Book Review + Giveaway: Sock Yarn One-Skein Wonders

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Judith Durant author of the best-selling One-Skein Wonders series brings us this new book, Sock Yarn One-Skein Wonders. Sure socks are in the title but the book is filled with patterns for stylish scarves, cute baby clothes, tank tops, shrugs, bags – even a little dog sweater! And yes, sock patterns are included too. The book contains 101 patterns contributed by leading designers and yarn shops. Some of the projects also help you get rid of your left over sock yarn and others you can knit up in less that three hours. Each pattern contains a photo and detailed pattern instructions. I promise that after you read this book, you’ll never look at sock yarn the same!
Book Giveaway Time!
Three lucky CRAFT readers will win a copy of Sock Yarn One-Skein Wonders. Just tell us why you would like this book in the comments. All comments will be closed by 5pm PST on Friday, October 29, 2010. The lucky winners will be chosen randomly and announced later on the site. Good luck!
This giveaway is now closed.

288 thoughts on “Book Review + Giveaway: Sock Yarn One-Skein Wonders

  1. Mackenzie says:

    I have so many single skeins of pretty yarn I need to use up some how! This book would be great!

  2. Cassie says:

    I’ve been able to purge most of the extra yarn in my stash, except for sock yarn. Whenever I go on vacation, I visit a local yarn store. And without fail, what do I buy? Sock yarn! SO MUCH SOCK YARN. Do I ever get around to actually making the socks anymore? Since starting grad school, I haven’t been able to start a sock pattern because of portable-pattern issues. I end up taking easy to remember scarf patterns in the tote for downtime. But alas, the sock yarn continues to pile in the craft closet.
    This book would do WONDERS for my sanity and the scary state of affairs in the craft room. I love and own all the other One Skein Wonder books, but this one would really be a stash-saver!

  3. Alexis says:

    Have way too much sock yarn and knit too many socks! I would love to have some other projects to knit from that yarn.

  4. 3 to get ready says:

    I keep buying one skein of sock yarn with nothing in mind because it’s just so pretty, and then I can never think what to do with it. This book would be perfect!

  5. Carrie says:

    I would like a copy of this book to use up all my sock yarn – not sure where it all comes from, but I have a lot of it!

  6. Kabira says:

    great inspiration to knit up fingering weight!

  7. klcapen says:

    I LOVED the first book, and would love to try out the second just in time for Christmas gift craziness! I’m SURE I could do some terrific damage on my list with 101 ideas!

  8. Sprouts says:

    I’ve had my eyeballs on this book ever since I first saw it! It would sure help clean out my yarn stash!

  9. freefreedom says:

    i need this book. N-E-E-D it! somehow, my sock yarn stash got so out of control that i am now putting yarn in kitchen drawers. it’s a sad state of affairs, my house is, but i don’t always have the time to knit socks. some smaller projects that i can whip up for the holidays would be a great way to regain proper use of my kitchen. help me, craftzine, you’re my only hope.

  10. hepcatliz says:

    I always find great sock yarn, but suffer from SSS (second sock syndrome). This is a perfect solution!!!

  11. afiuni says:

    The gorgeous colors, the yardage and feel… I adore sock yarn and would love any book that allows me to use that which I have and also gives me a way to rationalize obtaining more…

  12. melissa says:

    I need to bust my stash so bad. If one could imagine, I have way too much sock yarn. I touch it, I want it. ;-)

  13. leilani_r says:

    I would love this book because I love small, quick projects. The portability is a plus, too! I also love the variety of sock yarns, and single skein projects are the perfect excuse to buy a nicer luxury yarn.

  14. Sarah says:

    I’m currently under a sock yarn acquisition moratorium due to mass quantities overflowing their designated storage. I could so totally use some new non-sock patterns for this stuff. (I am so sick of knitting socks! But the yarn is so pretty! I suffer so.)

  15. Bonney says:

    I have lots of sock yarn. Seems like this book was written for me!

  16. chioksu says:

    I’m stuck in the sock rut and I need to get out. I love making them but i crave more than just one sock at a time… I want wool… I want circular needles… I want mindless knitting.

  17. PurlyGates says:

    I need this book somethin’ bad! Too much sock yarn, too little time, ideas, etc…. :)

  18. Brooke1209 says:

    I would certainly love this book, mostly to get rid of all my skeins of sock yarn!

