Book Review: Sock Yarn One-Skein Wonders

Stash yarn….what to make, what to make…and how to use it ALL up? πŸ˜‰

It’s an ongoing challenge for all of us knit and crochet addicts.Β 

One of the first places I look for “stash inspiration” is my collection of: One- Skein Wonders books.

And my fav in this craft series to date is: Sock Yarn One-Skein Wonders.

What a fab book! πŸ™‚

I consider ANY craft book good value, if I can pick out at least 4-5 projects right from the start, that I would actually make. When it comes to this book, I picked out a lot more than that, on my first browse, including:

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Wisteria Arbor Shawl

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Lacy Summer Footlets

These topped the list of numerous projects in this book that grabbed my attention. I actually have a stash yarn “on deck” for the Wisteria Arbor shawl, as soon as I finish up my two current projects on the go.

The Footlets I will definitely be trying as well; these look perfect for the summer days ahead. πŸ™‚

And for anyone looking for a fun, easy project for a baby or toddler, these oh so cute pants would surely be a hit:

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Baby Brights Tights

Aren’t they adorable?

There is something for every knitter in this book AND for knitters of all skill levels too. There are also a Β few patterns for crochet fans Β too. All made in sock yarns, but with a bit of variety of weights of yarn, in that general category.

And these areΒ NOT all knit on teeny-tiny needles either, in case you have a phobia about dpn’s that are 2.25 MM or less ( I actually got over mine!) πŸ˜‰

Projects range from baby and dolls clothes, gorgeous shawls and shrugs, scarves, gloves, mittens, toys, totes, home decor…you name it, it’s in here! And what gorgeous patterns these are, all made from just one skein of the suggested yarn they are shown in. And oh so perfect for adapting to your own stash selection!

I also checked over at the Storey Publishing site for corrections for this book. Not TOO bad, just two pages of corrections for the entire book. And as any avid knitter knows, that’s not a lot, compared to some of the “correction nightmare” books out there. You can find them here.Β 

I highly recommend: Sock Yarn One-Skein Wonders. I have a LOT of knitting books but this one moved up in my top 5 favs, right away. It really is an exceptional collection of wonderful, unique patterns; to enjoy for years to come.

Happy Knitting! πŸ™‚

Photos credits: Ira Garber Photography Inc. Used with permission of the publisher.

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8 responses

  1. Great review. This looks like a really good knitting book. I think that shawl will be very nice.

  2. I love the one-skein series, they have some fabulous patterns! Thanks for a great review! Hugs! πŸ™‚

  3. It is a really good knitting book Joe!

    Thanks Ruinwen, I’m guessing you have several in the series?

    Happy Knitting, G

  4. Looks like a good book. I only wish I could knit.

  5. oh geesh i have to learn how to knit I’m a grandma now

  6. So warm and so comfy. Plus the details are gorgeous.

  7. You can learn Lady Fi, you can learn! πŸ˜‰

    Oh, big congrats Lorraine, that’s wonderful news. πŸ™‚

    Happy Weekend, G πŸ™‚

  8. PS: Thanks Lux, your comment “snuck in” when I was typing my other response. πŸ˜‰ Welcome to Veggies…

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