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Knitting Socks with Handpainted Yarn

3.93  ·  Rating details ·  174 Ratings  ·  12 Reviews
Providing technical guidance as well as fun, creative patterns, this resource tackles handpainted yarns, identifying the many challenges--and many opportunities--they provide for knitting socks. Focusing on how to make the most of these much-loved yarns, it explains how to design projects with hand-dyed material versus other types of yarns, how to avoid the pitfalls of poo ...more
Paperback, 128 pages
Published January 1st 2009 by Interweave Press
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Feb 13, 2017 rated it liked it
Many of the designs don't seem to accommodate the quirkiness of hand painted yarn at all.
Jun 16, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: knitting-crafts
I love knitting socks.
Quick simple two skein (max!) projects that are easy to carry around all my travels around the world and the security at the airport don't give me trouble with my tiny 4 inch double pointed needles like straight needles (yes, I have a story about that!).
So I after buying some random hand-painted yarn in South America and from the Alps, I was ready for some patterns that work with fun brightly colored hand-painted yarn. This is a great book if you like colorful socks. There
Feb 10, 2010 rated it really liked it
This is a well organized knitting book. Sulcoski explains how handpainted yarn can have a mind of it's own. There are over 20 patterns to choose from- with suggestions on what sort of handpainted may look best (bold- muted- monochromatic). I gave this book, 4 stars because I haven't tried the patterns (They seem clear- and I haven't found too much errata listed) and I've noticed many of the patterns use Koigu (KPPPM)- which I find to be one of the least "pooling" yarns- so I wonder how it will w ...more
Mar 15, 2011 rated it liked it
Chevy, the sock on the cover, has a *terribly* written pattern, and I've knit, uh, a LOT of socks. Even noting the errata didn't help. Copper Penny is not; it's very good and makes an attractive sock.

The discussion at the beginning of the book is quite useful for those questioning usage of handpainted yarn and how to achieve or avoid certain effects.
Nov 23, 2009 rated it liked it
Shelves: knitting, crafts
This book was definitely worth reading once. There are a few really good, innovative patterns, but I was rather dissapointed by most of the patterns. So, since the library has it, I don't need to buy it.
Kelly Gingras
Jun 04, 2009 rated it really liked it
This book was worth reading just for the information about knitting with handpainted yarns and matching a yarn to a pattern. I'm looking forward to trying the patterns, too, as they are interesting but not too busy.
beautiful sock patterns and great examples of handpainted yarn. I particularly like the following patterns:
-punctuated rib socks
-whirlpool socks (nice use of beads)
-chevvy, I added this to my ravelry queue
-switcheroo socks with nice eyelets
Aug 21, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: knit-and-crochet
great patterns
Jul 02, 2012 rated it really liked it
Haven't knit anything from it yet, but I read through it and it has good advice for choosing patterns for handpainted yarns and avoiding pooling. I'm adding a number of the patterns to my queue.
746.432 SULCOSKI
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