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Wednesday
Sep262012

Knit Book Review: Sock Yarn Studio by Carol Sulcoski

I am happy to tell you that Carol is a friend of mine, a very very funny lady and someone I look forward to seeing every time we attend the same shows. We have laughed together, cried together, and laughed until we cried together :) This photo was taken in passing at Stitches Midwest in August 2012.

You may be familiar with Carol as a knitting designer, but did you also know she is a former attorney and a brilliant handdyer? She is the author of Knitting Socks with Handpainted Yarns and Knit So Fine. Her designs have been published in many magazines and she is the founder of Black Bunny Fibers, an independent dyeing business known for unique, handpainted yarns and fibers.

Her newest book is called Sock Yarn Studio: Hats, Garments and Other Projets Designed for Sock Yarn. It features patterns from Wendy D. Johnson, Veronik Avery, Franklin Habit and more. The front chapters delve into some great information about the various types of sock yarn, how to avoid pooling colors, and tips on various fine yarn weights and substitutions.

The patterns range from socks (of course) to hats, mittens, scarves and wraps, and even a few bigger projects like sweaters and afghans. There are several one-skein, two-skein and multi-skein projects.

Here are some photos of my favorites:

Confession: I have never knit a pair of socks! However, I dream of knitting lace thigh high stocking one day, hopefully in my near future :))

Leave a comment telling me what you would like to knit with sock yarn. I'll choose a random winner next week and send that person a copy of the book, "Sock Yarn Studio"!!!

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Reader Comments (18)

Gosh, so hard to decide but I really like the afghan. I have lots of leftover bits of sock yarn and that looks like a fabulous project to use them up (if my sister didn't steal it from me when it was finished!)
October 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRusty M
Ive always LOVED sock yarn, using some now for a crochet lace cowl. I would make the hat and the wrap youve posted here. And i too hav never made a pair of socks, but would love to someday :)
October 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJen Carabio
Some people are under the impression that you can only knit socks with sock yarn. Boy are they missing out!
October 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBrenda
I use sock yarn to knit shawls. I would like to knit a hat and a pair of fingerless mitts from some sock yarn.
October 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKnittingdancer on Ravelry
My favorite yarn is sock yarn. I would love to make the hat or blanket! While I haven't knit socks, I have crocheted 2 pairs.
October 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAmber
I love knitting hats with sock yarn! The hat pattern in the new book is adorable!
October 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSusan H
I also have never knitted a pair of socks. I would love to give knitting a pair of socks a try!
October 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCheryl
I would love to make that gorgeous afghan pictured in the second photo above.
October 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterEmily
I love sock yarn for scarves, for mittens, for baby sweaters!
October 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCheryl P
I would love to try to make the afghan! I've never made one before. I've also never knit a pair of socks, but I would love to try my hand at that too.
October 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDeb Joyner
Oh I just adore that hat, if I won the book I would surely give that a try!
October 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGay Moller
I really love that hat. It would be a fabu Halos of Hope hat. So, I need to win the book, right?
October 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMarthaH
Adds the hat to queue!
October 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterElysbeth
Oh, the hat! Definitely the hat!
(Feel better, Carol!)
October 6, 2012 | Unregistered Commentermelanie
I knit a lot of socks out of sock yarn, but lately I've been contemplating making myself a sweater from sock yarn! I may wait until I lose a few more pounds - the thought of so many tiny stitches is a little intimidating!
October 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSharripie
I'd like to make a sweater from sock yarn but I'm not sure I could me monogamous long enough to finish it!
October 8, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDaisy
I loved Carol's book Knit So Fine. Kristin did you say there Is crochet in this new sock book?. I'm going to take a sock knitting class this winter. How there are some great lace stockings done in broomstick lace in the latest issue of Crochet Magazine from England , the pattern design is by Pauline Turner so you know it's All that! Yvette from Philly, CGOA.
October 8, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterYvette Jiggetts
Another pair of socks! Or maybe one of those nice lacey cowls.
October 8, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAnne

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