- Paperback: 144 pages
- Publisher: Lark; 1 edition (5 Sept. 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1454702850
- ISBN-13: 978-1454702856
- Product Dimensions: 1.9 x 21 x 25.4 cm
- Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (1 customer review)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 934,796 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Sock Yarn Studio Paperback – 5 Sep 2013
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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
About 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 fibres, and her patterns can be found on ravelry.com and patternfish.com.
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Firstly, it has a great concept. I love working with finer gauge yarns, and like Carol Sulcoski's first knitting book, Knit So Fine, this one explores everything about sock yarns. There's a full introduction to sock yarn and how they are categorized and some of the best uses for each.
Second, the book has great designs. From simple, to moderately complex, the designs are innovative and beautiful. The instructions are clear and concise as well.
Finally, the book provides seemingly unlimited inspiration. Inspiration in ways to use patterning yarns, shaping for knee-high socks, color choices that are beautiful and unexpeceted (there is a stunningly beautiful baby cardigan in beige - showing that pastels aren't the be-all, end-all of colors for baby knits) and ways to exploit the versatility and abundance of a yarn I have explored a lot already in my knitting.
For any knitter, having this book in their library will provide them with a consant source of ideas and designs.
Projects range from super-easy, making this a book for newer knitters who want to try a quick project with sock yarn and who may be afraid of knitting socks. In addition, skilled knitters will find some great colorwork projects to inspire the combination of skeins in their plentiful stashes.
The book contains several one-skein projects that are lovely. The Calico Scarf is knitted with a variegated yarn and has a back sewn on. It is colorful and feminine. The Compostela Scarf is also colorful with blending shades making wonderful hues. The Habitude Lace Scarf is good for either gender and is knit in a lace pattern "inspired by men who love holes in their knitting". The Anu Baby Hat is just charming. It would make a great gift.
There are one-skein, two-skein, three-skein and larger projects. I could just go on and on. For those of us who love the feel of knitting with fingering and lace yarn, you are bound to find something you love in this book. The book is worth buying for the Lizalu Blanket pattern alone.