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.
  • Charlotte

    My favourite sock yarn is Lorna’s Laces — all the colours are so beautiful

  • Marianne RP

    Hah! black bunny fibers Plump wool/nylon, but of course! :)

  • CIndy

    I don’t know that I have a favorite, but I love kettle dyed. Is that good enough?

  • Pam

    I love knitting socks with Opal, any variety or color. It always surprises me how the patterning comes out.

  • Bonnie Therrien

    My favorite sock yarn is a toss up between Shibui Sock and (committing a crime here as WEBS doesn’t carry it) But Hazel Knits Artisan Sock.

  • Laurel B

    Colinette Jitterbug…great colors, but I havent seen it around for a while.

  • Michelle McMillen

    If I have to pick just one from the sock yarns I’ve used so far, it would be Shibui Sock. Just wish the skeins were bigger!

  • Geraldine Scott

    Haven’t worked with a lot of sock yarn (yet)…Dream in Color Smooshy was lovely to work with.

  • Eileen Gruber

    My favorite sock yarn is Lorna’s Laces Shepard sock.

  • Nicole Gottier

    My favorite sock yarn is on the cover of this great new book – Schoppel Wolle Zauberball!!!

  • Stashmuffin

    Favorite? I have to choose between them?! How about Numma Numma?

  • Esther in RI

    The ultimate sock yarn was one-of-a-kind hand-spun and hand-dyed for me by my best friend and received as a present. The penultimate sock yarn, in my opinion, is Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sock in Daffodil.

  • Bridget

    I think my favorite sock yarn is Carol’s – I haven’t tried one yet that wasn’t great to knit with, and beautiful when knit up!

  • Catherine

    Have tried a few name brand sock yarns but would have to say that Bunny Fiber wooly/nylon sock is a favourite … really cuddles the foot, a pleasure to work with.

  • Kira Sparta

    Tosh Sock, but it’s a tough choice!

  • Cathy S.

    So many yarns to choose from. I love socks that rock, adorn sock by three Irish girls. So many lovely yarns.

  • Gracey

    It changes, but lately it has been Lorna’s Laces Solemate.

  • Barbara Abbott Rall

    Malabrigo sock

  • Peggy

    I enjoy Valley Yarn Hunington, my first sock yarn

  • Donna

    Still have a lot of sock yarns to try but my favourite so far is Hand Maiden Casbah – soft and fabulous with wonderful colours. Too good for socks so perfect for projects from this book!

  • Beth

    My favorite is Tosh sock yarn

  • Ina

    If I had to pick just one, Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sock.

  • http://twitter.com/DenaChilds Dena Childs

    Valley Yarns Charlemont

  • Rae

    All of them.

  • Sandy Greenberg

    I love Ella Rae Lace Merino, which is actually a fingering weight sock yarn.

  • http://www.facebook.com/kathleen.long.71697 Kathleen Long

    BBF Sock, but Lucy Neatby’s Celestial Merino is awfully sweet…

  • debd94

    I love Socks that Rock yarn. Thank you for the giveaway. This book looks awesome.

  • http://raciebaby.blogspot.co.nz/ Rachelle Crosbie

    My favourite comes from a local indie dyer, Vintage Purls Sock yarn.

  • Donna Gerber

    Don’t have a favorite fiber or brand – my favorite is anything self-patterning, hand-dyed, or colorful. I want my socks to be FUN!

  • Anne

    Lorna’s Laces

  • allie

    My favorite is Schoppel Wolle Zauberball! It reminds me of the German woman who taught me to knit!

  • Mark W.

    Socks That Rock, medium weight. I love Tina’s color sense, and my socks hold up well against a lot of wear.

  • Kathy P.

    Tosh sock yarn, KnitPicks Felici, Valley Charlemont – too hard to choose!

  • Susan S.

    I have no patience with knitted socks, but I LOVE beautiful sock yarn. Thank you so much for letting your creativity & needles wander beyond the “sock” on the label!

  • http://www.facebook.com/angie.mcconnell Angie O’Brien McConnell

    Stroll Tonal Fingering yarn is my favorite

  • Sbm

    You should see my sock yarn stash! I love Tosh Sock, DIC Smooshy, and Bugga! And Lorna’s laces. And Malabrigo. Omg….

  • melanie

    Lorna’s Laces sock… love the colors and definition! teabird on Ravelry

  • dfuller55

    Socks that Rock or Lorna’s Laces are serious contenders but my real favorite is my own handspun yarn!

  • http://twitter.com/jchants Julie

    I have lots of favorite sock yarns, depending on what I’m knitting at the time. If I had to choose just one, it would probably be Hazel Knits Artisan Sock. The dyer is local to me and I love her yarn base. That being said, one of my favorite pairs of socks is knit out of Black Bunny Fibers.

  • Cynthia Smith

    Tosh sock is my fave!

  • Wendy

    Lorna’s Lace. Love the colors and creative names

  • Sarah

    Dream In Color Smooshy is my go-to favorite sock yarn.

  • Anita

    So much sock yarn so little time.

  • Charlene

    Gotta be STR!

  • http://www.facebook.com/G.S.Aquila Grace Sterling Gardiner

    I haven’t worked with all of them yet, not fair!!!!!

  • lilea b.

    I just finished a pair in Black Bunny Fibers and I’m in love!

  • Joanne

    I like so many! Kangaroo Dyer, Charlemonte, Regia…..

  • http://twitter.com/Procrastaknit Procrastaknit

    Artyarns Cashmere Sock Yarn – because feet deserve cashmere!

  • Jerrecd

    STR from Blue Moon Fiber Arts is the best! I have made several pair and love the feel of the yarn when I knit it up and when I wear them. So cushie, it hugs my feet.

  • diane

    Classic Elite Alpaca sox