October 15th, 2012

An Event with Carol Sulcoski and a Giveaway!

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We have been loving Carol Sulcoski’s new book Sock Yarn Studio: Hats, Garments, and Other Projects Designed for Sock Yarn so when she agreed to hold a book signing event at WEBS on Saturday, November 10th, we were thrilled!

Carol is a talented designer, author and hand-dyer with a particular interest in light weight yarns. This book is filled with gorgeous projects to inspire knitters everywhere to use their colorful stashes of sock yarn for projects other than socks! There is also a handy section packed with information about how sock yarn works, how to best use self-patterning yarns and how to avoid pooling.

The beautifully photographed projects are the real stars of the show in this book. This Gumdrop Raglan pullover makes great use of both solid and striping sock yarns:

And, of course a staff favorite is the Fortunate Cowl by our very own Melissa Morgan-Oakes! Knit in Valley Yarns Charlemont Hand Dyed (in the colorway named for Melissa’s dog, Yoshi) this cowl is sure to help keep the chill away as the New England winter approaches.
In honor of Carol’s visit to WEBS, we are giving away one copy of Sock Yarn Studio!  To enter, just leave a comment on this post with the name of your favorite sock yarn. You have until Friday, October 19th at 9:00AM EDT. One winner will be chosen at random.

 

And don’t forget to register for the free Sock Yarn Studio event!  Carol will have lots of samples of the projects from the book, so you can see them up close, and she might even share a few tips on working with your favorite fingering weight yarns.
  • Yarnwarrior

    Regia Silk 4-ply which, so unfortunately, has been discontinued. It is the best sock yarn I’ve found for withstanding the abrasion of my left big toe which sticks up and very quickly cuts through every other sock yarn I’ve tried. It must be the nylon/silk blend that add strength to the wool. Socks made in this yarn also machine-wash very well, and are soft too. I’m quite upset that it is disappearing.

  • tinkgeek

    My favorites are Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks That Rock, and Fibernymph Dyeworks’ Bounce, because the colorways are gorgeous.

  • Maryanne Maturo Wilford

    Wah! I wish I was closer to Webs on a daily basis anyway, but I especially wish I could attend this book signing.

  • Jen

    On- line Linie 1 supersocke.

  • http://twitter.com/vaawilliams Vicki

    Madelinetosh!

  • http://profiles.google.com/anninadeleo Annina DeLeo

    My favorite is alpaca sox!

  • Elizabeth

    I am just learning socks and the only yarn I have tried is Felici