Knitting Socks with Handpainted Yarn [NOOK Book]

Overview


Providing technical guidance as well as fun, creative patterns, this resource tackles handpainted yarns, identifying the many challenges—and many opportunities—they provide for knitting socks. Focusing on how to make the most of these much-loved yarns, it explains how to design projects with hand-dyed material versus other types of yarns, how to avoid the pitfalls of pooling and splotching, and how to combine multicolored hand paints with other types of yarns. Fresh, modern sock patterns from a variety of ...
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Knitting Socks with Handpainted Yarn

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Overview


Providing technical guidance as well as fun, creative patterns, this resource tackles handpainted yarns, identifying the many challenges—and many opportunities—they provide for knitting socks. Focusing on how to make the most of these much-loved yarns, it explains how to design projects with hand-dyed material versus other types of yarns, how to avoid the pitfalls of pooling and splotching, and how to combine multicolored hand paints with other types of yarns. Fresh, modern sock patterns from a variety of contributors illustrate their successful techniques, showing that with creativity and a little technical know-how, knitters can fully take advantage of these beautiful, yet sometimes tricky, yarns.
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Editorial Reviews

KnittingScholar.com
Some really nice sock patterns, but it's the chapters at the beginning about how to use handpainted yarn that I really love.
About.com Guide to Knitting
Tons of tips and patterns designed specifically with handpaints in mind so you're sure to get a good result each time.
YARN: The Australian Magazine for Knitting and More
Photos are clear and enticing, with the socks shown in excellent detail. There's a sock for every taste and technique; mosaic, ribbing, lace sts, multidirectional, chevrons, intarsia, Fair Isle.
Knit 'N Style
The cover photo will make you want to drop what you're doing and knit a pair for yourself. . . . even the most complicated pattern isn't difficult, because the yarns themselves do so much of the work.
Detroit News
Sulcoski has put together a collection of patterns that enhances the color and striping effects of your favorite handpainted yarns. Some patterns even incorporate more than one type of yarn.
Simply Knitting

If you're new to hand dyed yarn or struggling with pooling, then you'll appreciate the information in the front of the book.... It'll help you understand why different yarns knit up so differently, and make it easier to choose the right pattern for each skein.

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"Some really nice sock patterns, but it's the chapters at the beginning about how to use handpainted yarn that I really love." - KnittingScholar.com

"Tons of tips and patterns designed specifically with handpaints in mind so you're sure to get a good result each time." - About.com Guide to Knitting

"Photos are clear and enticing, with the socks shown in excellent detail. There's a sock for every taste and technique; mosaic, ribbing, lace sts, multidirectional, chevrons, intarsia, Fair Isle." - YARN: The Australian Magazine for Knitting and More

"Examines the many ways sock knitters can use monotoned, variegated and self-striping handpaints to best advantage." - Yarn Market News

"The cover photo will make you want to drop what you're doing and knit a pair for yourself...even the most complicated pattern isn't difficult, because the yarns themselves do so much of the work." - Knit 'N Style

"5 out of 5 stars. This book has more interesting sock patterns than usually found in a sock book." - Knitting News

"Sulcoski has put together a collection of patterns that enhances the color and striping effects of your favorite handpainted yarns. Some patterns even incorporate more than one type of yarn." - Detroit News

"If you're new to hand dyed yarn or struggling with pooling, then you'll appreciate the information in the front of the book... It'll help you understand why different yarns knit up so differently, and make it easier to choose the right pattern for each skein." - Simply Knitting

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781620332672
  • Publisher: F+W Media
  • Publication date: 3/15/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 613,372
  • File size: 7 MB

Meet the Author


Carol Sulcoski is the owner of Black Bunny Fibers, an independent company that creates hand-dyed yarns and spinning fiber. Her knitting designs have been published in Big Girl Knits, KnitNet.com, Knitty.com, MagKnits.com, and MenKnit.com, and she is the coauthor of Knit So Fine. She lives in Villanova, Pennsylvania.
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  • Posted March 10, 2009

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    This book rocks!

    I am a collector of handpainted yarn, but have not always been happy with the socks that result when its been knitted. This book provides many alternative construction styles to minimize pooling and flashing. I like that there are as many as 4 different stitch counts included in each pattern, resulting in socks to fit almost any foot. Also included are patterns for both top down and toe up socks, for double points, two circs or even magic loop. A must for the advanced sock knitter.

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