Spin to knit by Shannon Okey is a wonderful book. I think this book has all of the info a beginning spinner needs in one book.
It is very detailed; I am interested in spinning yet know little about it.
Chapter one: It then gives a good fiber introduction. Breeds, Fiber formats, and Carding. Chapter two: Covers Spindles. Chapter three: Wheels. Chapter four: Getting started, there is detailed info on how to start with your fiber before you spin. How to spin with a spindle, she takes it step by step, with photos. Then the same with a wheel. Yarn Twists and Plying. Chapter five: Handspun yarn. Chapter six: Color and Embellishments. Chapter seven: What to do with all of your yarn.
There is a page about Catherine Goodwin and her Spindolyn at knittinganyway.com (this looks very interesting, check out her video on it, if you haven't heard of this). This looks so interesting I believe I may order one of these. Is there anyone out there with one?
A Shawl pattern: Copper Moose Shawl by Crystal Canning (very nice!) see more at coppermoose.com.
Along with many other great people and patterns.
I would recommend this book, to a beginner, it really explains and shows what spinning is about (great photos on all of the how-to’s), and maybe the more advanced would be interested in the large pattern variety.
A comprehensive book on color, color relationships, dyeing procedures, design and patterns.
Lovely photos. I don't dye, but enjoyed reading about it.
I loved the Pattern section, my favorite patterns, Basic Beret, and the Winter Shawl.
Beautiful book, I would recommend it just for the info and photos alone
Interesting links I ran across: