Knitting with sock yarn: it’s not just for socks! (+ giveaway)

Martingale's Knit & Crochet Friday

Sock-Yarn Shawls IIHow much sock yarn do YOU own? Whether it’s a few balls, a dozen hanks, or more skeins than you can count, sock-yarn shawl patterns are a versatile—and stunning—way to put those luscious beauties to good use. And you won’t have to worry about overcrowding the sock drawer!

Jen Lucas of Knitting Like Crazy is the author of the blockbuster best-seller Sock-Yarn Shawls. Now she’s back with 16 more unique lace knitting designs in Sock-Yarn Shawls II. Knitting with sock-yarn just might be your new addiction.

We’re welcoming Jen as our guest blogger today. She’ll share an inside look at Sock-Yarn Shawls II and her inspiration for these brand-new sock-yarn patterns. Read on to see stunning photos from Sock-Yarn Shawls II, and don’t forget to enter the giveaway at the end of this post!


When it came time to start Sock-Yarn Shawls II, I had just one thing in mind— include as many shawl shapes as possible. My first book, Sock-Yarn Shawls, has lots of cute one-skein shawls to knit but focuses on just a few traditional shawl shapes. With this second installment, I wanted to write a book that contained a wide array of shawl shapes and sizes. Here are some of my favorites:

Mondara shawlMonarda (left) was born of a lace pattern I found in a stitch dictionary many years ago. I made this top-down shawl specifically to show off that beautiful pattern. I love how the whole piece came together, from the overall construction to the lace edging flowing from the body of the shawl. Monarda is written as a small one-skein pattern, but I included notes on how to make a bigger one—which I plan to do!

>> See this + 15 more sock-yarn shawl patterns in Sock-Yarn Shawls II.

Sparrow shawlSparrow (left) combines two traditional shawl shapes into something unique. The shawl is worked from the top down and starts with half-circle shaping. After that shaping is complete, you move on to a wedge construction typically seen in top-down triangle shawls. I love the way this shawl drapes. There are so many different ways you can wear it.

>> See more sock-yarn shawl and scarf patterns in Sock-Yarn Shawls II.

Daylily shawlDaylily (left) is a full circular shawl that I’ve been dreaming about designing for years. You start with a circular cast on (you can see a video tutorial here) and work in the round until the shawl is complete. Since you’re working in the round, there’s no turning the piece to purl on the wrong side—great for those of us who don’t enjoy purling! You can also make this shawl larger by adding extra repeats of the final feather and fan edging. Just keep working to your desired length before binding off.

>> See more stunning lace designs in Sock-Yarn Shawls II.

There are so many shawl shapes to explore in this book. You can read about all the shawls in the Sock-Yarn Shawls II blog series on my website.


Capretta yarn in Harbor*GIVEAWAY ALERT*

Knit Picks has donated 5 balls of Capretta yarn in Harbor to give away! The winner will receive an eBook PDF copy of Sock-Yarn Shawls II plus enough yarn to knit the Daylily shawl.

Thank you to Knit Picks for sponsoring this giveaway. Don’t forget to leave your comment at the end of this post for a chance to win!


Author Jen Lucas admits to wishfully purchasing yarn for "someday" projects—which is what inspired her to create shawls from her stash of sock yarn. (Read more about Jen’s inspiration and process in her first book, Sock-Yarn Shawls.) Do you buy just enough yarn for your current projects, or do you fill your stash with yarn for "someday" knitting? Tell us in the comments and you’ll be entered to win a prize pack with 5 skeins of Capretta yarn in Harbor from Knit Picks plus a free eBook PDF copy of Sock-Yarn Shawls II. We’ll pick a winner one week from today and notify the winner by email.

Comments are closed for this post. 

Thanks to all who entered the drawing! The winner is Robin, who says:

"I usually buy what my pattern calls for, but I’ve learned to buy yarns that really ‘grab’ me when I see them!"

Robin, we’ll email you about your prize. Congratulations!

 


588 Comments

  • I buy what the pattern specifies, however, I still have yarn leftover. I crochet amigurumi (sp?)baby animals with it. Love it!

    —Connie on January 23, 2015
  • I buy yarn for current projects, but then never seem to get to them, so I guess my yarn ends up being stashed for someday knitting!

    —Deb G. in VA on January 23, 2015
  • I’m a someday stash builder. The book looks awesome! Thanks!

    Jocelyn on January 23, 2015
  • I don’t have any sock yarn, I do not know how to knit, I would love to learn though!

    —Sunnie on January 23, 2015
  • What a really lovely idea! I love buying sock yarns because they look so nice and feel so soft – but it seems such a shame to hide them away inside boots and shoes … I can’t wait to start making shawls now! Thank you very much for the inspiration.

    —Sally Stevens on January 23, 2015
  • Oh, I’m afraid I’m one of those who can never buy "just enough". Always some extras floating around. I love the colour of that yarn. It would make a lovely shawl with socks to match 🙂

    —Shan Kerber on January 23, 2015
  • When I see a yarn that I like I buy a couple of skeins for a later project.. needless to say I have yarn to keep me busy.. but they are all so pretty…

    —Sheila H on January 23, 2015
  • What an amazing new collection of shawls that are fresh and inspiring!

    I buy my yarn for both ‘current’, newly discovered awesome patterns and for ‘one day/some day’ dream projects too! 🙂

    —Jenny on January 23, 2015
  • I tend to buy for "someday" projects. Single skeins of sock yarn are a particular weakness of mine – because I know there’s so much I can do with them!

    I’d love to win this. 🙂

    —Rebecca Morgan Quin on January 23, 2015
  • I do have some sock yarn I bought so that I could learn to make socks. Alas, I haven’t learned yet. But I’d love to make a shawl! Thanks for the opportunity to win.

    —Sue Hilton on January 23, 2015
  • I can’t resist beautiful yarn and consistently add to my stash for someday knitting. I love looking at all the beautiful yarn and thinking of future projects. I would love to have this book it’s a perfect match!

    —Flo L on January 23, 2015
  • I alwys buy more yarn for more projects but can not knit fast enough.

    —SBQ on January 23, 2015
  • I love your ideas for using sock yarn to knit shawls, it is something I have not knitted before. I think I will have a go I really am tempted to start with the Daylilly shawl. I have always wanted to knit a wedding ring shawl with very fine yarn but getting very fine yarn is a problem.
    Best wishes
    Karen

    —Karen on January 23, 2015
  • Beautiful shawls! So inspiring! I tend to buy just enough yarn for a project plus just a little more….

    —Diane on January 23, 2015
  • I love working with sock yarn. What a wonderful, and useful idea. Thank you for all the creativity you share. Just absolutely love this yarn.

    —Ruth Biese on January 23, 2015
  • what a lovely set of shawls. I of course would love to win the ebook and the beautiful yarn! Thanks for sharing. 🙂

    —Stephanie B on January 23, 2015
  • When I first learned how to knit I would only buy yarn for a current project. Seven years later, I have several bins with yarn for future projects and have to go through them periodically so I remember what I have. Now I need more time to work on all of these projects.

    —Lori B on January 23, 2015
  • Wow, I love the day lily pattern. Pick me!

    —DebrafromMD on January 23, 2015
  • Beautiful shawls. I try to buy enough yarn plus a bit of extra for my projects. Though who can resist buying for those someday projects when shopping for yarn.
    Love Jen’s Knitting Like Crazy. Thanks for the marvelous giveaway.

    —Diane H on January 23, 2015
  • I buy enough yarn for a project but I have enough yarn for projects to last me forever so I guess it’s a little of both.

    —Deanna Davidson on January 23, 2015
  • OK. You were spying on me yesterday! I bought 12 skeins of cotton yarn for future pot holders (I crochet, so I’m only a Happy Hooker and not a Chick with Sticks). And then I was lured into buying 4 luscious skeins of a wool blend for "maybe" scarves. So, my confession is that I buy yarn NEVER for a specific today-project; always because I stockpile for future projects that might get done. Sigh. But I certainly would enjoy some of this sock yarn! And I plan on learning how to knit one day, so the eBook would be welcome.

    Debby Kratovil on January 23, 2015
  • My stash is full of "someday knitting" projects! I love finding new yarn and planning the project it will grow up to be. The anticipation is almost as much fun as completing the project – well, maybe not as much fun as wearing the completed project, but fun nonetheless!

    —Celene Thelen on January 23, 2015
  • Since I don’t ever want to run out of sock yarn, my knit in the car project, I always order more than I need. When it comes to yarn for other projects — sweaters or baby blankets, I usually purchase more than the pattern calls for. If we are traveling and stop at a yarn shop, I will purchase yarns that intrigue my creativity and stash them away for the future.

    —Katherine K Morvay on January 23, 2015
  • I purchase for project – occasionally I will see a color that I like and buy three skeins "just in case". I really need some shawl patterns and thank you for this generous give away. Judy C in NC

    —Judy C in NC on January 23, 2015
  • Isn’t it supposed to be that the one with the most yarn wins?
    That’s going to be me!! I’ll never use up what I have. And I hope that my DDs enjoy it too.

