The Knitter s Book of Yarn

dyed using 100 percent natural dyestuffs, the color repeats are kept closer
together, and the yarn is handspun to create ... to create beautiful effects in our
textiles, where the colors would play off one another and give us the alchemy we

Author: Clara Parkes

Publisher: Potter Craft

ISBN: 0307586987

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 256

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Not all yarns are alike. Some make our hearts and hands sing, some get the job done without much fanfare, and some cause nothing but frustration and disappointment. The gorgeous pair of socks that emerged from their first bath twice as long as when they went in. The delicate baby sweater that started pilling before it even came off the needles. The stunning colorwork scarf that you can’t wear because the yarn feels like sandpaper against your neck. If only there were a way to read a skein and know how it would behave and what it wanted to become before you invested your time, energy, and money in it. Now there is! With The Knitter’s Book of Yarn, you’ll learn how to unleash your inner yarn whisperer. In these pages, Clara Parkes provides in-depth insight into a vast selection of yarns, giving you the inside stories behind the most common fiber types, preparations, spins, and ply combinations used by large-scale manufacturers and importers, medium-sized companies, boutique dye shops, community spinneries, and old-fashioned sheep farms. And, because we learn best by doing, Parkes went to some of the most creative and inquisitive design minds of the knitting world to provide a wide assortment of patterns created to highlight the qualities (and minimize the drawbacks) of specific types of yarns. The Knitter’s Book of Yarn will teach you everything you need to know about yarn: How it’s made, who makes it, how it gets to you, and what it longs to become. The next time you pick up a skein, you won’t have to wonder what to do with it. You’ll just know–the way any yarn whisperer would.

Hidden Symbolism of Alchemy and the Occult Arts

Illustrations of models accompanied by descriptions of interiors, color schemes,
closet space, and other amenities. ... of this distinctive, stranded-color knitting
style and provides copious illustrated instructions for 14 original knitwear designs

Author: Herbert Silberer

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486209725

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 451

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This thoughtful study, which antedates the work of Jung by a generation, represents the first serious attempt to correlate the methods of psychoanalysis with the literature of alchemy and of other great Western mystical and occult traditions. Dr. Silberer was a prominent member of the Vienna School whose untimely death prevented this, his major published work, from receiving the attention it clearly merited. Included is a wealth of material taken directly from alchemical and Rosicrucian sources. Symbolisms of salt, sulphur and mercury; of the prison, the abyss and the grave; of putrefaction and procreation; and of the sun, moon, and planets are carefully analyzed and explained. Passages from the works of Hermes Trismegistus, Flamel, Lacinius, Michael Meier, Paracelsus, and Boehme are cited both as important sources of alchemical doctrine and to substantiate the thesis that alchemy was a spiritual discipline of the highest order, comparable to the Yoga of the East. The entire inquiry is based on a parable from the pages of "Geheime Figuren der Rosenkreuzer," an l8th-century alchemical text. After a general exposition of dream and myth interpretation, Dr. Silberer proceeds to a psychoanalytic interpretation of the parable and then gives a detailed account of the traditions and practices of the alchemists, Rosicrucians, and Freemasons. Returning to the parable, he introduces the problem of dual interpretations; for while the psychoanalytic approach focuses on the depths of the impulsive life, the hermetic and mystical leads to the heights of spirituality. The heart of the book is an attempt to reconcile these divergent philosophies and a meditation on the relationship of introversion to mysticism.

The Alchemy of Light and Color

SOUL AS HARMONY OF THE BODY It is now time to gather together the various
tangled threads of our argument and , if possible , knit them together into a
seamless whole . In the foregoing pages I have tried to make the following points
: ( 1 ) ...

Author: Oliver Leslie Reiser

Publisher: Health Research Books

ISBN: 9780787313869

Category: Color

Page: 78

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Alice Starmore s Charts for Color Knitting

... the colours play off one another when they are knitted or stitched in patterns,
and a huge variety of effects can be achieved depending on which colours are
juxtaposed and how much of each colour is used in the pattern. There is an
alchemy ...

Author: Alice Starmore

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486484637

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 153

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Features traditional and original patterns that can be used to create knitted sweaters, along with projects for patterned sweaters and her advice for determining a design's color scheme.

Knitting Times

But basics are not selling , say the knitted fabric resources interviewed at the
show . They must be punched up with color or with value - added textural and
novelty constructions in order to appeal to today ' s sophisticated consumers .
The most ...




Category: Knit goods


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Remarks Upon Alchemy and the Alchemists Indicating a Method of Discovering the True Nature of Hermetic Philosophy and Showing that the Search After the Philosopher s Stone Had Not for Its Object the Discovery of an Agent for the Transmutation of Metals

Thomas Norton , a very old writer on Alchemy of great authority ( of the fifteenth
century ) , wrote his “ Ordinall ” in verse , and tells all but the very blind the ...
movable ; Of all kinds contrary brought to one accord , Knit by the doctrine of God
by our blessed Lord . Whereby of Metals is made transmutation , Not only in color
[ appearance ) but transubstantiation , In which ye have need to know this thing ,
How ...

