Recent delivery for this popular sock wool, now available to purchase online beinspiredfibresltd.selz.com. Physical shop is closed to the public, but I am still open for mail order and local curbside pickup.
52 Weeks of Socks is the first hardcover book of Laine Publishing. This publication contains 52 knitting patterns by 46 designers, and is a true encyclopedia of socks. Patterns are beautifully photographed and laid out on 256 pages in the style Laine is known and loved for.
The book contains patterns from the following designers: Heidi Alander, Fiona Alice, Gina Baglia, Ainur Berkimbayeva, Katrine Birkenwasser, Karen Borrel, Sachiko Burgin, Diana Clinch, Verena Cohrs, Valentina Consalvi, Rachel Coopey, Nele Druyts, Marion Em, Lindsey Fowler, Fabienne Gassmann, Lucinda Guy, Dawn Henderson, Anja Heumann, Tiina Huhtaniemi, Caitlin Hunter, Mieka John, Amanda Jones, Joséphine & the seeds, Pauliina Karru, Isabell Kraemer, Tatiana Kulikova, Joji Locatelli, Erika López, Andrea Mowry, Paula Pereira, Rosa Pomar, Elena Potemkina, Amelia Putri, Emily Joy Rickard, Mona Schmidt, Nataliya Sinelshchikova, Marceline Smith, Minna Sorvala, Helen Stewart, Charlotte Stone, Becky Sørensen, Niina Tanskanen, Natalia Vasilieva, Kristine Vejar, Kajsa Vuorela and Mariya Zyaparova.
- 256 uncoated, high-quality pages
- Language: English
- Woven book cover, banner, ribbon place marker
- Weight: 1100 g / 2.5 lb
- Print only, no digital download code available.
More copies available end of April, £34.00 purchased in the Marchmont shop, £35.99 plus postage if purchased online.
Still unpacking from the weekend’s fabulous Edinburgh Yarn Festival, the Marchmont shop will be closed between Wednesday 25th and Monday, 30th March, re-opening on Tuesday 31st March, as I will be working on the Lotus Yarns’ stand at H+H Cologne, a major annual trade show in Germany.
If you missed Karie Westermann’s class at the Edinburgh Yarn Festival, she will be doing a one-day Two Handed Stranded Colourwork workshop at the shop on Saturday, 18th April 2015.
Are you suffering from “the second sock syndrome”? Why not try knitting socks two at a time and from the toe-up, Becky Mead will be running a 2 x 2 hour class on the technique, which is scheduled for Sundays 19th April and 26 April from 2.30 – 4.30pm.
This is suitable for experienced knitters who are familiar with the magic loop technique with long circulars.
More information and booking info on classes can be found on www.bookwhen.com/beinspiredfibres.
For a new yarn shop, there are just so many exciting brands and possibilities to choose from. In recent weeks, we have seen the arrival of Schoppel Wolle’s range of colourful Zauberballs, which have been a great hit with locals in the Marchmont area.
Zauberballs come in lace, sock and DK weights, a selection of each are currently available in the shop.
The Crazy Zauberballs are proving to be the most popular and as they are machine washable, they are not only great for socks but also for children’s clothing.
I couldn’t wait to knit up a ball and made a simple beanie to showcase the gentle and wonderful colour changes, there was enough yarn left over to make a pair of mittens.
Sock yarns are ever so popular and Jawoll Sock Yarns by the Swiss yarn company Lang include a reel of nylon to strengthen the toe and heel. The solid colours provide a contrast but also complement self striping and variegated socks well. I will be adding more colours to this range in future, so watch this space!