Knitting Socks with Handpainted Yarn by Carol Sulcoski
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.
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.
Knitting Socks with Handpainted Yarn 4.4 out of 5based on
More than 1 year ago
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.