Handpainted sock yarn is quite a favorite among knitters, especially those who love to knit socks and shawls. The colors are fantastic, alluring and quite addictive, so much so that many of us have grown our stash of handpainted fingering weight yarn to the point that we don't really know what to knit with our treasured collection. So, what do we do with all that accumulated goodness? Why knit of course, but not necessarily socks, or even shawls. What knitters need is a few creative alternatives and Carol Sulcoski has given us just that!
Carol has broken down her book into three chapters that provide a mix of one-skein, two-skein an multi-skein projects that feature designs that she herself has created, along with the likes of Wendy Johnson, Veronik Avery, Franklin Habit, Melissa Morgan Oakes, Barbara Brown and more. This book provides over 20 projects that include, shawls, socks, mitts, hats, scarves an even home decor. There is also a chapter covering the basics, including a guide to various types of sock yarn, an exploration of repeats, how to how to avoid pooling, yarn substitutions, swatching and tips.
For knit alongs, pattern support and general questions,Carol has started a Ravelry group, Sock Yarn Studio. So, be sure to visit and join the knitting fun! You can learn more about this book and Carol by visiting the Lark Crafts Blog.