    —Leola Deering on January 23, 2015
  • I usually buy enough yarn for the project, unless it is a yarn I’ve worked with before and know it will be suitable for hats, scarves, etc.

    —Noreen on January 23, 2015
  • I buy yarn for a specific project. However, if there is a good sale I will also buy yarn just because – it’s on sale – it’s really pretty, etc.

    —linda lewis on January 23, 2015
  • The color of this yarn is beautiful. I have always feared knitting lacey patterns. But the "related posts" on this website really gave me the urge to try it.
    Thank you
    Elizabeth

    —Elizabeth Paris on January 23, 2015
  • I have purchased sock yarn many times usually purchasing 2 skeins per color. The intent was of course to someday learn how to knit socks which I still hope to do "someday" Alas my first sock is only partway finished and I have tons of sock yarn just waiting to be turned into something amazing. I’d love a good book on shawls to use some of them on as I’m obsessed with them.

    —Joellyn P on January 23, 2015
  • That is a trick question for those of us that buy enough yarn to complete a project but it ends up being a "someday" project. At least I don’t have the excuse that I don’t have anything to work with. 🙂

    —Laura on January 23, 2015
  • BEAUTIFUL!
    I prefer sock yarn projects as the resulting project is light and airy! Perfect for the hot and humid weather we have almost daily where I live! ^_~

    —Carol on January 23, 2015
  • What fun to have a chance to win some of your beautiful Capretta yarn, would be fun to use in my hand cozies I give away as my charity project.
    Luv all your ideas and beautiful patterns!

    —Joanne on January 23, 2015
  • What a gorgeous pattern and color!

    —Saara on January 23, 2015
  • My husband wishes I would actually knit the winter outdoor weight yarn I purchased decades ago into his "Someday"sweater. And, yes, other projects await "Someday," too. That doesn’t mean this lovely shawl wouldn’t move to the head of the line since it’s our daughter’s favourite colour and lace knitting is a joy. Jean

    —Jean on January 23, 2015
  • More stash when you have the cash! lol

    Who wouldn’t want to be wrapped, hugged with these beautiful shawls.

    —DebbieLynn on January 23, 2015
  • i just really want to learn to knit, so winning a pattern and yarn would be a great start!

    —jenny on January 23, 2015
  • Buy for use one day

    —Linda on January 23, 2015
  • Lovely yarn and stunning patterns!

    —Pam Fowler on January 23, 2015
  • I buy yarns both ways, some for a current project, some just because I think it is beautiful and can’t stand for it to get away before I have chosen a project. You see, I have been a quilter for many years, so have done the same thing with fabric. Some was bought for a specific project, some because I just loved it and needed it in my stash. Now that I have renewed my interest in knitting, I am in real trouble! I don’t have room for stashes of both fabric & yarn!!

    I am definitely intrigued with the Sock-yarn Shawls II and would love to win it. However, if I don’t win it, I will be buying it.

    —Kathy Martin on January 23, 2015
  • STASH? Oh yeah baby…fill ‘er up!

    Terry SailingKnitter on January 23, 2015
  • Loved the first book Sock-Yarn Shawls and bought it right away. This one looks great too and it would be wonderful to get the book and gorgeous yarn to use! Thanks KP for donating the yran. Hope I win!!

    —Susie Dillon on January 23, 2015
  • I love the textures and colors of yarn, so if I like it, I buy it, then figure out what I’ll make–someday!

    —Nancy on January 23, 2015
  • I would love to have some of this yarn. And the pattern is awesome!!

    —Kathleen Frye on January 23, 2015
  • I love Knit Picks yarns I also love their needles. I never thought to use sock yarn for a shawel.

    —Valley on January 23, 2015
  • Hi! I just started to learn how to knit socks! Took a class and love it! It’s something I always wanted to do. I love the lacy looks of these shawls and would love to win the book and the yarn! Thanks so much for this opportunity!

    —Jan on January 23, 2015
  • I always buy more…you can never have too much yarn and fabric. Think prepper …I can grow my own food but I can’t spin my own yarn or weave my own fabric. Yet!

    —Judy Maggio on January 23, 2015
  • Love, love, love the Daylily shawl.

    —Pat Roediger on January 23, 2015
  • I buy yarn like I buy fabric…building up the stash or because I thought I had to have it!! The shawls are beautiful! Thank you for the give-away….love Knit Picks!

    —Lorraine on January 23, 2015
  • Because I don’t want run out of a dye lot when I buy yarn, I buy more than a pattern calls for. Therefore I have a very large stash which I love to cuddle! Making shawls from sock yarn will be fun!

    —Janet Brown on January 23, 2015
  • I have bought yarn because it is beautiful and will one day knit it all! I like trying new patterns and am teaching myself lace knitting!! Am going to start socks today, though, and incorporate a lace pattern in them!

    —Geri Campbell on January 23, 2015
  • I hate to admit I’m a sock yarn hoarder (just like I do with quilting fabric!). I just love the feel of it and buy several skeins of a yarn I really like. Always looking for just the right pattern. So glad to have the option of something other than socks to knit. Am getting both Shawl books.

    —Donna Schalge on January 23, 2015
  • OMGoodness! I love this Daylily shawl!

    Lisa Garrett on January 23, 2015
  • I buy for both. I have sock yarn that I’ve bought for specific patterns (matching socks and a shawl). I have sock yarn that I bought just because I love the color.
    I would love to win the Shawls II e-book. I need more ideas for my sock yarn.

    —Kat Rainesalo on January 23, 2015
  • I do both types of yarn purchases. Most of the time though I buy new types of yarn to use later.

    —Patricia D. Roberts on January 23, 2015
  • I buy for stash!!!!! I’ll figure out what to use it for at a latter date. But enjoy both seeing and handling my stash dreaming of what it will grow up to be and choosing the project to make it a reality.

    —Lenny Truitt on January 23, 2015
  • I do both. If I know what I want it for ,I buy that specific amount plus one skein. If I don’t know what I want to use it for, I buy 8-10 skeins.

    —Linda Pyke on January 23, 2015
  • Since my socks are turning out an abysmal failure, perhaps a nice shawl….!

    —Sammi on January 23, 2015
  • I buy yarn for the project. I’m afraid if I buy to have a stash, it will never be enough for the project I want to use it for.

    —Sue H on January 23, 2015
  • I don’t stash yarn (at least not yet) as I am a newbie knitter. However, I do stash fabric 🙂

    —Susan on January 23, 2015
  • I would love to make a shawl with sock yarn….especially in a knitpicks yarn! Although I would crochet

    —lisa on January 23, 2015
  • I buy enough for 3 projects,or more.It’s like Eye candy.I cannot resist just a couple skeins,I must have more

    —Sonja Loyd on January 23, 2015
  • Looking for a book just like this to inspire my customers!

    Mary machler on January 23, 2015
  • The shawls are absolutely beautiful! I’d love to win this contest and knit me a few shawls to give as gifts, and of course, for me!!

    —Sherrie Mazzocchi on January 23, 2015
  • The shawls are absolutely gorgeous. I would love to knit a few to give as gifts and of course, make one for me!!

    —Sherrie Mazzocchi on January 23, 2015
  • I like the hunt for the perfect yarn after I’ve settled on a pattern and who the project will go to when finished, I don’t stash much.

    —Vanessa on January 23, 2015
  • As with fabric I rarely buy yarn for a specific project. If I see yarn or fabric I like I buy as much as the budget allows (OK, sometimes MORE than the budget allows!). The fiber usually suggests the project. When I’m ready to start a new project I go to the stash first, often seeing possibilities from brand combinations not available in a particular store or website. I like to use sock yarn for scarves and cowls especially for office and other indoor venues. I have a short neck and the sock yarn allows me to add color and texture to the outfits without the potential bulk of heavier yarns.

    —Jane on January 23, 2015
  • Beautiful yarn makes beautiful shawls. I’d love to win!

    —Vickie Morgan on January 23, 2015
  • I love working with sock yarn.

    —Vickie Chupp on January 23, 2015
  • I’m definitely a "some day" purchaser. Which is a good thing since I haven’t been able to find a job in two years!

    —Cynthia Wilbanks on January 23, 2015
  • I buy yarn all the time. I have learned my lesson, that once a yarn is gone, it’s gone.

    Risé St Arno on January 23, 2015
  • Oh my goodness, that color is amazing. I tend to buy for a specific project since my space is a little bit limited. Thanks for the chance to win!

    —Linda Pawlak on January 23, 2015
  • I buy just enough for the project I am making in order to not have to worry about getting too many projects going at once

    —Lynnette Lamance on January 23, 2015
  • I have a stash of yarn, and I have recently decided that I can’t buy any yarn until I’ve used up much of what I have got. However, sometimes I see a beautiful skein, and I "fall off the wagon" and add some more to my stash.

    Kathy on January 23, 2015
  • The shawls are bueatiful. Generally, I keep a small stash for the future.