Author: Ethan Allen Hitchcock



Category: Alchemists

Page: 307

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200 Fair Isle Motifs

The comprehensive guide to Fair Isle knitting motifs! The mysteries of Fair Isle are revealed! 200 Fair Isle Motifs offers simple solutions to the seemingly complex technique of stranded colorwork.

Author: Mary Jane Mucklestone

Publisher: Interweave

ISBN: 9781596684379

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 208

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The comprehensive guide to Fair Isle knitting motifs! The mysteries of Fair Isle are revealed! 200 Fair Isle Motifs offers simple solutions to the seemingly complex technique of stranded colorwork. From simple single row patterns to complex all-over motifs, you'll find colorways that will thrill and inspire your knitting, whether you're a beginner or experienced knitter. By using the easy-to-read charts, columns to illustrate color changes, and clear photographs of each sample swatch, you'll find yourself creating beautiful Fair Isle designs in no time. Organized by row count and stitch count, 200 Fair Isle Motifs makes it easy for you to find the perfect motif for your projects. Confidently infuse colorwork into your knitting with 200 Fair Isle Motifs.

Global Ideas

An example of such a strategy is the narrative of the project , “ Experience
Norrköping ” , where the alchemy of coloring is used to knit the message together
: The color of Norrköping is a warm yellow . Yellow is : energy and heat ( the sun )

Author: Barbara Czarniawska

Publisher: Copenhagen Business School Press


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 301

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Attempts to explain how it is possible that, although the same idea travels around the globe at a high speed, local realities are still very different. This book shows what is travelling; and how it moves between countries and disciplines. Its frame of reference consists of a combination of organization theory, institutionalism and sociology.

From Alchemy to Chemistry

More than 100 color and black-and-white Art Nouveau–style illustrations from
fairy tales and adventure stories include scenes from Wagner's “Ring” ... 0-486-
47046-6 WOOLLY THOUGHTS: Unlock Your Creative Genius with Modular

Author: John Read

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486170845

Category: Science

Page: 256

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Broad, humanistic treatment focuses on great figures of chemistry and ideas that revolutionized the science. Much on alchemy, also development of modern chemistry, atomic theory, elements, organic chemistry, more. 50 illustrations.

Alchemy and the Alchemists

Author: Ethan Allen Hitchcock



Category: Alchemy

Page: 304

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In this facsimile reprint of the original 1857 edition, the choice findings of such early writers as Basil Valentine, Thomas Vaughan, Raymond Lully, and Nicholas Flamel are analyzed and interpreted by the grandson of Ethan Allen, who was a personal friend and military advisor to President Lincoln. The original title page reads: "Remarks upon Alchemy and the Alchemists, indicating a method of discovering the true nature of Hermetic Philosophy; and showing that the search after the Philosopher's Stone had not for its object the discovery of an agent for the Transmutation of Metals. Being also an attempt to rescue from undeserved opprobrium the reputation of a class of Extraordinary Thinkers in Past Ages." This work is a valuable source for the study of man's spiritual integration and the contributions of prominent Rosicrucian mystics.

Handknit Holidays

Knitting Year-Round for Christmas, Hanukkah, and Winter Solstice Melanie
Falick ... Rnd 3: * Knit to marked increase st, [k1, yo, k1] in next st; repeat from *
around. Rnd 5: ... YARN Alchemy Lone Star (55% mohair / 45% merino wool; 135
yards ... work Stripe sequence once, then work 6 rnds B. h Use Jogless Color
Change (see Special Techniques, page 177) to minimize disruption of the color

Author: Melanie Falick

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1453267913

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 184

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The author of Knitting in America offers more than 50 winter knitting projects—from classic holiday decorations to stylishly original gifts. For many people, the best part of the winter holidays is the anticipation: planning the perfect gifts, decorating the house, looking forward to seeing family and friends. Holidays can be particularly special for knitters, whose preparations often start months in advance and involve their own creations. In Handknit Holidays best-selling knitting author Melanie Falick presents an eclectic collection of more than 50 original gifts, decorations, and clothing pieces for Christmas, Hanukkah, and the winter solstice, providing year-round inspiration for knitters of all levels. Created by top knitwear designers, the projects include colorful ornaments; funky and classic Christmas stockings; a wire-and-bead menorah; sparkly ribbon scarves; a poncho and matching dog sweater; and a range of super-quick projects for that last-minute holiday rush, from a Santa hat, to elf caps, to flower pins. Rounding out the volume are a few grand projects—an Aran tree skirt, a patchwork afghan, a lace shawl—destined to become family heirlooms, plus features on such topics as the origin of the Christmas stocking, the meaning of the winter solstice, knitting for charities, strategies for finishing holiday knitting (on schedule!), and even a delicious recipe for festive crescent cookies. Beautifully photographed by Susan Pittard, Handknit Holidays is a creative celebration of the holiday season and a treasure for all knitters who seek to bring more of their own handwork—and artistry—into their daily lives and their holiday festivities.

