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Silk Road Socks

I’m excited- Hunter Hammersen’s new book Silk Road Socks is now available.  Not only, can you purchase the book in the standard paper format but its also be offered in a digital form. I think that’s so cool – so for those who like to have eveything at the ready on their laptops or e-readers there it is! In addition, for those who want to curl up on the couch with good old paper you can have that too!

Either way the photos are stunning and I love the historical information about the Silk Road and the amazing carpets.  Hunter’s patterns are, as always, are easy to follow and the socks are fabulous. Ok, you can see I love this book, I love socks, I love sock yarn!

I’m offering a promotion on my Sock Plus 8 in honor of this book.  “Salor” uses this yarn and I am so thrilled to be included in this wonderful book!  Just enter the promo code

SilkRd20

to receive 20% off Sock Plus 8  from now until Feb 15, 2011.

Happy Sock Knitting to All!

Pumpkin Pie!

Just in time for Thanksgiving…….. two limited edition colorways:

Hachiya Persimmon

Pumpkin Pie

Thanksgiving is about my favorite holiday.

Here’s Fall—

Here is my favorite kind of Fall colors: new Sock Plus 8

Lace Lace Lace

Lace yarn……in delicious fall colorways. Now I just need to get knitting.

Fall Newsletter

Here it my Fall Newsletter in case you missed the announcements – I love having all the news listed together –

What’s New for Fall 2010:

Handwerks Classic Dk was recently featured in the Fall 2010 issue of Twist Collective (http://twistcollective.com/2010/fall/magazinepage_049.php).  Designer Faina Goberstein used Handwerks Classic Dk in Tropical Seas in her gorgeous Crown of Leaves hat.

 Independent designer, Hunter Hammersen , released “Gramercy”, a lovely lacey sock, in Handwerks Sock Plus 8 (formerly Sport Sock) in London Fog  on http://www.violentlydomestic.com/

 The new”Knitting Knee-Highs: Sock Styles from Classic to Contemporary”, by Barb Brown, from Krause Publications is now available for pre-orders on Amazon.com.  Brown’s book features several Handwerks yarns in sure to be favorite sock patterns.

 Sock Plus 8, formerly “Sport Sock” is coming in new larger 400 yard/120 gram skeins, the perfect size for one pair of socks.  With the new larger skeins, will be a newly expanded color line.

  Silky Sock is on its way to being a favorite staple for many Handwerks customers. New colors in this versatile 50/50 silk/merino yarn will be coming this fall.

 Handwerks is available for Trunk Shows and Custom Orders.

Gramercy

Hunter Hammersen just released a new sock pattern using Handwerks Sock Plus 8. Its offered at http://www.violentlydomestic.com/

Not only is it free but there is a contest for a free skein of yarn to go with the pattern. Follow the link and read the blog to find out all the details.

I always get so excited when I see my yarns knit up. I love them in the dye pot and skeined up but it’s particularily thrilling to see what someone’s creative mind and nimble fingers can knit with them! Hunter’s sock patterns are lovely. They are so knitable and wearable.  I’m anxious to get started on my own pair of Gramery……..Thanks Hunter!

Off to knit-

P.S. – This is perfect timing  since new stock of Sock Plus 8 is on its way in larger 120 gram skeins.

Cool Weather = DK time

Cooler weather lends itself to bulkier knits and quick knitting with DK weight yarns. I’ve just added six new DK weight colors to my line up. Try them with Handwerks Comfy DK weight socks pattern or your favorite cowl pattern.

New Book on Knitting Knee-Highs

Barb Brown’s new book Knitting Knee- Highs: Sock Styles from Classic to Contemporary is now available for pre-order on Amazon.com. It includes several patterns: Omar’s Carpet Kneehighs, Calf length socks and Nice socks in custom dyed colors from Handwerks.

Here is the link.  I can’t wait to get my copy. I always love seeing Handwerks yarns knit up and Barb’s designs are gorgeous!

Silky Cowl

Rio Grande (above), and Ruby (right). Two new Silky Sock colors I just finished dyeing and posted on my website.  I think Ruby would be great for dressing up a holiday outfit and/or complimenting the rich colors of the Fall. Rio Grande was inspired by a painting my great-aunt did of the view of Juarez, Mexico from across the Rio Grande river. I love the soft turquoise and violet mixed with the gold. The cowl used just 1/2 a skein of Rio Grande so I was able to knit a second one for a gift.  I cast on 79 sts using two strands held together on a size US 15 16″ circular needle. I knit in seed stitch for about 6 ” and then cast off loosely. Its soft and light and oh so nice around my neck! It’s also long enough to wrap twice.

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