    —Jo Anne on January 23, 2015
  • I buy lots of someday yarn…and lots of it is sock yarn because i love to make shawls withthe yarn

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    —Sara Brockunier on January 23, 2015
  • I always buy enough to complete a couple different projects because sometimes my tastes change before I get my stash used. I have knitted with sock yarn before but never socks!

    —Elizabeth Phillips on January 23, 2015
  • I buy a couple skeins of sock yarn every time I buy yarn for any other project – or any time I "happen" to be in the craft store! It’s my guilty pleasure, and I LOVE these sock-yarn shawl patterns. What a great way to use my gift-crafting stash!

    —Kelli Mahan on January 23, 2015
  • I am constantly doing handwork before the TV and always need something to do! I have just learned to knit so this yarn would certainly come in handy. Thanks for the opportunity!

    —Karen on January 23, 2015
  • Yarns are stacked up awaiting projects that have been frogged and re-started up to FIVE times. I really need to repurpose the yarns for shawls but can’t find the right pattern. I need the Sock-Yarn Shaws book–the answer to my predicament!

    —Tam Mcbride on January 23, 2015
  • I’m a member of 2 yarn clubs so I get beautiful yarn every month that I get to dream about knitting someday into lovely things. And of course when I find those great slaes, well I just have to buy some yarn because I might want to use it someday!!!

    —Nancy on January 23, 2015
  • It would be wonderful to win this giveaway sponsored by Knit Picks. Thank you!

    —Jackie H. on January 23, 2015
  • If I have the extra funds, I have been known to have done a little stash building. Right now, things are tight financially so I am only knitting from my stash. My someday list is always evolving. This is a great giveaway! Beautiful book! Beautiful yarn!

    —Pam Piscitelli on January 23, 2015
  • I have a huge stash of yarn and fabrics. I am an Interior Designer so love textiles and fibers of all types and cannot resist bringing home some of those lovely and different yarns that are out there. I like to knit and have made many scarves and sweaters. If I buy a yarn to try, I buy only enough to make a scarf. If I like working with it I might buy more to make a sweater or perhaps another scarf. I like experimenting with patterns and different stitches.

    —lois c on January 23, 2015
  • The yarn and the shawl are exquisite!! I would love to work with this design!

    —Laura on January 23, 2015
  • I have gone both ways on this. Sometimes I buy yarn because it’s pretty or hard to find but I am trying to be more organized and only purchase yarn for a specific project

    —Martha on January 23, 2015
  • I am a new knitter, so I don’t yet have a stash of yarn. I have just enough for the projects I am working on.

    These shawls are absolutely beautiful! I would love to win the book!

    —Bari on January 23, 2015
  • When I’m out of town at a yarn store I love to look and see if they have different products that I don’t usually see at my hometown stores. I love to look for local artisan’s work and home spun yarns.

    That’s when I buy for my stash and "future projects"!

    Lori

    —Lori Samp on January 23, 2015
  • If I’m buying yarn at a store, I only buy what I need for a particular project. I do, however, pick up ‘stash’ yarn at thrift shops and rummage sales.

    —Victoria Miner on January 23, 2015
  • I have a stash in my workroom. I buy yarn as the mood strikes me, when I meet a new yarn shop, or when I have a coupon. I knit a lot of hats so 1 or 2 skeins are enough to make me happy. I love looking at yarns, feeling them, and thinking about what I could make from them. It’s all great!

    —Ellie Rosen on January 23, 2015
  • would love to start knitting again

    —Hilda Krebs on January 23, 2015
  • I love yarn and I find myself in awe when shopping for a project.

    I always much, much more yarn then needed.

    I can’t make up my mind. I wish I can buy everything, so I always purchase so much more yarn and when I get home I sit and just look and hold the yarn. It always feels so comforting to me.

    Barbara De Matteo on January 23, 2015
  • I love yarn and I find myself in awe when shopping for a project.

    I always purchase much, much more yarn then needed.

    I can’t make up my mind. I wish I can buy all of it, so I always purchase so much more yarn and when I get home I sit and just look and hold the yarn. It always feels so comforting to me.

    Barbara De Matteo on January 23, 2015
  • I always see yarn that I love , but don’t know at the time what I would make from it. I buy enough of it to make a sweater, then I have enough for almost anything.

    —crlebrn on January 23, 2015
  • i always buy extra yarn. After all, the yarn may talk to me and decide it should be a different project than I bought it for!

    —Bev on January 23, 2015
  • What a great giveaway! I would love to knit up that sweet shawl!

    Nita on January 23, 2015
  • Re: buying yarn quantity: I buy one extra ball when purchasing for a project (due to some past experiences running out). When trying a new yarn sometimes buy one ball for sample knitting.
    I have been knitting for a long time so these days never buy yarn for the stash which is already full.

    —Donna Wilson on January 23, 2015
  • I ordered Jen’s first book from my book club in July. Despite multiple email status requests, I never did get it, it was always out of stock! Maybe I’ll have better luck with II. I have stashed away, both yarn for ‘maybe’ projects and yarn for shawl projects in the works. Would love to receive the Capretta yarn in Harbor, and the ebook. It could go right on the kindle and into my knitting bag. How cool would that be, both at my fingertips at the ready to make one of those gorgeous shawls.

    —Lydia R. on January 23, 2015
  • would live to win! Beautifuk yarn and patterns

    —Helen Cheney on January 23, 2015
  • What a great giveaway! I loved Jen’s first sock yarn shawl book.

    To answer the question, I used to just buy whatever yarn caught my eye or as a travel souvenir. But that added up quickly! So now it’s just for projects (that are generally meant for gifts). I’m focusing on knitting my stash down and with all my lovely sock yarn, Jen’s books are perfect. 🙂

    —Vera on January 23, 2015
  • I buy just enough yarn for what’s needed for my project. However, while traveling, I just buy what I love. 😉

    —lk on January 23, 2015
  • I’ve only been knitting a few years so this wonderful book and yarn would help me to learn to knit these beautiful shawls. I don’t have a large stash of yarn but I usually buy a few extra just in case. What a great giveaway!

    —Marti Harper on January 23, 2015
  • Whenever there is a sale, I buy as much as I can. I buy it for my daughter though-not myself. She makes me anything I want and I need that Daylily Shawl soon. Thanks for the giveaway.

    —CindyM on January 23, 2015
  • If I don’t buy any more yarn (Ha!) and live to be 100, I just might use most of the yarn in my stash. I usually have more than one project going at a time and several more clamoring for my attention.

    —Virginia Smith on January 23, 2015
  • Hi, I like to buy enough yarn for specific projects, but if a certain yarn catches my eye, it will probably come home with me. By the way, the Daylily shawl is lovely.

    —Liisa on January 23, 2015
  • Like everyone else on this thread, I have oodles of sock yarn; the new book looks ike a good beginning to working my way through the stash.

    —Alice Kane on January 23, 2015
  • I watch the sales and when something catches my eye, I buy up to 6 skeins of the yarn. I don’t do a lot of sweaters anymore (those take 12), and 6 skeins will make a wonderful shrug, shawl or several scarves and fingerless glove sets. There is very seldom a certain pattern in mind, it’s which ever yarn jumps at me and screams "you NEED me in your stash for that project down the road". I enjoy knitting for friends and family, they never know what I’m going to make.

    —connie b on January 23, 2015
  • I am just learning how to knit shawls……Making my very first lace shawl…so going but doing ok……Whenever I purchase yarn I try to buy at least 2 skeins extra of each color that I need for the project….in case I made a mistake in the amount that I wrote down that the pattern uses when I am at the store….Any extra goes into socks….toques….and now mitts….I’m still trying to find the shawls book 1 at my nearest chapters….trying to get them to order it in for me…..so much fun stuff to learn…..

    —Darlene Krystal on January 23, 2015
  • the designs are exquisite i would love to try some what a fantastic giveaway thans for the opportunity to win

    debra on January 23, 2015
  • I generally just buy enough yarn to create a specific pattern. Sometimes I will buy extra if it’s a really delicious yarn that I would to make another project.

    —Dorothy Deering on January 23, 2015
  • I buy for projects and someday. Beautiful shawls.

    —Alysa on January 23, 2015
  • I buy for projects, but always get an extra ball just in case.

    —Marilyn Blanford on January 23, 2015
  • I have no business buying more yarn! But, somehow, it just finds its way into my basket! LOL! I buy the yarn and let it tell me what to make with it!

    —Christine Tanabe on January 23, 2015
  • Love the shawl designs! Thanks for the give away!

    —Denise Losczyk on January 23, 2015
  • What a lovely shawl. I would love to try that. I do mostly hats but this would be cool.

    Emily Bushnell on January 23, 2015
  • If I like it I buy enough to make something with it and then I usually buy an extra skein just in case.

    —Mary Smith on January 23, 2015
  • Both. Sometimes if traveling I buy a skein or 2 of locally produced yarn for a rememberance of that trip. But then if I go specifically for a project then buy for the project. But I do have a yarn stash of some wonderful yarns.

