Two of the biggest knitting trends in recent years are knitting socks and knitting with handpainted yarns. But what does a knitter do when she’s already knit dozens of socks and still has a sizeable stash of sock yarn lying around? And what about the knitter who loves handpainted and other sock yarns, but isn’t that crazy about the admittedly-fiddly process of knitting socks?
These knitters need some sock alternatives: creative, stylish ways to use sock yarns for things other than socks. Sock Yarn Studio provides a mix of one-skein, two-skein, and multi-skein projects–from hats and mittens to scarves and wraps, even a few bigger projects like sweaters and afghans–all knit in fingering or sportweight sock yarns.
Designer, Carol Sulcoski is a former attorney turned knitting designer and handdyer. She is the author of Knitting Socks with Handpainted Yarns and co-author of Knit So Fine. Her designs have been published in Vogue Knitting, KnitSimple, St-Denis Magazine, KnitScene, and various other books and magazines, and her technical articles frequently appear in Vogue Knitting. She is the founder of Black Bunny Fibers, an independent dyeing business known for unique, handpanted yarns and fibers.
Leave a comment on this blog post with the keyword and you will be entered to win a copy of Sock Yarn Studio and yarn from Black Bunny Fibers! To give everyone time to get a chance to listen to the podcast, a winner will be chosen in about 3 weeks!
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Sally H says:
Great interview with Carol! Wish I was on the East coast to take one of her classes. I save my sock yarn leftovers to make small knitted toys such as a bunny or bear.
I really enjoyed learning about color pooling. Thanks much, bunny Carol!
Love the show. Carol is cute as a bunny!
No problem getting the show through iTunes. No delay. I’m a happy bunny!
Mary Sarnese says:
Hi Marly! Loved the show! Great chemistry there! I would LOVE the chance to win Carol’s book and some of her beautiful, bunny yarn!!
Love the fine yarns and Carol’s Black Bunny yarn is lovely!
I enjoyed listening to this show. Black Bunny Fibers has some beautiful colorways.
Loved the show! Can you train Charcoal the bunny to be your minion,lol?
Anne Marie says:
I would love to try some Black Bunny Fibers yarn!
Diana S says:
I love the colors of yarn from black Bunny Fibers. Vibrant and beautiful!
Pat W says:
Bunny- licious! Just found your podcast. Will be listening always!
Great episode as always. I have never tried Black bunny fibers but I would love too. I am sure the yarn is as sort as bunny fur/hair.
Melissa, you are the WINNER from the podcast with Carol Sulkoski! Please email me with you information so I can get it all sent to you 🙂 [email protected]
Jan Smith says:
I enjoyed the interview with Carol — she sounds like she’d be great fun and I’m sure her yarns are cuddly as a bunny. I need to get her book because I have lots of sock yarn. I love sock yarn. But I don’t knit socks. What’s a non-sock knitter to do? Sock Yarn Studio will tell me!
Another great episode! I don’t usually knit socks, so I need to pick up a copy of Sock Yarn Studio to see great patterns for beautiful yarns, like Black Bunny Fibers, that I’ve been wanting to try.
I adore trying new yarns, and some bunny thinks this yarn needs to come home with me.
I would love to be a bunny and win!!! great podcast, love listening while I hike with my dog.
Tamara Townsend says:
Bunny bunny bunny!!!!
The keyword is “bunny”. just finished listening while picking up 200 sts on a sweater. Great interview! I like the idea of using sock yarn for a variety of projects.
Lynne Wolters says:
First time listener here. Enjoyed your conversation with Carol very much. I’ll hop on over, like an excited bunny, for your next podcast.
What a great episode! It got me so excited for Carol’s Sock Knitter’s Seminar, which I will be taking at (my first) Stitches West. I love Carol’s hand-dyed yarns, too. One of my favorite pairs of socks, No-purl Monkeys, are knit out of a beautiful Black Bunny Fibers green called Fairmount Park.
Sandy Huff says:
Black Bunny fibers and Carol Solcoski. Really enjoyed the program. Can’t wait for the next one.
Lori Lynn @ Playing House says:
I don’t knit, but I’d love to add this book to my collection one day 🙂 I do hope to learn to knit in the future! When I do learn how to knit I’d be one happy bunny!
Terri Randolph says:
What a great show, love me Black Bunny Yarn, and what fun books you have, hours of entertainment there, Carol!
Thanks for your continued fine program, Marly. And thanks particularly for bringing Carol on to share her world of yarn with us. I’m just about to add her book to my ever growing collection. Like sock yarn does, knitting books seem to reproduce like bunnies at my house!
I’m starting to feel confident enough in my fledgling knitting odyssey to take on socks, especially after your great interview with Carol. I will definitely check out Sock Yarn Studio and Black BUNNY yarn!!
Cindy N says:
I really enjoyed listening to this episode. This is my first time (virtually) meeting Carol and hearing about her journey to knitting superstar which includes hand-dying yarn. I especially like her company name Black Bunny Fibers. So cute – just like her personality!
Thanks for a great show!
Just recently found your podcast and I love it! I enjoyed the interview with Carol and love the bunny yarn!!!
Love the podcast! This episode was especially interesting…I loved hearing about Black Bunny Yarns, especially Carol’s beginnings in the interesting. Keep up the good work!
I love listening to your podcast on my drive home, interesting podcast and fun to learn about the black bunny yarns
can’t wait to check it out!
I’m going to ask Santa Claus for some Black Bunny yarn!!
I need to check out black bunny yarn when I get home. Time to buy more sock yarn.
Loved the podcast.
I love knitting with fine yarns. I gave my oldest daughter the Knit So Fine book as soon as it came out. I have seen Carol’s Black Bunny Yarn at Loop in Philadelphia and would love to have even more reasons to purchase some.
anne j-z says:
What a fun interview! A long time ago we actually had a black bunny as a pet.
Need to try your bunny yarns!!!!
Nancy Jo says:
I haven’t seen Sock Yarn Studio yet; it sounds excellent. I first heard about Carol and Black Bunny Fibers way back when I listened to an early podcast by two friends in Philadelphia. I can’t remember their names now!