  19. yk says:

    I’d love this book to get be back to knitting again. I’ve got a bin of yarn I haven’t touched in at least three years

  20. says:

    I’d like the book to help with stashbusting of course! It also looks like it’ll be great to have around for the upcoming season o’ giving.

  21. EllieLA says:

    Hi there!
    I’d love to give this book to my sis-in-law, who has more sock yarn than anyone I know.
    Thanks for having another great giveaway!

  22. alice says:

    I think would be a great way for me to learn additional stitches. I have only been crocheting for about 2 weeks.

  23. Nikki-Marie says:

    I taught myself knitting a few years ago, and I am ALWAYS searching for new things to make. (Even though my hubby makes fun of me, I don’t care! I LOVE knitting!) I was looking at the book on a few weeks ago and almost bought it, but receiving it for free would be great:) I would love a way to use up all the extra yarn I have sitting around the house…otherwise it may become toys for my three kitties!

  24. says:

    I would love to have this book, because I have many hanks of sock yarn that would be wasted hiding inside my shoes…

  25. ikisti says:

    soo much sock yarn, so little time.
    I would love this book

  26. ShMacBo says:

    My yarn closet overfloweth! I need pretty projects to make. This book would be awesome.

  27. PrairieMetis says:

    I would….or rather……my cat would sure love it if I used up all my sock yarn, so he could fit back into the yarn basket.

  28. Kim Lenzi says:

    I’m addicted to sock yarn! It’s soft, it’s squishy, it’s purrrdy!! I would LOVE to make EXPAND my project beyond socks with an awesome book of patterns!!

  29. Liz says:

    I would love to have a copy. I really enjoy working with sock yarn but am awefull at making socks.

  30. Upir says:

    I’m just starting to learn knitting from the women in my Chemo group and would really like some patterns for projects that don’t take much yarn.

  31. HotDish says:

    1. Buy pretty sock yarn.
    2. Buy more pretty sock yarn.
    3. Buy even more pretty sock yarn.
    4. Feel overwhelmed from having too much sock yarn.
    5. Win Book!
    6. Knit.
    7. And repeat.

  32. sweetpeatx says:

    Oh, I need this book to help me reduce my sock yarn stash. Hope I win!

  33. Courtney says:

    I would love to learn new skills! I love books that teach me how to make things with yarn. It makes me very happy!!

  34. says:

    I have a lot of sock yarn but am tired of knitting socks! I need more ideas! This book looks like the perfect inspiration!

  35. Autumn says:

    I have been putting off trying socks until I found the right inspiration. This book looks to be just what I have been waiting for!

  36. videogirl42 says:

    I am entering the world of sock yarn and loving it! Would love some one skein projects to work on!

  37. emmybear says:

    Besides having a large stash of beeeautiful hand-dyed sock yarn (and feeling like knitting needles are extensions of my hands a la Edward Scissorhands), I have been waiting for this book to come out since I heard about it months ago. Most recently I have been practically stalking book stores for it.

  38. Hanna says:

    I would love this book because almost every year for Christmas I get sock yarn, but have never knit with it because I am waiting for the right time to attempt socks. These patterns in this book would give me options!!
    Thanks for this awesome giveaway! :)

  39. emmybear says:

    I have good news for you, klcapen… this is the FOURTH book! tee-hee

  40. hilary says:

    I have a single skein problem! And I love the Luxury One Skein Wonders book. Just think of the dent I could make in my stash with this volume…

  41. yeamelissa says:

    I added this book to my wishlist only weeks ago. I love quick projects!

  42. Lindakut says:

    I have so many one-skeins!!! They need to find purpose in their existence! Please help them become wonders! :)

  43. EvelynMcH says:

    About all I can afford is single skeins of yarn – and I love small projects I can finish in one evening.

  44. cranteach says:

    It’s so hard to resist buying single skeins of sock yarn — it’d be nice to look forward to something other than socks.

  45. MsGypsy says:

    There are some stunning sock yarns out there. I love to walk down the middle of my LYS just touching them. If I had this book, I could justify buying them, even the expensive kettle dyed locally produced beautiful specialty sock yarns!