    —Carolyn on January 23, 2015
  • I do both. I had quite the stash built up. One of my 2014 promises to my husband was to NOT buy anymore yarn unless needed for a specific project. It was nice watching the stash go down and some lovely amigurumi critters come to life It was a win/win. Hubby was happy, the grandkids were happy with all the critters to play with and I was happy to have something to do and be able to tell my husband that I really do NEED yarn! Knitting shawls with sock yarn sounds delightful. I do have a sock yarn stash, because it is so pretty and soft and this sounds like the perfect way to use it up.

    —Susan on January 23, 2015
  • I almost always buy extra yarn because I am afraid I will not have enough to finish the project. I buy "some day " yarn if I do not have a project in mind. Just love yarn and love to knit. Sock yarn I especially like since I like the look of the small stitches.

    —Barbara Barnes on January 23, 2015
  • I make hair scrunchies out of leftover sock yarn. Crochet around elastic pony tail Holders.

    —Alice on January 23, 2015
  • I buy the yarn that I want, so I am definitely a stash builder! I know what I have (Thanks Ravelry!) and when a pattern decides it is time to be made, the yarn is already there and usually letting me know it is time to be loved.

    —Mary on January 23, 2015
  • Sock yarn …I have a few in my stash..would be nice to use them up…lace knitting would be a new challenge
    For me….one I wouldn’t mind tackling

    —Doris Read on January 23, 2015
  • I have knitted with various yarns and mostly children’s items. Never worked with sock yarn. Would love to try a new adventure. Sheila

    Sheila Walker on January 23, 2015
  • I love sock yarn and shawls! It is my favorite type of knitting. I always plan to buy just enough yarn for my current project. But I see all that beautiful yarn and somehow it ends up in my shopping cart!

    —Janet Beyea on January 23, 2015
  • In answer to the question, it all depends on a couple of things: do I have the money to buy more at that time; do I really love, love the yarn; do I think I might want to use this same yarn in another project?

    —Karen L. on January 23, 2015
  • Whether or not I buy just enough yarn for a project or stock up and add to my stash depends on the yarn and its possibilities for future projects I will actually get around to knitting. Capretta is an awesome yarn. I love knitting with sock yarn and knit lots of socks. Would love to knit up something different with a great sock yarn.

    —Mary Mekelburg on January 23, 2015
  • Besides all the quilting fabric I have stashed in my cupboards, I have a lot of sock yarn that I purchased when a local yarn store went out of business. What a great way to use up that yarn (to make room for more quilting fabric!)

    —angie on January 23, 2015
  • I LOVE knitting with sock yarn and have quite bit. I have bought yarn for no specific project as I just fall in love with it!! Your book looks amazing!!

    —Nancy Goldstein on January 23, 2015
  • love your web sight. need to make this beautful shawl.

    —debi blaw on January 23, 2015
  • Thanks for the chance to win this great prize package. I love knitting shawls from sock yarn. I have a huge stash of yarn because I buy random yarn all the time for someday projects. Only occasionally do I buy yarn wit a specific project in mind.

    —Debby on January 23, 2015
  • Tried making socks. Do not enjoy it….shawls!? Now there is something I could really love….and sock yarns are so tempting. This would give me a reason to buy some!!!!

    —Barb Mabus on January 23, 2015
  • I have enough yarn for "someday" a few lifetimes in the future, but I just can’t seem to stop buying more. They are all so beautiful!

    —Pat on January 23, 2015
  • I buy yarn and hope to get to the project. I’m so in awe of my daughter in law, who knits up a storm. I’m going to share this post with her. Thank you for the giveaway.

    —Debbie Peterson on January 23, 2015
  • Love the shawl…..

    —Maria on January 23, 2015
  • golly that Harbor is pretty, and that is how I buy yarn…pure color impulse then I have to find a pattern that will work for the yarn,!!…yes I have left overs but they always look good together in a bowl. I am sure that this shawl book will help steer me on a new path; would love to win, thanks for the chance!!

    —carol d on January 23, 2015
  • I try to buy for only a current project, but sometimes I am inspired by a yarn color. I am sticking to that story!

    —fun on January 23, 2015
  • I buy yarn and fabric and beads to touch and look at.
    I say that because I have sooooo much of all three of
    these things that there won’t be enough time for me
    to ever use them up!

    —Verona on January 23, 2015
  • Ohh, it’s confession time. I hardly ever buy yarn for a project…it’s really out of my budget! I would love to have some of that lovely yarn, instead of my grab bag stuff! Awesome giveaway!

    —Jacque on January 23, 2015
  • I always have enough yarn for a dozen pairs of socks because I’m always looking for sales. When I find a really great price on an especially nice sock yarn I’ll buy 5 or 6 skeins and either make matching socks for family members or knit a shawl.

    —Nelda Mohr on January 23, 2015
  • I’m afraid I buy yarn for "Someday" knitting. I’ll see a great bargain or color or softness and have to buy at least 2-3 skeins for that wonderful something I will make Someday. I sure hope I win.

    —Diana Salmon on January 23, 2015
  • My dream is to knit a shawl with sock yarn, but I vow to finish what I have already started. LOL

    —Judy on January 23, 2015
  • Beautiful color, would love to win this yarn!

    —Sydnie on January 23, 2015
  • I’m "guilty"…I stash lots of pretty yarn for someday projects. Soon, I’ll need as many lives as my cats! Thanks for the chance to win.

    —Kim Q on January 23, 2015
  • Oh I would love some of this, beautiful patterns too.
    thanks for the give a way.

    —Sue Jones on January 23, 2015
  • Oh, wow. I love shawls and I love lace. I also love yarn, which should answer the question. If I have a specific project I’m buying for, I buy enough for that (and maybe a little more, just to be safe). But, I will see yarn that I just have to have and will stock up on that for "someday".

    —Martha on January 23, 2015
  • when i purchase yarn for a "now" project, i typically will also buy yarn for the someday knitting projects.

    —JaniceCarole Allen on January 23, 2015
  • Every time I see sock yarn that I like, I buy and set aside. As to other yarns, I "try" to buy what I need for a project and a little extra, just in case. However, that isn’t always the case when I see something luscious that I just have to have for a future shawl pattern, yet to be named.

    —Kathryn on January 23, 2015
  • I frequently use sock yarn for shawls. It drapes beautifully and looks sooo elegant! Of course, I use it for socks too 🙂

    —Pam on January 23, 2015
  • I have been a quilter for a long long time but have recently started knitting. My mom was always knitting so she taught me and made my first sweater in high school. When I did knit as an adult my mom was always there and I would just hand her my mistakes and she would fix them. She is gone now and I am having to take classes to learn what she always did for me. I have fallen in love with yarn. Oh yeah, still quilt, an addiction is an addiction.

    —Rita on January 23, 2015
  • Beautiful shawls, and the yarn is so pretty, too. I don’t keep much sock yarn in my stash; mostly DK and worsted weight.

    —Lynne on January 23, 2015
  • Ooooooooh, these are luscious! I have just the yarn waiting for the perfect pattern.

    —Whiskers on January 23, 2015
  • What a great idea to use sock yarn for a delicate shawl. I hear my knitting needles calling.

    —Judy Magner on January 23, 2015
  • I have a stash of yarn and yarn for projects. The shawls are gorgeous and would love to knit one up.

    —Anne on January 23, 2015
  • I buy what the pattern calls for. My fabric stash is out of hand, and I refuse to start a yarn stash. However, I love to knit and the Daylily pattern is stunning. I would love to make it.

    —Louise on January 23, 2015
  • I usually buy enough yarn for each project. In the past I have not purchased enough yarn and then it was a hassle to complete the project. I sometimes buy extra yarn just to be sure. This extra yarn has become my stash of yarn.

    I love the shawls. Nancy

    —Nancy on January 23, 2015
  • What a beautiful color for beautiful patterns! I’m always buying yarn because it strikes my fancy; no intended project in mind!

    —Deborah K. on January 23, 2015
  • I am afraid I could knit for years just from my stash. It grows much faster than I can knit!

    —Susan jackson on January 23, 2015
  • Knit! I haven’t . This sounds like a good opportunity to try. I have always admired those who can and the designs people have accomplished.Amazing. THANKS for the opportunity.

    —Connie on January 23, 2015
  • Hello
    I would categorize myself as a "some time" knitter. I’ll get to that project some time. "Always be prepared" is my philosophy!
    When the "some time" becomes "the present time" the project can begin.
    I am always busy with a project of some kind or other.
    My kids would classify me as a "Yarn-horder(heaven forbid) vs a "some time" knitter!
    ~ Arleen S

    —Arleen Sheehan on January 23, 2015
  • I spin much of my own yarn and usually have absolutely no idea what I’ll do with it. Same for purchased yarn, fabric, threads, etc…I buy it because I like it.

    —Sandy on January 23, 2015
  • always have extra of everything!!!!

    —Mary on January 23, 2015
  • Love these books!

    —Nancy Luehrs on January 23, 2015
  • I try to buy yarn for specific projects but if I see something I love, I buy it and hope to find a pattern to match it.
    I love Jen and her patterns. Thanks for such a great giveaway.

