No Sheep For You by Amy R. Singer
This is a book that should be in your knitting library. It gives accurate information (in a very fun way) on the many fibers for knitting that are NOT wool. For those allergic to wool, they even have patterns for a Fair Isle sweater, an Aran sweater, and a steeked sweater – all normally made of wool.
The patterns are well-laid out, the yarn information is detailed, and every pattern comes in a wide range of sizes from the very small and petite to the more voluptuous.
The down-side to this book? Lots of worsted weight, though there are many DK weight yarns, too, that suit our Southern clime better.
Amy Singer is the proprietor of Knitty.com and she has gathered an array of designers to keep us all knitting fun garments in the yarns that are a lovely alternative to wool.