Knitting Socks with Handpainted Yarn
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.
- Paperback | 120 pages
- 216 x 228 x 9.4mm | 444.52g
- 15 Jan 2009
- Interweave Press Inc
- United States
- 60 Illustrations, color
Table of contents
The Road to Handpainted Happiness Before You Start About Mutlicolored Yarns Class by Color Two More Color Tips Color Me Confident Repeats Pooling Be Gone! Patterns Longbourn Socks- Kristi Schueler Zizag Lace Anklets- Pam Grushkin Punctuated Rib Socks- Ann Budd Staccato Socks- Veronik Avery Copper Penny Socks- Nancy Bush Color Collision Socks- Chrissy Gardiner Split-Toe Sweethearts- Priscilla Gibson-Roberts Whirlpool Socks- Laura Nelkin Herringbone Rib Socks- Kristi Schueler Schooner Socks- Charlene Schurch Corrugated Stripe Socks- Courtney Kelley Flame Thrower Socks- Lorna Miser Chevvy Socks- Jody Pirrelo Spot Check Socks- Beth Parrott Potpourri Socks- Deb Barnhill Spread Spectrum Socks- Elizabeth Ravenwood Escher Socks- Lorna Miser Goldengrove Socks- Mindy Soucek Rib Fantastic Socks- Barb Brown Switcheroo Socks- Carol J. Sulcoski Abbreviations Glossary Sources Bibliography Contributors Index
"Some really nice sock patterns, but it's the chapters at the beginning about how to use handpainted yarn that I really love." - KnittingScholar.com"Tons of tips and patterns designed specifically with handpaints in mind so you're sure to get a good result each time." - About.com Guide to Knitting"Photos are clear and enticing, with the socks shown in excellent detail. There's a sock for every taste and technique; mosaic, ribbing, lace sts, multidirectional, chevrons, intarsia, Fair Isle." - "YARN: The Australian Magazine for Knitting and More""Examines the many ways sock knitters can use monotoned, variegated and self-striping handpaints to best advantage." - "Yarn Market News""The cover photo will make you want to drop what you're doing and knit a pair for yourself...even the most complicated pattern isn't difficult, because the yarns themselves do so much of the work." - "Knit 'N Style""5 out of 5 stars. This book has more interesting sock patterns than usually found in a sock book." - "Knitting News""Sulcoski has put together a collection of patterns that enhances the color and striping effects of your favorite handpainted yarns. Some patterns even incorporate more than one type of yarn." - "Detroit News""If you're new to hand dyed yarn or struggling with pooling, then you'll appreciate the information in the front of the book... It'll help you understand why different yarns knit up so differently, and make it easier to choose the right pattern for each skein." - "Simply Knitting"
About Carol Sulcoski
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.