    Rachel S.B. on January 23, 2015
  • I’m always looking for different ways to use sock yarn, and these lace patterns are wonderful!

    —Mary P on January 23, 2015
  • I love knitting lacy patterns. Great giveaway!

    —Elizabeth Monahan on January 23, 2015
  • LOVE. Daylily
    I buy enough for the project, but then always have some leftover for my stash. Thanks!

    Julie Trinklein on January 23, 2015
  • I am really looking forward to obtaining my own copy of Jen Lucas’ new book. I have Sock-Yarn Shawls and love it. When I purchase yarn it is a combination of sufficient yarn for a particular project and yarn for the stash. Yarn is just so delightful it is hard to resist coming out of a store with only one kind though sock yarns are my favourites. Thanks to Martingale and Knit Picks for sponsoring this fabulous giveaway.

    —Audrey on January 23, 2015
  • I fill my stash because I like looking at the colors.

    —Robbie on January 23, 2015
  • Most of the yarn I buy is for future projects that have not yet made themselves known to me. The yarn speaks to me…"Buy me!"and I obey.

    —Marie on January 23, 2015
  • i mostly buy yarn because I love the colors or texture or as a souvenir. But then I have trouble finding a pattern. Many sock yarn skeins so this book would fill a real need!

    —Elizabeth Minners-Nelson on January 23, 2015
  • I buy yarn because I like it, for a pattern, love the color, love the feel , etc, I love new yarn!!!

    —Joy Schmitt on January 23, 2015
  • Loved the first Sock Yarn Shawls book! Great instructions that were easy to follow for this newer knitter. Looking forward to Sock Yarn Shawls II !

    —Nancy on January 23, 2015
  • I have brought sock yarn. I am learning to knit.

    —Sharon Arrington on January 23, 2015
  • LOVE the shawls and I have LOTS of sock yarn. Thanks for showing the lovely patterns.

    —Lori on January 23, 2015
  • I definitely buy to fill my stash (just like my quilting fabric) because on a rainy day you just never know when you need just that one special yarn you’ve been saving. Besides it’s nice to just have a touchy-feely kind of day.

    —Judi on January 23, 2015
  • I try to buy just what I need, but I’m a yarn slut. And now whenever I find a new pattern, the four tubbies of yarn I already have, don’t work for it.

    Jennifer Irving on January 23, 2015
  • Sometimes I buy yarn for a specific purpose, but many times I just buy it because it looks and feels so good. I can always find something to knit with the yarn later or it just sits in my stash looking great.

    —Pat Neumann on January 23, 2015
  • I buy ahead… "in case I need it" stash!!

    Susie on January 23, 2015
  • Stunning Lace shawls
    A great giveaway … yes please 🙂

    —Glenda on January 23, 2015
  • I generally just buy what I need for the project.

    Laura B on January 23, 2015
  • I do have a yarn stash and a fabric stash. Recently being retired I hope to get busy enjoying both of these. I am always drawn to sock yarn but never tried making socks. The sock yarn shawl looks like a perfect project and gift for my senior Mom who lives in Florida.

    —Cindy on January 23, 2015
  • I love stashing pretty yarns for "someday knitting." Last year, "someday" finally came and I made a serious dent in it!

    Michelle on January 23, 2015
  • Just enough for my project.

    —Lynda on January 23, 2015
  • Lovely pattern. I really love to work in sock weight yarn. Thank you for the opportunity to win.

    —Mary Dahlberg on January 23, 2015
  • I buy for a specific project, but I often find another more exciting project before I cast on for the first one. So the yarn for the first project goes into my stash. My stash is growing. Is this a bad thing? No, I don’t think so.

    —Kadri on January 23, 2015
  • I admit it! I buy yarn to build my stash. have so much yarn as it is. I’m the type of knitter that when I walk into a Yarn Shop I see a brilliant color, feels luscious, the yarn has enough yardage to make a scarf, shawl, hat with matching fingerless gloves or what ever may come about. So yes I am a Yarnaholic

    —Juanita Williams on January 23, 2015
  • The last shawl I made was over 40 years ago and it was crocheted! I have made sweaters,coats, numerous baby things and socks! I love sock yarns. This would be a great project for me!

    I tend to buy yarns I love and then find the patterns so I now have a stash!

    —Judi on January 23, 2015
  • I sometimes buy yarn for a planned project, but always buy extra just in case. But mostly I buy yarn because I fall in love with the color/feel and I know I’ll use it "someday".

    —Elizabeth Wills on January 23, 2015
  • I love using sock yarn for socks, and scarves, and shawls, and…

    —Carol Fitzhugh on January 23, 2015
  • I buy yarn for "someday" projects because I fall in love with the yarn.

    —Emma on January 23, 2015
  • I love knitting shawls, especially made from sock yarn. (I find sock yarn so much easier to knit with than lace yarn.) I have a huge stash of lace and sock yarn just in case I get inspired by a particular pattern and I’m looking forward to finding something in this new book. I am also a fan of KnitPicks – their book sales are great, most of their regular yarns are better than you’d buy in the generic crafts stores, and their specialty yarns are just as nice as specialty yarns you’d find in the LYS.

    —Donna Rapkin on January 23, 2015
  • I buy a lot of "someday" yarns. I am such a sucker for beautiful yarns, even if I don’t have a project in mind for them yet. Part of the fun is fantasizing about what they could someday become. ^.^

    —Natalie on January 23, 2015
  • Beautiful Shawls with Beautiful Yarn!

    —Judy Mohr on January 23, 2015
  • Sometimes I buy for a specific project when I’m really taken by it. Other times I grab really nice yarn when I find it on sale, & save it in my stash for a rainy day project.

    —Amy Cofer on January 23, 2015
  • the answer is "both" — I tend to buy sweater-quantities for a specific project, but sock yarn is usually an impulse/souvenir/just-because kind of purchase.

    floribunda on January 23, 2015
  • Mostly I buy for specific projects. Of course, someday projects get a boost when there is a good sale.

    —Barb Colvin on January 23, 2015
  • I’m definitely a stash builder – as soon as I see a lovely yarn I buy it. I bought Jen’s first book and that’s when I started stashing sock yarns. I’ll need her second book to start destashing them and creating those beautiful shawls!

    —Kris on January 23, 2015
  • I knit socks with my sock yarn. I’ve always wanted to knit a shawl or stole but I’m afraid I’ll get board partway through and get a UFO. At this time in my life I wouldn’t be able to afford enough sock yarn to make a shawl or stole but I’d love the opportunity to try if I win.

    —SaraLee on January 23, 2015
  • Oh I am definately a stash builder for sure and love to stash patterns and fibers for those rainy day projects!

    —Cheryl Rich on January 23, 2015
  • I have a very vast amount of sock yarn for "someday" knitting, some for socks and some that can be shawls as well as designated shawl yarn. I have the first book and love it and would love a PDF copy and the Capretta yarn to make a shawl or two from the new book. Sometimes I just like to look at the array of colors and dream!

    —Lynn Drzewucki on January 23, 2015
  • I usually buy yarn for a certain purpose, but I may get just a bit more—for pattern adjustments or because I like how it knits and I may want to try another project with it.

    —Jean Walker on January 23, 2015
  • I usually buy just one skein so I have a stash of one skein wonders! I like to knit doll clothes so that is usually enough. When I find a pattern I want to make, then I HAVE to buy yarn for that! The shawls in the book are really beautiful and I think that book is one I’m going to have to purchase!

    —Ingrid on January 23, 2015
  • I buy for each project as I plan it. I DID buy some can’t miss end of year clearance special yarns, but vaguely had an idea of what I’d use them for. 🙂

    —Cindy S on January 23, 2015
  • I buy what I need for the project usually.

    —MoeWest on January 23, 2015
  • i loved the first book! And my neighbor is glad I did 🙂

    —Karen J on January 23, 2015
  • I can’t resist buying extra wool as the colors and I textures are so inviting.

    —Jinnine on January 23, 2015
  • Both! I buy enough yarn for the current projects, how could I limit myself to one project? I usually plan a little extra just in case I miscalculated. Some of that lovely yarn ends up in the someday projects bin. I pull it out and dream of the day that I will have enough time to start and then finish the project.

    —Rachel on January 23, 2015
  • I have many years of "someday" yarn in my stash!

    —Jacqueline Gould on January 23, 2015
  • I do a little of both. I have a small stash of yarn for socks and a few other projects, and I have some yarns I just bought because they called my name.

    Chris on January 23, 2015
  • I too purchased sock yarn (probably 4 years ago) and have to yet to knit socks. I have started several times, but not with any success. I am thrilled to see that I can use the yarn for a shaw1. Thanks!

    —Nancy Crowley on January 23, 2015
  • I just like to buy yarn! I had gathered a huge stash once, which I sadly lost in a move across the Atlantic, so I am in the process of buying more. My purchases are usually for the "someday" projects. I have yet to knit a shawl, but I hope to begin one soon. One of these patterns could just be my inspiration to finally be brave enough to start one!

