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The Twisted Sisters Sock Workbook: Dyeing, Painting, Spinning, Designing, Knitting

3.87  ·  Rating Details ·  315 Ratings  ·  16 Reviews
With simple directions and tips on how to dye, paint, spin, and knit yarn to create authentic socks, this book offers all the information necessary to fashion socks with personality. Included are innovative patterns and tips for knitting socks with customized fit--even for all ten toes. Safe and easy directions are given on dyeing yarn from pour-dyeing methods to dyeing wi ...more
Paperback, 96 pages
Published October 1st 2002 by Interweave Press
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Nov 24, 2009 Diane rated it really liked it
Excellent primer for those interested in preparing and dyeing fiber. An enlightening discussion of ways to spin a dyed roving to end up with many different looks in your yarn follows.

The book wraps up with a thorough discussion of sock knitting. Why choose this heel over that? Which edge cast-on is better.

If you buy one book to learn this - this is the one to buy.
Jun 26, 2007 Linera rated it liked it
Shelves: knitting
A nefarious and delightful gang of knitters, spinners, and dyers, who congregate at the Black Sheep Gathering in Eugene every June. The book is well-organized, with good photos. I've made a pair of socks from here, the ones with the ruffled cast-on. I'm a sock newbie, still amazed at the turning of the heel...
May 18, 2014 Felicia rated it it was amazing
I really liked this book the info on dyeing and spinning was a nice surprise. I plan on reading more of their books and someday I might actually learn how to knit. I liked the cold press technique the best out of what I read.
Oct 06, 2014 Skyblueteapot rated it liked it
More useful if you regard socks as an art form and less useful if you want to learn how to spin and knit sturdy, comfortable, hard-wearing socks. The authors also do not prepare their own fleece, but spin ready-prepared fibre.
Jan 04, 2011 Sasha rated it liked it
Shelves: nonfiction, crafts
Will probably come back to this book if/when I ever start knitting socks. While the sections on color & dyes are more oriented to synthetic dyes, the section on spinning is useful, especially on managing color.
May 23, 2010 Theresa rated it it was ok
Shelves: knitting
Not really crazy about this one either. Spends a lot of time on spinning and dying your own yarn. What patterns there are really didn't interest me and really weren't patterns per se. There was a basic cuff down and toe up sock pattern and then variations on different techniques.
Dec 26, 2008 Chade66 rated it it was ok
Not a beginning knitters book on socks that's for sure. Most of the book is about dying and spinning in order to create yarn to make colorful socks. I found the basic sock pattern too difficult to understand.
Nov 11, 2010 Mindofwinter rated it it was amazing
Shelves: knitting, spinning, dyeing
This is one of my all-time favorite resources for spinning. It clearly shows pre-drafting and spinning methods in a way other books don't (especially the pre-drafting) and is accessible to beginners. Discusses spindle-spinning rather than wheel-spinning.
Vesper Stamper
I really like it but I wish they had more patterns. I think for the scope of what it tries to cover it's too small. It needs to be about 4x as thick. BUT it's inspiring and pretty pretty. Someday I'll master the drop spindle and someday I'll buy the 25 packs of Kool-Aid to dye my yarn.
Nov 13, 2012 Mary rated it it was ok
Focuses more on dying and spinning them I expected. Found the sock pattern confusing, it is broken down into sections instead of a pattern.
Jun 01, 2015 Bunny rated it liked it
Shelves: read-in-10

Yeah, I can't do anything in this book. But if I could, this would be an excellent way to learn.

Aug 20, 2010 Martine rated it liked it
Shelves: knit-and-crochet
There are many other books out there better for socks HOWEVER, this book is a good resource for spinning and dying.
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