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Knitting Socks with Handpainted Yarn

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Sock Patterns, Tips and Techniques for Knitting Socks with Handpainted Yarns

"Some really nice sock patterns, but it's the chapters at the beginning about how to use handpainted yarn that I really love."

Fresh, modern sock patterns from a variety of contributors illustrate their successful techniques, showing that with creativity and a little technical know-how, you can fully take advantage of these beautiful, yet sometimes tricky, yarns.

  • Get technical guidance and discover fun, creative patterns.
  • Finally, tackle handpainted yarns, learn how to identify the many challenges, and many opportunities, they provide for knitting socks.
  • Tips and tricks will help you focus on how to make the most of these much-loved yarns.
  • Learn 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.


"Tons of tips and patterns designed specifically with handpaints in mind, so you're sure to get a good result each time." - 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 stitches, multidirectional, chevrons, intarsia, Fair Isle." - YARN: The Australian Magazine for Knitting and More

"Examines the many ways sock knitters can use monotone, 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 the Author

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,,,, and, and she is the coauthor of Knit So Fine. She lives in Villanova, Pennsylvania.

Published by Interweave on January 1, 2009
Paperback, 128 pages, English
Dimensions 8.5" x 0.5" x 9"

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