Knitting Socks with Handpainted Yarn

Technical guidance so handpainted yarns can be used to their best advantage.
SKU: 08KN16

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Handpainted sock yarns have captured the hearts of countless knitters. Colorful sock yarns are little gems of the knitting universe, providing hours of knitting bliss that result in a luxurious hand-crafted item. Author Carol Sulcoski, owner of Black Bunny Fibers, a popular indie fiber sock yarn source, delves into the mystery of the handpainted sock yarn and divulges its secrets, explains how to make the best of these much-loved yarns, and shows how to knit with success with 20 new patterns designed just with these yarns in mind.

Knitters struggle with handpainted yarns. How do you design projects with them versus other types of yarns? How do you avoid the pitfalls of pooling and splotching? How do you combine multicolored handpaints with other types of yarns? Knitting Socks with Handpainted Yarn is designed to provide sock knitters with technical guidance so these wonderful yarns can be used to their best advantage, explaining the differences between various kinds of handpainted yarn and showing how to avoid undesirable effects. Combining her handdyeing and knitwear designing knowledge, Carol shares techniques and tips to help every sock knitter turn out fabulous footwear. Fun, original sock patterns from a variety of contributors illustrate these techniques. The patterns will be written for widely-available handdyed yarns so that readers can get the same results, but readers will also learn to identify patterns for their unique yarns.



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SKU 08KN16
Product Type Book
Author/Designer Carol Sulcoski
ISBN 13 9781596680982
Number Of Pages 128
Binding Paperback
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Don't be afraid to learn
This book has an informative opening chapter, and it is easy to read. I have seen such beautiful hand painted yarns & patterns, but wasn't sure how to work with them. The book offers both chart and written patterns, which is a plus for me. The glossary not only describes knitting terms, it also shows how the yarn is worked on the needles for a variety of stitches. There are pictures of what the sock looks like when knitted, plus a close-up picture of the socks being worn.. Details abound! I would recommend this book to an intermediate knitter who is looking for "the next step" in knitting. An experienced knitter would surely get a lot of use out of this book. The patterns are beautiful, classy, and the most unique ones I have ever seen. Review by Mary (Posted on 1/25/2014)
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