Before getting into a review, I have to state that this book ROCKS! So does the contest Jacey Boggs Faulkner is running on Ravelry, Instagram, etc. to give away subscriptions to her magazine Ply. #PlyMagazine
Yarn is not nearly as simple as non-crafts-people would have you believe. “There’s like, bulky, and really tiny, right?” ; “What do you mean linen is from a plant, it’s a cloth right?” ; “Doesn’t that hurt the sheep?” ; etc. There are plenty of non crafts people that have a clue, so I’m not putting all non crafts people down, just the ignorant ones, lol. Because of this, for you non crafts people, if you have a SO or loved one that is into any fiber craft, pick up this book so you can start to throw around terms like low-twist singles, coil yarn, or z twist with ease. Or at least have a clue of what they are talking about when they throw those terms around.
For people interested in crafts already, or active crafters this is a great book. Originally I was going to say, if you like/love/live & breathe spinning then this is a good book for you, but scratch that. If you have any interest in fiber arts/crafts then this is a great book for you. I imagine that there are plenty of K&Cs (knitters & crocheters) that see the Koigu yarns (very pretty yarns that seem to come as singles a lot of the time) and have not known that this is only one kind of yarn. Why should you use 2, 3, or 5 ply yarns? Why aren’t there many 20 ply yarns? This is a worsted weight yarn, what do you mean worsted spun? Etc. I think that this should be titled 51 Yarns to spin & Knit/Crochet/Weave before you cast off, because I think that any fiber artists would benefit from a deeper understanding of the yarns available for their crafts, how they are constructed, and why they do what they do.
In Short, BUY THIS BOOK! READ THIS BOOK!