  46. sarahkristen says:

    I’m rather new to knitting, and I am loving it. I would love to learn some more skills, and maybe make a few things before Christmas.

  47. CraftyFashionista says:

    I currently crochet & am learning to knit. LOVE the look & feel of the sock yarns I’ve been finding lately, but was intimidated by them because I thought socks would be tough for a beginner. Using the yarn for projects to work up to socks would be FAB :-)

  48. Ryu says:

    I have a bunch of balls of yarn that are 1/2 skeins or less that are crying out to be used! This book would be great! Thanks so much for this great giveaway!

  49. Seema Persaud says:

    I love hand-knit socks, but I love showing off sock yarn even more so. This book looks like it would provide plenty of ideas for all those odd skeins in my stash.

  50. Michele says:

    Because I love sock yarn and have a lot of it!

  51. Laura Huntington says:

    I love sock yarn but don’t know how to knit socks! This would give me things to do with sock yarn

  52. Arrakis says:

    I’m totally addicted to buying sock yarn, but I don’t knit socks… I would love this book!

  53. Mandy says:

    I’m sure this new book will be fantastic – I have the other books in the series, and use them so much I’ve gotten them spiral bound. As for a reason to pick me? I have (easily) 3X more sock yarn than any other weight, and can only knit so many pairs and sockhead hats! I’m even contemplating a blankie a’la Shelly Kang as a stashbuster!

  54. Joy says:

    I have so many single sock skeins! I am kind of getting sick of making socks (not completey), so I don’t want to make socks out of every skein of sock yarn I have. I would love to make some other things, so I’d love to have this book!

  55. ALotofLoves says:

    I would love to win this! I’ve been knitting only for a little while but I already have a pile of single balls of yarn that I’m not sure what to do with.

  56. Betsy says:

    Like others – I love the yarn! And these pictures give me ideas!

  57. Kathryn says:

    I just broke a needle in four pieces, mid-project. Need book to turn my sad face into a glad face.

  58. kat says:

    I have a stash of sock yarn. There, I admit it. Now can I have the book please?

  59. Melting says:

    So this book would be great!

  60. Megan Price says:

    I am always on the lookout for more patterns that use sock yarn but aren’t socks.

  61. Allara Serasai says:

    I love knitting and I love sock yarn <3

  62. Marissa says:

    I would love to win this book! I have plenty of sock yarn….

  63. Marissa says:

    I would love to win this book!! I love so many of the patterns!

  64. Que Sarah says:

    Cannot wait until this book comes out! I, like many others, have a sock yarn…um…habit :D This would help free up some space so I can buy more ;)

  65. Natalie Zee Drieu says:

    Entering in for Elana Kehoe.

  66. StephieJo says:

    I can’t stop buying sock yarn! This could help me use some of it.

  67. faerieisland says:

    With the weather getting cooler, I find myself knitting and crocheting like crazy! Always looking for new patterns, and I know this book with definitely help me out! What a great idea to offer projects using sock yarn for much more than just socks! My friends and I are always bouncing ideas off of each other and sharing patterns we find. This will be a great book to share with them!! -Tawny

  68. kivrin82 says:

    The answer is obvious as George Mallory said who asked him why he wanted to climb Everest “Why is there”!

  69. annesigrid says:

    would love this book! I have the other ‘one-skein wonders’ and they are awesome. lots of beautiful sock yarn in stash to knit!!!

  70. heidi says:

    would totally love this book to help bust the stash and get started on holiday gifts!
    thanks for the giveaway!

  71. papelhilo says:

    i often buy sock yarn because it’s so nice, but then I don’t find the right project ! so here they are !

  72. booksnyarn says:

    I have some wonderful skeins of sock yarn stashed away. I learned to knit socks…a while ago…I almost finished one. That would be one, not one pair. :) Maybe I am not cut out for socks, but I love to knit and adore new ideas!

  73. Summer Kitchen Studio says:

    As fellow knitters know, one can’t resist,
    We have a yen to buy this yarn for socks,
    And so this book is on my must-have list,
    For projects that can help deplete my stash!
    Since socks are not the best for me to knit,
    We live in Florida, and it’s too hot –
    A shrug, a tank, or bag’s a better fit.
    And I do long to take my needles up,
    To knit a one-skein wonder as a gift,
    One for my baby nephew in L.A.,
    Who also has no need for cozy socks
    (And for myself, of course, I won’t deny!)
    So if you do appreciate my rhyme,
    Please choose me as the person who will win.
    You’ll make my day, and I will find the time,
    To make some one-skein wonders. – Truly, – LYNN.