    —Lorna on January 23, 2015
  • I have quite a stash of sock yarn and the shawls from the book you featured are just gorgeous. I would love to connect my stash with those patterns.

    —joyce on January 23, 2015
  • Normally I buy for projects. I love lace yarn and would love this book. Thank you for the opportunity.

    —amy f on January 23, 2015
  • While shopping for a new project, I will buy yarn just because it catches my eye. I’ll find a project to do once I have an inspiration.

    —Debby Hughey on January 23, 2015
  • I usually buy an extra ball than what the pattern States.
    I love the feel of wool, it’s very Therapeutic just to run your hands through it

    —Bridget Fletcher on January 23, 2015
  • I buy for the project I have in mind. But I also buy luxury yarn that I find on sale, and look for a project to use it on.

    —Janalee Kelly on January 23, 2015
  • I buy yarns that I like the color and texture for future knitting. I sew many things so i also buy fabric for future projects also. I switch back and forth depending on what i feel like doing. They both relax me.

    —Terri Guynes on January 23, 2015
  • I love knitting with sock yarn – especially shawls. They don’t have to fit any particular way…you can play with whatever color strikes your fancy … and they are incredibly useful.

    Would love to win this giveaway.

    🙂 Linda

    —linda schiffer on January 23, 2015
  • I really want to learn how to knit! I learned as a small child and then forgot. There are so many beautiful patterns that can be made with knitting that can’t be done with crochet.

    Lynn Whinery on January 23, 2015
  • I have a stash of yarn on hand so I can start a project when I want and not have to go to the yarn store or order it online and wait for it’s arrival. It makes it especially handy with the internet downloads available. Good to have the yarn on hand.

    —Terri Guynes on January 23, 2015
  • It depends. If it’s a good buy and a "wonderful" yarn, I’ll buy more than I need for my project. If I’m getting it for gift, usually a baby gift, I’ll buy just what I need. I have lots of yarn, so if I want to start a new project, I usually have something I can use without a shopping trip.

    Mary Beth McKelvey on January 23, 2015
  • I have quilt a collection of "someday" yarn. If it works within my budget, I buy yarns that I enjoy using at sales. I was recently able to knit a prayer shawl for a person in need from my special stash of "someday" yarn.

    —Joanne L. on January 23, 2015
  • i only buy enough yarn for the project that i have on the go, but somehow i always manage to buy too much while not leaving a full ball that i can return….. so i have a large bag of half balls in the top of my wardrobe!!

    —Suzanne Keal on January 23, 2015
  • I’m just a beginner, I’ve knitted 2 scarves so far. I do have some someday yarns.

    —Gwendolyn Clark on January 23, 2015
  • I love sock yarn and use it scarves and other accessories. Would love to win some, and the book looks like a good one too. Thanks for the opportunity!

    —gail myr on January 23, 2015
  • I can’t resist buying new, beautiful yarns. I buy enough for a particular project but I often change my plan and knit something entirely different. I am knitting gloves with sock yarn right now but have wanted to do a lace shawl for ages so will definitely try it out.

    —Allison on January 23, 2015
  • My stash is full of "someday" yarns. You have to buy them when they’re available, especially indie dyers yarn, cuz when they’re gone, that’s it!

    This is an awesome giveaway, thanks so much for the opportunity and I really hope I win!

    —susan on January 23, 2015
  • This book and yarn would be just the motivation I need to fulfill m goal of improving my knitting skills this year. I have crochet pretty well mastered So i would like to begin With some knit clothing. Hope i win!

    —Annette on January 23, 2015
  • I only buy yarn for specific patterns. Thanks for the giveaway.

    —Renea on January 23, 2015
  • I tried to purchase yarn by the project but that was an epic fail. Some people save money for retirement, I save yarn.

    —Charlotte on January 23, 2015
  • I do both – buy for specific projects and sometimes I buy what strikes my fancy. Is it soft? is it in my colors? Surely I must have a pattern that call for 600 yards of hot pink fingering.

    —SoozB on January 23, 2015
  • My stash is full of spur-of-the-moment purchases that I then have to find a project for — sometimes this works out surprisingly well. But I also purposely buy for certain projects. Occasionally it is a combination of the two — buying more yarn to combine with something in the stash for a project.

    —Jane on January 23, 2015
  • I buy what I need for my current project. I might buy a skein of a new yarn in a color I like just to see how it works up. I try not to have too much of a stash. Rubbermaid bins can hide a lot though.

    —Virginia Bronner on January 23, 2015
  • I simply can’t resist the temptation of those yarns in the bargain boxes, so always have more yarn than I need on hand, just waiting for patterns to pop up that say "You have yarn for me already"

    —Kerry Grose on January 23, 2015
  • I love the colours and feel of sock yarns but am not a fan of knitted socks, so to make one of those beautiful shawls with those yarns would be a fantastic idea.

    —Sue on January 23, 2015
  • I tend to buy yarn for a specific project, and being a belt and suspenders kind of person tend to buy more than enough. What happens once that goes into the stash is frequently another story, though…one project has a way of becoming something altogether different.

    —Jennifer on January 23, 2015
  • I have been wanting to knit myself a shawl for quite some time now. This would be a terrific win.

    —Sue Goodin on January 23, 2015
  • I always end up buying more than I need, simply because the textures and colours enchant me, and I dream of all the lovely things I could do with them! I have made some lovely scarves and a shawl with sock yarn and my daughter wears them with pride every winter! They also make great soft toys for babies and toddlers – easy to handle, soft and squidgy and great to cuddle!

    —Jaki Day on January 23, 2015
  • I have a house and garage full of yarn for "someday" crocheting or knitting. I’ve even got a skein of colorful sock yarn in an antique canning jar on my desk at work for decoration and "therapy"!

    —Renee on January 23, 2015
  • I buy yarn that ‘moves’ me, color blends that pop out at me, some that is definitely my colors or would go with clothes I have. Then I look though them when I have a project in mind.

    Judy Garling on January 23, 2015
  • My brother keeps finding good deals on yarn so I have way more than I need. Unfortunately, I still purchase yarn for specific projects.

    —craftyone on January 23, 2015
  • I would love to make a shawl for myself

    —Sharon on January 23, 2015
  • I guess you could call me a yarnaholic. Now that I’m in my seventies I realize I have enough yarn for two of me. I’ve been knitting hats for preemies and small blankets for the food bank to give to those who need them. Love the idea of knitting sock yarn shawls and the patterns look lovely.

    —Sherry Walls on January 23, 2015
  • I buy just enough yarn to get me thru a project and usually wish I had more! Have looked at various sock yarns but never purchased b/c the idea of knitting socks intimidates me — this article gives me the ok to make something else with it if I chicken out 🙂 hahaha.

    —Sherry on January 23, 2015
  • I buy yarn when I think I am going to start a project. Sometimes I actually make what I plan to, other times, it goes into the stash and I forget what I planned to use it for!

    —Barb Johnson on January 23, 2015
  • I see so mant luscious yarns and ideas on line that sometimes I can’t resist. Either I know what I can use it for or I figure that something will come along that will be just right for that yarn. Then I am even more thrilled that I have the yarn already and can get to work right away!

    —Marion on January 23, 2015
  • I try to buy what i need for specific planned projects, but sometimes i definitely buy yarn just because I think it is pretty or would be fun to work with later.

    —ella on January 23, 2015
  • I will buy yarn whenever I find something I’m drawn to. I love having a stash at home for projects.

    —Jaclyn Reynolds on January 23, 2015
  • Having found the need to place myself on a quasi "yarn diet" I now buy yarn only for specific projects.

    —Sandra Liming on January 23, 2015
  • When I purchase yarn for a specific project, I usually buy an extra ball or hank of yarn for those "just in case" times." And then of course, I won’t need the extra one at all. So what do I do with all those extras you ask, sometimes I mix and match, but more often then not I’ll make a scarf or two or three!

    Hope I’m the lucky one!!!

    —Melanie on January 23, 2015
  • I do both! I’ve been trying to keep to project requirements but sometimes I can’t help myself.

    —karen on January 23, 2015
  • I usually buy what my pattern calls for, but I’ve learned to buy yarns that really "grab" me when I see them!

    —Robin M on January 23, 2015
  • I love to buy yarn for future projects just because it is beautiful. That is why I enjoy making shawls from just one skein of yarn.

    —Karon on January 23, 2015
  • I try to buy just what I’ll need. Trying to cut down on the clutter in my house.

    —Joan on January 23, 2015
  • I buy for a specific project and then see so many beautiful years, I end up with enough for several. Totes filled with yarn are taking over the closet!

    —Joan Hollis on January 23, 2015
  • I usually buy for a specific project- but that project may not happen for 2 or 3 years!

    —Leslie on January 23, 2015
  • I pretty much always buy extra yarn for projects (always worried I’ll run out). And I was visiting with friends, discussing what we would do when we eventually retire & someone mentioned the potential problem of lots of time, but fixed income & no money for supplies (i.e. yarn). SO!!! Yet ANOTHER reason to add to the stash with NO guilt! I’m just preparing for retirement! Who cares if it’s YEARS away! And those shawl patterns look beautiful!

