Synopses & Reviews
Every knitter understands the allure of sock yarn. It slips easily into a handbag, comes in endless variations, and represents a dazzling array of possibilities. Best of all, it’s relatively inexpensive, making it an affordable splurge. And knitting stores are devoting more and more shelf space to the ever-growing range of choices. As a result, many knitters find themselves with veritable “collections” of sock yarn — dozens, sometimes even hundreds of skeins — in their stash.
Fortunately, sock yarn can be used for more than simply keeping toes toasty. In Sock Yarn One-Skein Wonders: 101 Patterns That Go Way Beyond Socks! veteran knitter Judith Durant has chosen not simply inventive sock patterns but also more than 5 dozen inspired patterns for other items that can be created from a single skein of sock yarn. The latest in Storey’s enormously popular One-Skein Wonders series, Sock Yarn One-Skein Wonders offers one-of-a-kind patterns for baby clothes, mittens, scarves, hats, jewelry, cozies, bags . . . even a dog sweater and a lamp shade!
Contributed by yarn shops and designers throughout North America, the patterns are as fetching as they are fun to knit. Knitters of every skill level will ?nd tantalizing challenges; some knit up in fewer than three hours, others make creative use of sock yarn leftovers, and several
make heirloom-worthy gifts. Collectively, these patterns bring out the best of sock yarn . . . whether variegated or solid-colored, self-patterning or hand-painted.
Sock Yarn One-Skein Wonders has an easy-to-browse layout, four-color photos throughout, step-by-step instructions, clear illustrations and charts, and stylish patterns. With this book in their knitting bags, needlecrafters will take their stash of sock yarn well beyond stockinged feet to a delightful world of possibility.
"I am amazed how many delicious projects one can knit with one skein of sock yarn! Bon appetit!"
Nancy Bush, knitting lace expert and owner of The Wooly West
In this guide, veteran knitter Durant has chosen not simply inventive sock patterns but also more than five dozen inspired patterns for other items that can be created from a single skein of sock yarn.
Sock Yarn - It's Not Just for Socks
Affordable, sturdy, and available in endless colorful variations, sock yarn inspires creativity and passion among knitters. Now you can choose from more than 100 patterns that use your sock-yarn single skeins in fresh exciting projects.
Caps * Gloves * Cuffs * Scarves * Shawls * Shrugs * Bonnets * Booties * Bags * and, of course, Socks!
Sock yarn can be used for much more than socks! Sock Yarn One-Skein Wonders is an irresistible compilation of 101 original patterns for baby clothes, mittens, scarves, hats, jewelry, cozies, bags--even a dog sweater and a lamp shade--that all use just a single skein of sock yarn. Contributed by yarn shops and designers throughout North America, the patterns are as fetching as they are fun to knit. Knitters of every skill level will find the perfect project: some knit up in fewer than three hours, others make creative use of sock yarn leftovers, and several make heirloom-worthy gifts. With this book in your knitting bag, your stash of sock yarn will be gone in no time.
About the Author
Judith Durant is the editor of One-Skein Wonders, 101 Designer One-Skein Wonders, Luxury Yarn One-Skein Wonders, and Sock Yarn One-Skein Wonders. She is also a founding editor of Interweave Knits magazine and the author of Never Knit Your Man a Sweater* (*unless you've got the ring!). Her designs and articles have appeared in Interweave Knits, Beadwork, and Piecework
Table of Contents
More than Just Socks
From Head to Toe (and Fingers, Too)
Hats and Caps
Mitts, Gloves, and Cuffs
It's a Wrap!
Scarves and Neck Warmers
Shimmy and Shrug
Knits for Kids
Clothes for Dolls
Bag It and More
Bags and Purses
(Not) Just for the Home
About the Designers