If you are a handspinner of wool yarns, this book is an invaluable resource. Many patterns written for use with commercial yarns simply don’t work with handspun. The patterns in this little book are classic, adaptable, and well suited to the special characteristics of hand made yarns, which tend to be less elastic and “drapey” than factory products. They also work well when knitted oversize and then felted. I refer to Homespun Handknit frequently, and the family mitten pattern is one I’ve made in homespun dozens of times, always with excellent results. The fact that this book, unlike so many other craft titles, is still in print after nearly 20 years attests to its value and popularity.