    —Deb on January 23, 2015
  • Lots of someday projects and yarn that just can not be passed up – must be in my shopping cart.

    Linda W on January 23, 2015
  • The yarn has its own closet… and yet, every time I start a new project, there’s always something I’m missing, and I buy yet more yarn.

    —Karen Cohn on January 23, 2015
  • definitely a stash keeper. When I am ready to start a project, the yarn is there.

    —Margaret on January 23, 2015
  • Always purchase extra yarn to have available whenever. Mainly to have a grab and go project for any emergency to help pass waiting time and lesson my anxiety. Knitting has been a lifesaver many times

    —Deloris on January 23, 2015
  • these patterns look great. would love to try them with sock yarn. i usually buy enough for a project but when i look at my stash now it seems i’ve bought extra:)

    carol on January 23, 2015
  • I buy enough for my project plus a little bit more just in case.
    Pauline

    —Pauline on January 23, 2015
  • I buy enough for my project, but then my eye catches some more yarn that I can’t live without and I usually but that for my stash.

    —Rose Pullen on January 23, 2015
  • In theory, I buy yarn for a specific project, or even a vague project type (like a fall jacket). However, I am a sucker for a clearance sale and have thereby purchased some very interesting yarn that can inspire a project or be the means to start a project when unable to get to a store–uncommitted "stash".

    Liz Engman on January 23, 2015
  • I love shawls and I love lace, so this would be the perfect book for me.

    —Suzanprincess on January 23, 2015
  • I usually buy just what is needed for a project but somehow I have quite a collection of yarn…

    —Susan Bellamy on January 23, 2015
  • I will need several lifetimes to knit up all my stash of yarns. Although I TRY not to buy more, it always seems there is something that speaks to me, or would be perfect for one daughter or another (there are 3) and the stash grows again. Sock yarn shawls are a great idea— no dreaded second sock to make!!

    —Helen W on January 23, 2015
  • I usually buy what the pattern calls for and then just a little extra to be on the safe side so I end up with a great stash bin. I would love to knit some shawls when I’m not knitting socks.

    —Margaret on January 23, 2015
  • I would so love to make one of your beautiful shawls. I’ve heard of prayers shawls and have a friend I would give it to.

    —Crystal Nolet on January 23, 2015
  • I’m new to knitting, so this far have purchased just enough yarn for projects. That being said…I have yarn waiting for 3 projects! I’m eager to work up a shawl, so would love to receive the sock yarn and the book. Thanks for all the inspiration.

    —Sharann Watson on January 23, 2015
  • I stash yarn for "someday" knitting. 🙂

    —Bec on January 23, 2015
  • I have been ill for some time and find the best therapy for me is knitting, so of course I am going crazy storing up knitting projects. I have done crocheted prayer shawls and would love to give these knitted shawls a try for myself and gifts. KNIT-ON for therapy!!

    —Sheri Loepke on January 23, 2015
  • No such thing as too much sock yar!

    —Jessie Johnson on January 23, 2015
  • I’m a quilter, not a knitter, but I was the driver on a trip to a favourite yarn shop that was along the same road as our fabric shop hop. While waiting for my friend to choose her yarn, I started drooling over some lovely silk. She assured me that the pattern for a shawl was something we could do together and the rest is now history. My stash doesn’t exceed my fat quarters but I do have some wonderful colours to keep my needles clicking for a long while.

    —Colleen Gander on January 23, 2015
  • Knit PIcks makes such wonderful yarns, thanks for the giveaway! KittenWhiplash on Rav.

    —KittenWithAWhiplash on January 23, 2015
  • I’m an impulsive yarn buyer! I have a several skeins of sock yarn that I bought intending to learn to knit socks. So far, no socks, but some yummy yarn in my yarn stash! I’d love to try these sock yarn shawls. Hope I win!

    —Jean Blythe on January 23, 2015
  • I help my 12 year old granddaughter buy pretty yarns to fuel her imagination! She is self taught and designs her own projects. I would love to win this and give it to her! Many thanks!

    —Margaret Mead on January 23, 2015
  • I buy what the project calls for. I don’t do a lot of knitting and haven’t in awhile. These lacy shawls may just tempt me to do a little more.

    —Lana Frazier on January 23, 2015
  • i do both! Sometimes I just have to purchase a particular yarn. Not sure what I will do with it. I usually try to buy at least 2 skeins. Most of the time these purchases are sock yarn. I love shawl made of sock yarn!

    —Cynthia Henthorn on January 23, 2015
  • Just use enough yarn to finish a project

    —Sandy on January 23, 2015
  • I buy just what I need for a project and love to make projects out of the leftovers. I love knitting socks, but my sock drawer is full, so I’d love to try one of these shawls. Thanks for your great blog.

    —Karen Watkins on January 23, 2015
  • I have bought yarn for "someday" to make something in the future. But mostly I buy just what I need for a project.

    —Jackie Wisherd on January 23, 2015
  • I simply love beautiful yarn and buy it every chance I get, rarely with a specific project mind.

    —Likes on January 23, 2015
  • Oh, I love shawls! If I find a yarn that I like, I always buy extra for my stash, for my "someday" I will find a pattern that this yarn would be perfect for. Years ago I found a yarn that I liked but did not buy it at that time. When I went back to buy it, it was no longer available, I learned my lesson. Love the softness of sock yarn, feels so silky to the touch, almost a sin it is so soft 🙂

    —Nancy Garabrandt on January 23, 2015
  • I gravitate towards colors like this teal. I’d love use this in a throw for gifting my daughter next month for her birthday – thanks for the chance

    —Jennifer Essad on January 23, 2015
  • I usually only buy what I need for a specific project, but occasionally a sale happens that I can’t resist. Then I’ll buy a few skeins to have when inspiration strikes.

    Amanda Price on January 23, 2015
  • I collect yarn for a snowy day.

    Ruth Hassell on January 23, 2015
  • I collect yarn for a snowy day!

    Ruth Hassell on January 23, 2015
  • Iused to be sensible and buy just enough yarn for my project, but have since found wonderful projects that I use to use up all my extra yarn, so now I buy a little extra. This gives me something ton work with for my charitable things I now do

    It’s a lot of fun and I do enjoy helping others.

    —Holice B. Young on January 23, 2015
  • Right now I buy for current projects.

    —MelodyJ on January 24, 2015
  • would love to knit a shawl

    —Jo Derouin on January 24, 2015
  • I usually buy enough yarn for a project but if another ‘feels’ good I’ll buy an extra skein or two. My husband is also very ‘helpful’ this way also. I’ve knitted a couple of shawls but not with ‘sock yarn’ so far. I would be a nice project to do too.

    —Donna Fournnier on January 24, 2015
  • I tend to buy the required amount that the pattern says plus one extra ball just incase. Better to have too much of a dye lot than not enough. I also buy yarn on sale for my charity knitting as well as looking in Op shops ( I think you call them Thrift shops?)

    —Ondrea on January 24, 2015
  • Beautiful !!!! I do both. I purchase what pattern calls for but usually have leftovers and have a closet full of someday I will do this as we all do . Now days yarns come in such beautiful colors . Your patterns are so pretty. Thank you Barbara

    —Barbara Ward on January 24, 2015
  • Love to go to yarn stores and fill my creative well with all the beautiful things but I only buy for my specific project. Would like to knit every shawl in that beautiful book. Happy knitting!

    —cheryl murphy on January 24, 2015
  • Someday stash builder for me!

    —Lee on January 24, 2015
  • I have lots of sock yarn begging to be knitted. Love these shawls.

    —Michele on January 24, 2015
  • I keep trying to buy only for a project but then I find wonderful yarn that would be perfect for ….and I buy

    —Christine Milway on January 24, 2015
  • Tend to buy what I need, but still seem to have a blanket chest full of lots of different yarns! I love the Daylily shawl – it looks absolutely beautiful – talented designer!

    —Sian Griffith-Jones on January 24, 2015
  • anytime I catch yarn on sale and have a little extra money I buy it 😉

    —Linda Merck on January 24, 2015
  • Some days I feel I could open my own yarn store! I’m always buying different yarns for different projects, always buying too much, especially for those projects I just never seem to get the time to get to. STASH! Then there are the days when you walk by and that sparkle seems to just drag you in! Guess what! More yarn! I started to knit doll’s clothes to use up left overs and I knit/crochet tiny little hats for premie babies at our children’s hospital (always a need) Last year I knit mittens/hats for our elementary school, a project started to help keep little fingers warm.
    Although I’ve never knitted/crocheted a shawl, I keep thinking it would be a lovely project for our seniors home. MAYBE……JUST MAYBE…..

    —Helen on January 24, 2015
  • I have been wanting to make socks for Christmas gufts but am unsure as to what yarn to use? I have a wooden loom that I would like to make the socks on rather then knit ( since I don’t really know how to knit well. Help me win this yarn with the book so I can also teach myself how to make these beautiful shawls also for gufts.
    Thank you

    —Marie Deuel on January 24, 2015
  • I mostly buy yarn for a specific project. I will buy sock yarn when I find it on sale, if I have the money

    —Lori Sutton on January 24, 2015
  • I buy more than is needed for a project (just in case) and then use the leftover yarn for smaller projects. Currently I am using my "scraps" to make a sort of free form quilt.

