For every knitter who has asked the question, "What can I make with this yarn?" here at last is the definitive guide to understanding and selecting yarn. Clara Parkes now offers a comprehensive guide to yarns and their qualities that will help you get the results you want for every project. The Knitters Book of Yarn breaks it down into the essentials, focusing on the most common types of fibers and how their qualities impact yarns behavior. And because knitters learn best by doing, the book includes 49 patterns by knitting's biggest stars, such as Cat Bordhi, Tara Jon Manning, Margaret Klein Wilson, and Teva Durham, designed to highlight the qualities of each type of yarn.