Sock Yarn Studio: Hats, Garments, and Other Projects Designed for Sock Yarn

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Knitting socks and knitting with hand-painted yarns are two hot trends. But what are knitters to do with leftover sock yarn? Or when they burn out on knitting socks? Sock Yarn Studio comes to the rescue with a delightful mix of projects--from one-skein hats, mittens, and scarves to multi-skein wraps, sweaters, and more--created with fingering or sport-weight sock yarns. And there's plenty of helpful advice for selecting yarns and knitting smart with tricky hand-paints and ...
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Overview

Knitting socks and knitting with hand-painted yarns are two hot trends. But what are knitters to do with leftover sock yarn? Or when they burn out on knitting socks? Sock Yarn Studio comes to the rescue with a delightful mix of projects--from one-skein hats, mittens, and scarves to multi-skein wraps, sweaters, and more--created with fingering or sport-weight sock yarns. And there's plenty of helpful advice for selecting yarns and knitting smart with tricky hand-paints and self-patterning yarns.

 

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Editorial Reviews

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Praise for Sock Yarn Studio:

“What a refreshingly unusual premise, showing what happens when you take the 'sock' out of 'sock yarn.' Carol sees the vast creative potential for these finer yarns and, aided by a team of talented designers, shows just how exquisitely sock yarns can render anything you'd want to knit. The designs are beautiful, fresh, and inspiring. Best of all? Now we have twice the excuses to stock up on sock yarns.”
--Clara Parkes, Publisher of Knitter's Review and author of The Knitter's Book of Yarn and The Knitter's Book of Socks
 
“I am a huge fan of working with finer yarns--they offer so much versatility! In this book, Carol and her fellow designers have thoroughly uncovered possibilities with the ever-popular sock-weight yarns and presented them in a way that makes me want to pick up needles and knit (finely) away!” --Trisha Malcolm, Editorial Director, Vogue Knitting
 
“Color and what you can do with it. Sock yarns beyond the sock. Mitts, shawls, hats, socks, little sweaters-and so much more! Carol has put it all together in this engaging collection.” --Pam Allen, co-owner of Quince & Co. and former editor of Interweave Knits
 
“If you're a fan of sock yarn...you'll probably be interested in some of these projects to help trim your stash (and make room for some new goodies!). This book might also make a gateway into sock knitting for people who love the look of sock yarns but are a little intimidated by actually knitting a sock.” --About,com Knitting
 



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Sulcoski (Knitting Socks with Handpainted Yarn) curates this collection of nonsock patterns, which features her own designs as well as the designs of various knitting community luminaries, such as Wendy Johnson, Véronik Avery, and Melissa Morgan-Oakes. The yarns used in the projects range from basic, commercially available "workhorse" yarns to hand-dyed yarns in exotic fiber blends. Tips for working nonsock projects in self-patterning yarns, which are dyed to mimic colorwork patterns, are included. Most of the patterns are for accessories like hats and gloves, which work well with sock yarn, but there are also several shawl patterns, a couple of sweaters, and a sock yarn blanket. VERDICT Sock yarn continues to be a popular indulgence, and the marquee names associated with this book will catch knitters' attention.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781454702856
  • Publisher: Lark Crafts
  • Publication date: 10/2/2012
  • Series: Yarn Studio
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 541,265
  • Product dimensions: 9.80 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Carol J. Sulcoski is the author of Knitting Socks with Handpainted Yarns and co-author of Knit So Fine (both published by Interweave Press). Her designs have been published in Vogue Knitting, KnitSimple, St-Denis Magazine, KnitScene, and various other books and magazines, and her technical articles frequently appear in Vogue Knitting. She also founded Black Bunny Fibers (blackbunnyfibers.com), an independent dyeing business creating unique hand-painted yarns and fibers, and her patterns can be found on ravelry.com and patternfish.com. She lives outside Philadelphia, PA, with her family.
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Table of Contents

Preface 6

Understanding Sock Yarn 8

One Skein Projects

Lisatra Short Cowl 32

Roselein Hat 36

Calico Scarf 40

Fortunate Cowl 43

Compostela Scarf 46

Deux Violettes Gloves 48

Vert Lace Cap 52

Habitude Lace Scarf 56

Golden Lace Baby Cardigan 60

Poppy Beret 64

Anu Baby Hat 67

Two Skein Projects

Thornapple Wrist Warmers 72

Fair Isle Peacock Hat 76

Roxy Legwarmers 78

Kitteh Mittens 82

Cushington Square Pillow 88

Furbelow Shawl 92

Gumdrop Raglan 95

Alexander Street Hat 100

Three (or More) Skein Projects

Bliss Capelet 106

Autumn Walking Scarf 110

Varese Shawl 114

Hodgepodge Wristers 118

Chambourcin Halter 121

Lizalu Blanket 126

Nuit Blanche Stole and Scarf 130

Newkirk Intarsia Vest 134

About the Author 139

About the Contributors 139

Knitting Abbreviations 141

Yarn Sources 142

Acknowledgments 143

Recommended Reading 144

Index 144

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  • Posted October 23, 2012

    Best sock yarn book

    Very pretty pictures, losts of information about sock yarn. The patterns are nice, I cant wait to get started on them. I think there is a pattern in this book everyone would like.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 10, 2012

    Wonderful way to use your sock yarn,other than socks

    Like many I have collected alot of sock yarn. There are several patterns here to help me that I can't wait o get to.

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