  74. covertocoverpurses says:

    Would love to try something new, have dabbled in socks and this book looks like it has some really fun new stuff to try, great pics..

  75. susan says:

    What a great book!! I love the idea of knitting one skein of anything for a project let alone sock yarn. I have your other books and have made several of the patterns. This book has my name all over it!!

  76. ShortHairedGirl says:

    I simply adore sock yarn. As a still novice knitter sock yarns are wonderful for taking a simple design and transforming it into something that looks spectacular.
    I love the idea of this book too. It would be a wonderful tool to help advance my addiction to sock yarns. One skein projects are great for my short attention span too. ;o)
    Thanks for the opportunity!

  77. Mariette says:

    New ways to use sock yarn that I ALREADY HAVE! I would LOVE to win this book!

  78. Laurpud says:

    I have so many beautiful skeins of sock yarn that I can’t bring myself to turn into socks! This book would be PERFECT!!

  79. loura says:

    Knitting is my therapy and I love sock yarn and have stashed a large amount. I love her other books and love that these are projects I can finish in a reasonable time(I have 6 children and not a lot of time) and not just socks. Hmm…. I see Christmas gifts coming up.

  80. Gail says:

    This would be a perfect gift for my sister.

  81. jera says:

    I have so many single skeins of sock yarn. I need ideas!

  82. Shamdoogle says:

    I have tons of kettle dyed sock yarn from my veggie dying craze I don’t know what to do with it all !

  83. Shamdoogle says:

    I have tons of kettle dyed sock yarn from my veggie dying craze I don’t know what to do with it all ! This book would be a great addition to my knitting library.

  84. mentalseamster says:

    it would be great to have a book full of neat project that only require one skein of yarn

  85. JMM says:

    Socks intimidate me, but some of the yarn is gorgeous. This book would give me some projects to use that yarn for and help ease me into socks.

  86. Cinda says:

    I have lots of 1 skeins of sock yarn. Every time I visit somewhere new, I look for the yarn shop and buy some sock yarn. I always “plan” to do something with it but then I forget what it was I was going to do.
    This book would be fabulous….it would help use some of those singles skeins of yarn….especially before my hubby finds out just how many skeins I really have. :-)

  87. kalamansi says:

    Sock yarn is so strong and purty. I’d love to make other things out of my skeins besides socks.

  88. jess owley says:

    but am not that fond of knit socks. I’d love other fun ideas of things to make. And one skein projects are so satisfying.

  89. planetjune says:

    I love sock yarn but it can be quite expensive, so it’s really nice to see a whole book of project ideas to make from only 1 skein of pretty sock yarn. I’d love to win this!

  90. CaitlinGracie says:

    I am an avid collector of sock yarn–I’d love to have more patterns to put my collection to good use! Thanks for the giveaway!

  91. redzipstar says:

    Owning Sock Yarn One-Skein Wonders means I might actually finish a knitting project – and an entire pair of socks!!

  92. Claire says:

    Knitting for me is a treat! I’ve finally “mastered” the art of the double-pointed knitting needles and can’t wait to try my first project with sock yarn! Couldn’t think of a better way to get started!

  93. Shelly says:

    I’ve never used sock yarn because the idea of making socks intimidates me – but I’ve always wanted to try, maybe I could if I had this book! And if I gave up on the socks there would always be something else from here to make :)

  94. Jessica says:

    I’ve been knitting for over a year and I love it. But I’m in grad school right now and the amount I knit has been down since I started! I really don’t have time for long complicated projects right now, so some one-skein wonders would be amazing! Plus sock yarn is the best – so delicate and gorgeous!

  95. darcy b. says:

    since i turned 30 in august, my goal has been to both expand my horizons in life and knitting. i’ve been learning lots of new skills and making new projects! i have yet to try socks or sock yarn, so this would be a great addition to my knitting books! i hope i win!

