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January 11, 2008

Sock Yarn’s Not Just For Socks

Filed under: News — by SpinningYarnsOnline @ 11:21 am

I believe  most knitters, when they think of hand dyed fingering weight yarn think socks.  The striping pattern of the variegated yarn makes for an interesting, colorful sock that doesn’t have to contain an intricate stitch pattern.  But fingering weight yarn can be knit up into so much more than just socks. 

 The current issue of Vogue Knitting has a great offering of shawls that I think would be perfect knit up in a hand dyed yarn.  Since we have both Variegated Multis and Semi Solids available, your choices are endless.

Let’s take a look at some shawls shall we?

This is a shawl that incorporates beads into the stitch pattern.  This would be wonderful knit up in a Semi Solid.  The stitch pattern and beads would stand out and I think the shawl would be gorgeous.

 This is a circular shawl with a stitch pattern that looks like a starfish to me.  I might just have to put this into my “on deck” pile because this shawl just screams to be knit in our Pool colorway.

This is a stunning square piece of lace.  This is such a beautiful pattern that would be perfect in any colorway. 

So hand dyed yarn is not just for socks!  Shawls and scarves, gloves and mittens, they all would work wonderfully!  Let your imagination run free and pick a winter project that is a little “out of the box”.  You won’t regret it!


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