Textile Technology Digest




Category: Textile fabrics


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The Mirror of Alchemy

Author: Roger Bacon

Publisher: Library of Alexandria

ISBN: 1465517197

Category: Alchemy

Page: 18

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Knit Club

The book follows a narrative structure loosely borrowed from Faulkner's As I Lay Dying-- that is to say, not one omniscient narrator but many disparate stream-of-consciousness voices.

Author: Carolyn Drake


ISBN: 9781942953401



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Arthur s Home Magazine

With heightened color the young man Fritz blushed . He had come on M.
promised ... Unredeemed and for on alchemy , and on the fly - leaf , in charfeited .
Ah ! the cap may be of use ... M. M. lap over her neglected knitting . Sho Simeon ,
with a ...




Category: Women


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Shuttle Spindle Dyepot

100 % PURE VIRGIN WOOL Maypole ... All American • WEAVING AND
WARPING • HAND WASHABLE 52 COLORS Available at your local yarn supply
shop . . . or write OREGON WORSTED CO . ... effect Ź After many years of almost
alchemy she developed a success{ ful formula à The Manos del l ' ruguay
Cooperative now ...




Category: Dyes and dyeing


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The Men s Fashion Reader

A sense of the physical body remained very present in seventeenth - century
men's fashion , seen here in a rare surviving knitted garment ( color plate 2 ) . A
knight was also someone " comely of gesture , " gesture being the general set of
the ...

Author: Peter McNeil

Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Academic


Category: Art

Page: 531

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The Men's Fashion Reader brings together key writings in the history, culture and identity of men's fashion. The readings provide a balanced range of important methodological approaches, primary research and significant case studies. The book is organized into thematic sections covering topics such as history, theory, subculture, iconic items of clothing, consumption and the media. Each section is introduced and concludes with an annotated guide to further reading. With exciting illustrations of men's dress from a range of historical periods, and including readings from key scholars and new writers across a wide range of fields, The Men's Fashion Reader is the essential introduction to the subject. Introduction: The Field of Men's Fashion Part 1. A History of Men's Fashion Part 2. Masculinity and Sexuality Part 3. Icons: The Evolution of Men's Wear Part 4. Subculture Part 5. Consuming and Creating Style Conclusion


In the 1980s, I decided I wanted to have sweaters knit in the same beautiful
colors I was seeing all over the beach at Nantucket. ... Then I edited them into five
color groups—the black ... It was alchemy: The stones had been turned to wool.

Author: Joseph Abboud

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 006175398X

Category: Design

Page: 256

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Designers are great white sharks, and we roam the waters ourselves. We often pretend to like and admire each other, but sometimes we don't even bother to fake it. The fashion industry is as hardworking, incestuous, and political as any other, and it's virtually impossible, given the size of designers' egos, to sincerely wish someone else well, because behind every false tribute is 'It should have been me.' So writes Joseph Abboud, who fell in love with style at five. There in the dark of the movie house, he wasn't just some Lebanese kid with a babysitter. He was the hero, in tweeds and pocket squares. That's where he learned that clothes represented a better life—a life he wanted, and would grab, for himself. From his blue-collar childhood in Boston's South End to his spread-collar success as one of America's top designers, he has forged a remarkable path through the unglamorous business of making people look glamorous. He transformed American menswear by replacing the traditional stiff-shouldered silhouette with a grown-up European sensuality. He was the first designer to win the coveted CFDA award as Best Menswear Designer two years in a row and the first designer to throw out the opening pitch at Fenway Park. He's been jilted by Naomi Campbell (who didn't show up on the runway for his first women's fashion show) and questioned by the FBI (who did show up in his office right after September 11 because he fit the profile). He's soared and sunk more than a few times—and lived to tell the tales. Threads is his off-the-record take on fashion, from the inside out. With breezy irreverence, he looks at guys and taste, divas and deviousness, fabric and texture, and all those ties. He takes us to the luxe bastion of Louis Boston, where he came of age and learned the trade, and to the seductive domain of Polo Ralph Lauren, where he became associate director of menswear design. He reveals the mystique of department-store politics, what's what at the sample sale, and who copies whom. He explains the process of making great clothes, from conception and sketch to manufacturing and marketing. Whether he's traveling by daredevil horse, plunging plane, Paris Métro, or cross-country limo, Abboud is an illuminating guide to a complex world.

Knits for Nerds

A collection of 30 knitting patterns inspired by popular science fiction and fantasy culture includes designs in the style of such iconic articles as Lieutenant Uhura's minidress, Hobbit slippers, and Hermione Granger's secret beaded bag.

Author: Toni Carr

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 1449407919

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 144

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A collection of 30 knitting patterns inspired by popular science fiction and fantasy culture includes designs in the style of such iconic articles as Lieutenant Uhura's minidress, Hobbit slippers, and Hermione Granger's secret beaded bag.

Johnson s Universal Cyclopaedia

... science has been reached by a gradual when viewed there by a prism , lines
or bands of color whose process of evolution . ... in its ured volumes of solutions
of determined strength are em domain from the dim ages of alchemy to the
present day ... By a closely - knit argument , founded on observed “ Qualitative
Analysis ...




Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries


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