  96. Lindsey says:

    I’ve got some sock yarn at home that I’ve been dying to try out! This book would be perfect!!

  97. Alba says:

    I have so much beautiful left over sock yarn from projects. I never know what to do with it. This book would be great for me! My fingers are crossed! Thanks for the giveaway!!!

  98. danniellesteen30 says:

    I have enjoyed the other books in the series. I have done many projects from the books. And I really need to decrease my sock yarn collection (please).

  99. Melanie says:

    I taught myself to knit on a camping trip a few weeks ago. I made a washcloth all by my little self, too. The bottom was a bit wobbly, but about 1/4 of the way through, I figured it out and the rest of it seemed decent. My 9-year-old looked at my washcloth and said, “You’re a ‘nidder,’ mom!” I’ve found knitting to be amazingly relaxing; I also have requests from my four kids and my aunt to knit them socks. This book would be awesome for me since I have so many requests for socks AND because I’ve already purchased a bunch of different skeins of yarn to make those socks with no idea how to put them together.

  100. Katydid says:

    While I can proudly say that I’ve knit 2 pair of socks, I hate to admit that I have quite a few balls of sock yarn that never made it into socks. I just couldn’t muster those darned teeny double pointed needles anymore.
    So I’m hoping that this book will have some great ideas for using up my stash of Cherry Tree Hill yarn, that I bought years ago in Vermont.
    katydidandkid at gmail dot com

  101. whitefox says:

    love sock yarn, love knitting with it,love socks and would love to win this book!

  102. Charyl says:

    I would love to add this book to my knitting library collection especially since my oldest (19) granddaughter is asking for more socks – I’ve only made her a pair of spiral ones (like the ones my grandmother used to make me) and would love to “graduate” to something a little more sophisticated!
    Thank you for the wonderful give-away opportunity!

  103. Nadia says:

    I have so many lonely balls of wool I’d love to learn some fun small projects to us them up! thanks for the great give-away opportunity!

  104. Gigi says:

    My yarn collection is pretty big too. I would love this book so I can finally make all my lonely balls of yarn feel special and make things out of them that won’t look like something out of Frankenstein’s closet.

  105. Sprouts says:

    This will help me use up my yarn for sure!

  106. monique says:

    Seeing my neighbor’s hand knitted socks was the last straw: I had to learn how to knit my own! (Of course, I didn’t realize that knitting socks was also a gateway to amassing an array of Mary Jane style shoes, but that’s another story.)
    Now, I am starting to slow down after having made many pairs of socks & am probably a little O.D.ed on socks in general. I need other small on-the-go projects that fit my attention span & can help me deplete my stash of sock yarn – a stash that evokes guilt when I walk by because it looks more like a pile of unrealized potential instead of the exciting future bragging rights it once was.
    Sock Yarn One-Skein Wonders, please help me love my stash, again.

  107. lulupanda says:

    i love the other books in this series! please pick me! :D

  108. treeleaf says:

    I have loads of gorgeous sock yarn that is just too fine to wear on my feet.

  109. treeleaf says:

    I have loads of gorgeous sock yarn that is just too fine to wear on my feet.

  110. Mardom says:

    I’ve been looking at sock yarn for over a year. I love the colors, but I don’t want to knit socks, and was wondering what else I could do with those amazing colors.

  111. debbieo says:

    I have a sock yarn addiction, but I do not always want to knit socks…….

  112. Jessica says:

    I would love this book as I have an extensive sock yarn collection that needs to be used. I tend to burn out on socks these days, so more ideas would be awesome! Also the 101 books tend to be pretty great.

  113. thatgrrl says:

    I have gobs of leftover sock yarn that I need projects for!

  114. kristingeater says:

    My sock yarn stash is OUT OF CONTROL!!!!

  115. MicheleStitches says:

    I love sock yarn.
    I love to knit and crochet non-sock projects with sock yarn.
    I would love to have this book!

  116. Elisha Ezersky says:

    I can’t wait for this book to come out. I have Luxury One-Skein wonders and I love it! This is the next book on my list becuase I seem to have collected some sock yarn when I have yet to knit any socks. Thanks for the giveaway!

  117. amandawk says:

    I have a lot of sock yarn that I would like to use up.

