Wednesday, 4 December 2013

#Sock #Yarn #Studio ~ #Book #Review



Sock Yarn Studio
by Carol J. Sulcoski
ISBN13: 9781454702856
Price: £14.99
Publication Date: 5 Sep 2013
Published By: Lark Crafts

  

Two of the how trends at the moment are to knit sock & to knit with hand-painted yarns.
The big question is what do knitters do with all of their leftover sock yarn?

 

Carol is inspired by her large collection of beautiful sock yarns.
Although she still loves to knit socks she
also wanted to see if she could use the qualities of sock
yarn to make other beautiful items.

 

Sock yarn creates a lightweight fabric
that is machine-washable & has a nearly infinite variety of gorgeous colours.

 

The relatively fine gauge of sock yarn creates an airy lace & garments
that can be worn in 3 seasons.

 

The book gives you tips on how to avoid common mistakes &
gives you tips for selecting the kind of sock yarn that
will produce the results you want.

 

The book is split into sections:
One Skein Projects
Two Skein Projects
&
Three (or More) Skein Projects

 
Some of the patterns includes charts as well as written instructions.
You also get tips on how to finish your project.

 

The projects are diverse and many would make ideal Christmas presents.

 

The projects cover all ages and both sexes.

 

I love the mix of short and long projects.
I always have a bigger project on the go
but add smaller projects to get that quick make buzz.

 

I love Carol's use of colour.
Sometimes you forget how big an impact colour can make to a project.


There are so many items I would love to make for me.
I also have quite a few projects that I am going to make
as presents next year.


The pictures in the book are aw inspiring.
Each page fills you with new delights.
It's one of those books that's fantastic to use
and beautiful to look at.


The only problem you may have is if your family and friends see the book.
I am sure you will be inundated with requests.


This is the type of book I will be coming back time and again
to make projects from.
The patterns are beautiful and well worth making.

  

I received a copy of the book to review.
However all opinions expressed are my own.
No monies were received for this post.
The post includes affiliate links.

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