher & writes fantastic patterns. I’d love to get my mitts on this pattern!