We are trying something new this month with our Deals of the Day. We are offering a specific book each week at 30% off, and with the purchase of the book you can also save 30% on any in stock yarn you select to make any of the patterns included in their pages. This week our Deal of the Day is Sock Yarn One-Skein Wonders: 101 Patterns That Go Way Beyond Socks! By Judith Durant
As this book generously proves, you can make much more than socks with fingering weight yarn. This collection of patterns includes socks, scarves, shawls, a tiny dog sweater, and many more fun project ideas. One of my favorites is this beautiful shawl that is a quick knit on large needles.
This is the Wisteria Arbor Shawl by Carla Kisielnicki. The pattern calls for 450 yards of fingering weight yarn with a gauge of 26 stitches and 24 rows on a US 9 needle. I think a great yarn for this project could be our Malabrigo sock yarn. Malabrigo does 100% merino softer than anyone else, and their colors are luscious. With the 30% discount the single skein you’d need for the project would be less than $14.
Many of the sock yarns that we stock contain superwash merino which allows the finished projects to be machine washable. This makes these yarns great choices for baby knits. The finer gauge makes smaller finished projects, and the smaller size makes them gratifyingly quick knits. One of the most popular patterns in this collection among Ravelers is the Little Hanten Jacket designed by Cheryl Oberle. This kimono style cardi has some unusual diagonal detail on the front created with a simple sequence of increases and decreases.
A beautiful version could be created with a single skein of tosh sock. This perennial favorite is made with superwash merino and has 395 yards per skein. With the 30% discount, it would ring in at $21.
For those sock knitters among you, not to worry; there are plenty of sock patterns in the book as well. It is a collection that has something for every knitter. Stop in the shop this week to pick up your discounted copy and whatever yarn you'd like to complete any of the 101 projects between its covers.