Item description for The Twisted Sisters Sock Workbook: Dyeing, Painting, Spinning, Designing, Knitting by Lynne Vogel...
Overview Presents techniques for creating knitted socks along with information on dyeing fiber and yarn and hand spinning fibers.
With simple directions and tips on how to dye, paint, spin, and knit yarn to create authentic socks, this book offers all the information necessary to fashion socks with personality. Included are innovative patterns and tips for knitting socks with customized fit—even for all ten toes. Safe and easy directions are given on dyeing yarn from pour-dyeing methods to dyeing with Kool-Aid. With photos and illustrations of finished examples, sock patterns such as newborn socks and magic genie toe socks, and advice on how to create one-of-a-kind projects, it will appeal to all levels of knitters and spinners.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.25" Width: 8.25" Height: 8.75" Weight: 0.75 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 2002
Publisher Interweave Press
ISBN 1931499160 ISBN13 9781931499163
Availability 0 units.
More About Lynne Vogel
Lynne Vogel is a prolific knitter and spinner and the Grand Champion in Fiber Arts at the Black Sheep Gathering in 2001. She is a contributor to "Threads Magazine" and has worked as a needlepoint designer, painter, and fiber artist. She lives in Sewanee, Tennessee.
Reviews - What do customers think about The Twisted Sisters Sock Workbook: Dyeing, Painting, Spinning, Designing, Knitting?
Even better book than I thought Jun 4, 2008
I love that this book shows so many pictures of the roving, the yarn and then the sock. Great. Love it.
Gorgeous book, can't make that heel no matter what May 20, 2008
This is indeed a gorgeous book and I love all the information and was anxious to try a different kind of heel that appears to be so versatile and repairable, but I could not get the heels to come out correctly. I ripped them out over and over and still they are a sorry mess. I have gone back to the traditional type of sock heel but hope someday to figure out what the book is trying to convey.
A fun read, but not for the novice knitter Feb 17, 2008
A knitter of only afghans, I read this book after being inspired to try a pair of socks by some of the humorous blogs. The chatty and easy writing mistakenly convinced me to try her basic sock pattern as my first. Turning the heel, and an important omission in the directions earlier were the death of my attempt with these directions. This book is not for the sock virgin.
Great book! Oct 19, 2007
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. As a beginning sock knitter, finally a book with multiple sock patterns, including one that you knit flat without those darn dpns, that is till you get to the heel and toe. I'm tired of sticking myself inthe eye or nose with dpn's! Written clearly and concisely, a joy to your book collection
The Twisted Sisters Sock Workbook Aug 9, 2007
The directions for mixing dyes and using them to dye and paint roving and yarn are excellent. They are clearly written and illustrated. The directions for socks are equally well written and easy to follow. The photographs are wonderful and make me want to make almost all of the projects!