101 patterns for colorful sock yarn. From snuggly scarves to baby knits to wonderful hats, a single skein does the trick. Full-color photographs of every project.
Every 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 toasty. 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 ?nd 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.
Sock 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.
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