Go Footloose with Knitting Socks with Handpainted Yarns

Jun 15, 2009
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Enjoy this video of the crazy dancing socks from Carol Sulcoski's book, Knitting Socks with Handpainted Yarns. These are handpainted socks as you've never seen them before! We hope you enjoy this video as much as we enjoyed making it!

Purchase Knitting Socks with Handpainted Yarns (Interweave, $19.95) by Carol Sulcoski at your LYS or online at:
http://shop.knittingdaily.com/store/p/2274-Knitting-Socks-with-Handpainted-Yarn.aspx

Here is what Sandi Wiseheart said about the book:  

About The Stars of Our Show!

The stars of this movie are no ordinary socks, you understand. These are 21 pairs of handknit socks, each pair knit from handpainted yarns. These socks are new, never-before-seen sock designs, from nineteen designers like Veronik Avery, Lorna Miser, Chrissy Gardiner, Ann Budd, Nancy Bush, Patricia Gibson-Roberts, Charlene Schurch...you know. All the Sock Greats.

Where can you find these beautiful sock patterns? In Knitting Socks With Handpainted Yarn, by Carol Sulcoski. Not only are there patterns, there is also a ton of great information from Carol about how to make best use of all those gorgeous handpainted yarns we all drool over in the shops. She tells us what to look for in a yarn, and how to make sure you get pretty results and not weird results like pooling or strange stripes--in any kind of project, not just in knitted socks!

Check your local yarn shop to see if they have a copy you can get your hands on right away, or order a copy online from us.

ABOUT THE BOOK

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.

Purchase Knitting Socks with Handpainted Yarns (Interweave, $19.95) by Carol Sulcoski at your LYS or online at:
http://shop.knittingdaily.com/store/p/2274-Knitting-Socks-with-Handpainted-Yarn.aspx


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MidoriT wrote
on Jul 29, 2009 8:51 PM

not only is the music irritating, but the video clip didn't help show off the socks. ugh

MidoriT wrote
on Jul 29, 2009 8:51 PM

not only is the music irritating, but the video clip didn't help show off the socks. ugh