  118. lori says:

    Sock yarn-o-holic says it all.
    thanks for the chance to win

  119. JeanC says:

    I have another one skein this one will be right in time for Christmas gifts.

  120. minniepurl says:

    How can you not love a book full of patterns all using sock yarns? Sock yarns are one of the most versatile weights of yarns you can use and I keep a good stash of them around for a lot of projects, would love this book.

  121. minniepurl says:

    You can make so many things with sock yarn and to have a book for inspiration would be a wonderful thing to have because I buy and spin a lot of sock weight yarn.

  122. jewels says:

    Just what I need for my stash!

  123. Jane says:

    Just the inspiration I need to use up some of thie YARN I have!!!

  124. rachelss1986 says:

    I need this because I can’t afford to buy it, but am dying to try some new patterns! I have a cheap-o basic knitting book and I NEED new adventures! Woohoo!

  125. Melanie says:

    And one-skein projects are perfect for curling up with. Pick me! :D

  126. njgill says:

    I have sock yarn calling to me to be used – I need patterns – I need THESE patterns!! Please, please, please – pick me! I will love you forever.

  127. cthulhulovesme says:

    My stash is mostly sock yarn, and my sock drawer is already overflowing. This book would give me ideas on what to do with it other than socks.

  128. nick0166 says:

    why do i need this book?
    Because i literally have TWO boxes of yarn that is mismatched and would be perfect for making these for christmas and birthday gifts, and then for donating!

  129. Shannon says:

    I would love to win this book because I love to knit small projects that I don’t have to buy a lot of yarn for and that I can take with me for on-the-go knitting.

  130. varenikje says:

    I have a bag that is full of one or two skeins of yarn, mish mashed together. I would love to learn what to do with them!

  131. stat1995 says:

    Some people are satisfied knitting scarf after scarf or sock after sock. I need variety! This book would give me that! Thanks for the Chance. -Chris

  132. says:

    …sock yarn projects are the perfect budget friendly knitting projects! Usually I get a lot of knitting time for one skein of sock yarn which is perfect for a student like me. :)

  133. Beckysews says:

    I love the One Skein Wonder books! I have not been very successful at sock knitting so this lovely book could help me use up all that sock yarn I splurged on!
    Thanks for the chance to win!!!

  134. Kat says:

    I’d love to win this book because I could really use some small, affordable projects for some lovely sock yarn!

  135. maxabelle says:

    I would love to have another reason to purchase more gorgous hand painted sock yarn!

  136. says:

    I have sock yarn, but I don’t need warm socks (I am in India). This book is just what I needed – using sock yarn to make something other than socks. Please, pick me!

  137. says:

    I am so addicted to sock yarn, I would love this book. This would help with gifts for the holidays just around the corner, and some quick goodies for myself. Anything fun to show off some beautiful hand painted sock yarn is always a nice bonus :D

  138. Pika says:

    I have a drawer crammed full of sock yarn!
    Its that time of year when it cools off and I get in the mood for knitting! This year, we have a new house with a fireplace, so fall/winter knitting will be extra special!

  139. Kim O says:

    I can’t handle large projects, but these look perfect for my limited attention span!

  140. windowlicker says:

    I would love to improve my knitting by doing some of the patterns from this book. I have the sock yarn but not enough nerve yet to start the socks…this book might be the solution. Plus it would be fun to win.

  141. DotisSpot says:

    Love the gloves. Would love to win. Thanks and Happy Knitting everybody. Doti

  142. LisaMarie says:

    I love this book series! I have the first One Skein Wonders book and bought the designer One Skein Wonder for my mom. The patterns are great and since the projects are small, I am more likely to finish the project instead of abandoning it to my ever growing pile of projects-to-do-later. I would love to have this book!

  143. Judith says:

    I have done most of my knitting and crocheting with worsted or bulky yarn, not even sport weight, and recently I was given 6 skeins of sock yarn. This book would be a godsend since I am trying to make this holiday season a crafty one and would love to use your patterns to help me with my gift list.

  144. Natalie Zee Drieu says:

    Manually entering in for kittenwithawhiplash.
    “I’d lov to have the book because I’m too hard on socks to use the fine yarns I have for that reason. I can’t see making a $35 pair of socks that will probably only last through a few wearings. I need other ideas for my lightweight yarns! Thanks.”

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