Fiber Resources

I have found lots of useful references about fiber, spinning, and knitting. I have provided links for more information/purchase. Please note that I do not receive any kickbacks for this, and also note the book format to make sure you are on the one you want.

Indie Dyers

Where would a spinner be without fiber? And if you love color the way I do, a good dyer is a precious thing. These are some of my favorites.

Apothefaery Luxury Fibers

River’s Edge Fiber Arts

Essential Fiber Beautiful Fade to White gradients as well as a gorgeous color palette where you can build your own gradients (as individual skeins). She’ll even split your order to match your plies!!

Abstract Fibers

Lisa Souza Dyeworks



Hands-On Spinning  –  Lee Raven

The Knitter’s Book of Yarn  –  Clara Parkes. Clara also has a website with great info and discount codes for her online classes at See below.

The Spinner’s Book of Yarn Design  –  Sarah Anderson

The Spinner’s Book of Fleece  –  Beth Smith

Respect the Spindle  –  Abby Franquemont


The Knitter’s Companion – Vicki Square  This is absolutely indispensable. I refer to it all the time.

Knitting Pattern Essentials  –  Sally Melville

Custom Socks: Knit to Fit Your Feet  –  Kate Atherly

Designing Knitwear  –  Deborah Newton

Sweater Design in Plain English  –  Maggie Righetti and Terri Shaw

The Knowledgeable Knitter   –  Margaret Radcliffe

Knitting – the Complete Guide  –  Jane Davis

The Knitter’s Book of Finishing Techniques  –  Nancie M. Wiseman



Ask The Bellwether

Clara Parkes: The author of The Knitter’s Book of Yarn, Clara also has a newsletter and a website with great info and discount codes for her online classes at


Socks 102: For more techy info about knitting socks, this great article on  is by Kate Atherly,  who wrote the book Custom Socks, linked above.

Lion Yarn Stitch Finder: This Stitch Finder page provides detailed instructions and images of popular knitting and crochet stitches.  It is an excellent resource for all kinds of block construction, animal and flower shapes, and so on.

400 Knitting stitches by Alicia Salarza – An online e-book with many lovely stitch designs.

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