Papercuts

Way up in one of the farthest corners of the United States, in Carnation, Washington, is a shop called Tolt Yarn & Wool. They know, oh, maybe a thing or two about spinning yarns, so we were dying to find out the favorites on their bookshelf. Here, Kimberly Agbayani, Anna Dianich and Rachel Kieselburg fill us in.

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KNITTING WITHOUT TEARS, KNITTING WORKSHOP and KNITTER’S ALMANAC // Elizabeth Zimmerman 
“We really can’t imagine a knitter’s bookshelf not containing at least one of Elizabeth Zimmerman’s books. With her conversational knitting patterns and charming and humorous writing she continues to empower and inspire us.”

THE KNITTER’S BOOK OF YARN and THE KNITTER’S BOOK OF WOOL // Clara Parkes
“Clara Parkes is an amazing writer and such a gift to our community. If you would like to learn everything there is to know about yarn and wool, these books are what you need. It was really hard to pick one book; you really should read everything she has written.”

THE FLEECE & FIBER SOURCEBOOK // Deborah Robson and Carol Ekarius
“This book is such a wonderful resource for any fiber enthusiast. We recommend this book to knitters, spinners, weavers, and even those interested in starting their own fock of sheep.”

WORKING WITH WOOL // Sylvia Olsen
“This book is truly beautiful and such a treasure. It tells the story behind the classic Cowichan sweater, the Coast Salish people and their history.”

KNITTING WITH ICELANDIC WOOL // Vedis Jonsdottir
“A brief history of knitting and the wool industry in Iceland and chock full of amazing patterns. We want to knit everything in this book.”

THE MODERN NATURAL DYER // Kristin Vejar
“A must-have for anyone interested in dyeing fiber. It’s stunningly photographed and appropriate for beginners as well as those already versed in dyeing techniques.”

LITTLE RED IN THE CITY // Ysolda Teague
“This book is all about ft, for women of all shapes and sizes. With information on selecting your size, how and why to alter patterns, adding or subtracting extra fabric, and lots more, you can customize any pattern to your unique measurements. Each pattern is shown on two different sized models!”

HOME & AWAY // Hannah Fettig
“The beautifully photographed sweater patterns in this book all include instructions for both seamless and seamed versions, which makes it a perfect book for knitters of all skill levels.”

FARM TO NEEDLE // Tolt Yarn and Wool
“What can we say? This is our labor of love and we are so honored to be able to help tell the story of our fiber community!”