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
| 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 find 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.
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.
Sock Yarn One-Skein
101 Patterns That Go Way Beyond Socks!
by Judith Durant
Storey Publishing, 2010