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"I am amazed how many delicious projects one can knit with one skein of sock yarn! Bon appetit!"
(Nancy Bush, knitting lace expert and owner of The Wooly West)

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Sock Yarn - It's Not Just for Socks

Affordable, sturdy, and available in endless colorful variations, sock yarn inspires creativity and passion among knitters. Now you can choose from more than 100 patterns that use your sock-yarn single skeins in fresh exciting projects.

Caps * Gloves * Cuffs * Scarves * Shawls * Shrugs * Bonnets * Booties * Bags * and, of course, Socks!


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Product Details

  • Series: One-Skein Wonders
  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Storey Publishing, LLC; Original edition (November 13, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1603425799
  • ISBN-13: 978-1603425797
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 0.6 x 8.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (135 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #129,215 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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In the late 1970s, Emerson College in Boston granted me a highly useful degree in theater, with a specialty in costume design. After spending several years hanging around the costume shops in New York trying to make ends meet, I was fortunate enough to land a publishing job; I've been working as an editor and writer ever since.

My mom taught me to knit when I was a young girl. The beadwork thing got serious while I was working as the book editor for Interweave Press. Many other crafty things have presented themselves along the way, and as a result I'm never bored.

Originally from Massachusetts, I spent fifteen years in New York City, then six and one-half in Colorado; the past six years have been spent back in Massachusetts. Retiring in France is a current dream.

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137 of 139 people found the following review helpful By Stacey M Smith VINE VOICE on October 21, 2010
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I have all of the One Skein series and I think this is the best one. This one seems to have the biggest variety of patterns that I would actually want to use. The author included a photo on the same page as the pattern (this was not done on other one-skein books) -- this is a big improvement in browsing! Sock yarn is my favorite to buy -- pretty colors, typically very soft, but I get tired of knitting socks. Perfect book for me!

There are sock patterns (of course), scarves, lace items, shawls, gloves & fingerless mitts, baby clothes, tea cozy, dog clothes, placemats, lampshade, ornaments, bags, pillows, hats (kid & adults).... and lots of other things, too.

The shawls look especially fun to try! One very nice note: the book is in color and you can see how the varigated sock yarns would look knitted up! This is HUGE to me, I often buy varigated sock yarn only to find that it pools and does odd patterning (yuck), but with most patterns in One Skein, I can see how those pretty-in-hanks yarns will actually knit up! YAY!

One of the best new knitting books of the season! I'm ready to make a dent in my sock yarn stash!
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53 of 54 people found the following review helpful By Christine A. Steinke on October 22, 2010
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As a sockaholic with a large stash of sock yarn, I waited with great anticipation for this book! And I was not disappointed! I love the variety of patterns, and want to knit many of the projects - including a couple of the sock patterns! There are some beautiful scarves and shawls, as well as some cute baby and doll clothes. This is one book I shall be going back to time and time again!
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38 of 39 people found the following review helpful By L. Schad on October 19, 2010
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I cannot wait to start on some of the projects in this book. The scarves, gloves, and shawls are wondrous and challenging. The Floral Fingerless Gloves are adorable. The Gambit Unisex Scarf should be as much fun as knitting a Landscape Shawl with all its pattern changes. There are sock patterns here, but for those of us who collect and stash sock yarn because it's pretty, this is our book.
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30 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Jean C. Gardiner on April 9, 2012
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I recommend anyone thinking about purchasing this book (or for those who already have) to go to the publisher's website ([...]) and check out all the corrections to the patterns in this book - there are almost 4 pages along with PDF files to be downloaded. It will eliminate many of the frustrations you could experience when your knitting "isn't just right".
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Ellen on January 13, 2011
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This is the first and probably last one-skein wonder book for me. It it chock-full of eye candy. Many if not most of the designs require 100 or 100+ gram skeins of sock yarn; most widely available sock yarns come in 50 gram skeins. There are several absolutely adorable items for babies, the cutest I have seen in any of the several books I have bought to knit for my now nearly one-year-old great granddaughter. The catch: many are for babies 0-3 months old, an age range when babies seldom wear anything but sleepers and onesies. A few items go up to 6-month size. There isn't a single thing large enough for my great granddaughter. The author could have made the book more useful by increasing the size ranges with the stipulation that additional yarn might be necessary. If one buys the book for directions for hats, gloves, scarves, etc., the book is a treasure. I bought the book for the "children" chapter, so I am disappointed. Judith Durant is a fabulous presenter of designs. I wish that she would quit limiting herself and her readers to the "one skein" concept. My fingers and my brain itch to knit "Sock" It to Me (for Girls) on pages 170-172, but I am frustrated by instructions for a 6 month size when I need them for a size 18-24 months child.
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Carol Mello on October 21, 2010
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Sock yarn is so pretty. It comes in wonderful colors. It is often relatively inexpensive and tempting to buy a single skeins of sock yarn at one's LYS (local yarn store) and at STITCHES conventions (I never miss STITCHES WEST-- <3 it!). Sock yarn is irresistible.

But sometimes one gets tired of making socks. Not everyone is delighted or appreciative of receiving hand knit socks (some people were never taught by their mamas about not looking gift horses in the mouth-- tsk,tsk).

There are lots of really interesting patterns in this book for things OTHER than socks. Lots of excuses to not restrain oneself from adding to that stash of sock yarn when you see some really fantastic yarn.

I haven't tried any yet since I just got the book yesterday so I cannot comment on instructions within but the variety of patterns is very intriguing and there are a lot of them to choose from.

There are only 4 patterns for doll clothes. I wish there had been more patterns for clothes for dolls and stuffed animals (mine wear clothes, don't yours?).
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Kate Halleron on November 5, 2010
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I was surprised how big it is, and how many of the patterns are *really* nice. Often a book this big has lots of 'junk' patterns to fill out the space, but not this one. There's a long list of designers in the back, and it shows that the editors went the extra mile to fill the book with good quality, beautiful patterns.

You get a lot for the price, that's for sure. This may be the best value for the money I've seen in a knitting book.

I bought this book so I could use up my sock yarn stash, but the darn thing has me wanting to run out and buy more!
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