Knitstant Gratification

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The most useful knitting book in my collection

Posted by Andi on March 2, 2012

My stash is mostly sock yarn, and not just knitting socks. It’s easy to make a whole project out of one skein of sock yarn. I don’t have to have a certain project in mind or try to figure out how many yards of sock yarn to buy — all I need is 350 yards and I can at least make a pair of socks.

For this reason, the book Sock Yarn One-Skein Wonders by Judith Durant (Editor) has become the most useful knitting book in my collection.

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My mom bought this book for me for my birthday last year, and I’ve already made three things from the book, I’m currently working on a fourth, and my next project will be from this book as well.

The book has a wide variety of projects: socks, obviously, but also gloves and mittens, hats, bags, items for babies and children, and doll clothes. There are many different designers, so there are a variety of styles. I also appreciate the interesting construction of some of the patterns. For instance, I made a pair of side-to-side socks that were knit flat, and I’m currently making a baby sweater where you knit each half starting from the sleeve up and graft up the back. Most of the patterns are knitting patterns, but there are also a few crochet patterns in there that make me want to improve my crochet skills so I can give them a try.

As long as I have sock yarn in my stash (and I think that will be forever) I will continue making projects from this book. There are many cute projects I want for myself, and many that make fantastic gifts.

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