    —ronnie gosnell on January 24, 2015
  • I have been knitting and crocheting for about 50 years. A couple of weeks ago I "shared" some of my stash with my neice – my nephews pickup bed was full plus the inside of the cab! I still have that much maybe more – lol. I am like a raven – oooohhh that’s pretty, I want it!

    —Kathy on January 24, 2015
  • Oh, what a beautiful deep, sea green – fabulous yarn and pattern – I should love to make this one.

    —Jean Mosley on January 24, 2015
  • When I can afford it, I try to buy the yarn that the pattern calls for plus an extra skein just so if I need it, I have it. There is nothing worse than running short and then not being able to find or match the yarn to complete a project.

    —Lorinda on January 24, 2015
  • I have a fifty year stash of someday knitting and I keep buying more. This year I am going to knit as much of my stash as I can and knit or crochet as many projects as possible from my project stash. This book is beautiful and would help me knit up a lot of my single skein sock yarn stash.

    —Debrielle Welch on January 24, 2015
  • I hit SABLE about 15 years ago and still counting . If I find a yarn I love I buy enough of it for a project, be it one skein/ball/hank for socks or a shawlette, or 10 – 15 for a sweater. I only buy colors I like, but I still buy it.

    —Michelle McCrillis on January 24, 2015
  • I usually purchase enough yarn for a specified project, Some of those projects have been sitting around for a year! For the leftovers, I like to make amigurumi animals, or other fun stuffed toys for the grandchildren and great grands. I also have a drawer of fat quarters that ‘someday’ I will quilt!..

    —faymarie on January 24, 2015
  • I buy for projects and I buy yarn that I like and buy enough for socks at the very least.

    —Katerina Voeltner on January 24, 2015
  • The scarf is very cute. It would be fun to make.

    —Jill Hicks on January 24, 2015
  • Looks like a great book! I’m just about to take my first class on lace knitting so this is totally intriguing!

    —Caroline on January 24, 2015
  • I ALLWAYS BUY ENOUGH YARN FOR PROJECT MAY NEVER FIND TGE YARN AGAIN. AND COLORS VERY SO YOU DO NOT WANT TWO TOME WORK!!!

    ANGELA PRINGLE on January 24, 2015
  • I usually buy enough yarn for my current project. I have been overwhelm in the past with a lot of yarn surplus but have come up with ways to use it up. So now I am trying to keep my yarn "Stash" under control so as not to push us out of house and home.

    —Sherie on January 24, 2015
  • I try to use up any left over yarn for baby toys. I never get tired of crafts. Have met a lot of good people

    —Helen E Young on January 24, 2015
  • I have a tendency to buy yarn for a specific project. However, if I find yarn on sale, I’ll buy for several projects at a time.

    —Elizabeth Nix on January 24, 2015
  • Definitely trying to fill my stash with yarn for someday knitting. However, having great patterns like these makes it hard to fill up my stash when I am knitting up a storm of gorgeous designs!

    Tina Mikhael on January 24, 2015
  • I have lots of sock yarn, some of it is way too precious to use for socks! Shawls are the perfect option for treasured sock yarn.

    —Trudi on January 24, 2015
  • I buy both for the project I am about to start and for future projects. When I travel I try to find 1 spectacular yarn which is outside my usual price range that I would love to work with and use as a memory of my trip. I’ve wanted to try doing a shawl in lace to #2 weight yarn, keep seeing beautiful patterns but always have the wrong quantity in ‘stash’, either to much or to little and so have put off. Plus I am a knitter who enjoys knitting but not purling as much. I also crochet but prefer the feel of finished knit vs crochet projects and enjoy the knitting more thou will sometimes go crochet for the speed of finishing something sooner. Daylily pattern knit with majority of knit vs purl st. seems to be what I’ve been looking for and the color to be given away is in the spectrum which I wanted for my finished project. Hopefully I will be lucky with this giveaway and will finally do ‘my shawl.’

    —Jeanne on January 24, 2015
  • I LOVE filling my stash with specialty yarns found on sale! Then, of course, I buy what I need for that next project. I MUST start using up my stash…but it’s sooo pretty to look at!

    —Sandy Ridgely on January 24, 2015
  • I do both, buy for a project and then if yarn catches my eye I buy that but then I may not have enough for a project!

    —SHARRON on January 24, 2015
  • I buy yarn just because it’s there! If it’s on special offer and the colours appeal to me I add it to the stash for later!

    —Vivien on January 25, 2015
  • I get yarn for someday knitting- especially if I see a new pretty yarn I haven’t gotten before.

    —Carla S on January 25, 2015
  • I have mostly croched for many years. Recently picked up my knitting needles again and need to replenish my yarn stash. The reviews on this yarn will make this a must try on my next shopping trip for yarn. Winning would be a great treat. Thanks for the chance.

    —Elaine Gates on January 25, 2015
  • I buy yarn for a someday project….often not as much as needed so now I buy larger quantities.
    Love knitted lace.

    —Donna Cousino on January 25, 2015
  • Would love to make a shawl

    —DebV on January 25, 2015
  • I generally buy the quantity of yarn stated on the pattern but often have some left over. A friend makes knitted toys which are sold for charity so she gets my spare yarn.
    The shawl patterns are spectacular and I LOVE the shade in the giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win!

    —Suzanne on January 25, 2015
  • I definitely have a stash of yarn for one-skein projects (socks/mittens/hats), but for larger projects I buy yarn as I need it.

    —ikkinlala on January 25, 2015
  • I do more quilting than knitting or crochet, but sometimes I just can’t help myself and buy some of those yummy yarns in the hope that I will figure out what to make with it, someday.

    —Peggy Hallstrom on January 25, 2015
  • I usually buy more yarn than I need for a project, especially when making mittens for charity. I would enjoy knitting with this yarn and have patterns to make shawls for gifts. I hope I’m a winner.

    —Carol Dunn on January 25, 2015
  • I normally have a plan for the wool that I buy. I would like to win the book and the lovely wool in the giveaway. Thank you for the chance to win.

    —Sherill V on January 25, 2015
  • I will buy enough for a certain pattern but I always seem to buy a little extra. I have never worked with sock yarn before and look forward to working with it and these beautiful patterns. Thank you for allowing us the opportunity to win them and the yarn.

    Melissa Massey on January 25, 2015
  • Yikes! You must be reading my mind and looking at my stash. There are so many beautiful sock yarns available now that it is so hard not to pick a few to bring home. I love the idea of making wonderful lacy shawls with the yarn, and (hopefully) reducing how many skeins I have. Or, more space for more yarn!

    —Kathy Ulrich on January 25, 2015
  • I want to win!!!

    —Brittney on January 26, 2015
  • I buy yarn for a specific project, but I’ve never worked with sock yarn before. These projects are lovely. Thanks for the chance to win!

    —Mary on January 26, 2015
  • I’m loving to buy yarn and enjoy the texture and colors of it. Working on several projects at a time makes it easier for me..because I am a bit jumpy…and in a short period of time I have finished a lot…but already started a few new projects. I do this also when I find a new pattern so I know what it is ment for.
    Thank you for giving me the chance to win a sock yarn in my favorite color.

    —Ingrid KLIMKE on January 26, 2015
  • Most of my stash is from someday knitting but I will buy yarn for a particular project.

    —Teresa Knittingdancer on January 26, 2015
  • I like buying yarn first and then thinking of a project that it can be used for, so I’ve got mostly "someday" stash.

    —Dovile on January 26, 2015
  • I buy yarn in both methods. Some specifically for the project and some yarn you just can’t resist although you have no idea what it will become.

    I have the first book and it is full of wonderful patterns that will help you with the skein of sock yarn that just had to come home with you! Can’t wait to see the new one!

    —Debra Smith on January 26, 2015
  • The shawl patterns are very beautiful. I like the idea of an item that I can wrap around my shoulders to add color to my outfits.

    —Jamie on January 26, 2015
  • I always purchase a skein or two extra–just in case I really mess up and I can start again with a new ball and hopefully finish the project correctly!

    —Audrey Lee on January 26, 2015
  • When I purchase yarn to start and finish a project I’m always buying too much. I use the left over yarn to make Christmas angels for my friends at their house party’s And the recipient always enjoy them With this project it sounds like there will not be any left over yarn. I would love to have the chance to make a shawl with your new sock yarn

    Dawn Rasmussen on January 26, 2015
  • I never, ever make a yarn purchase that will simply get me through a project. I buy what I like, with ample skeins for a variety of projects – knowing there is one out there somewhere, at sometime that I simply have to make!

    —Deb Marshall on January 26, 2015
  • I usually buy a little extra (I don’t usually use the yarn called for and you never know), plus a lot of my stash is hand-me-downs from whomever’s relation has passed on. I cannot say no! It’s yarn afterall!

    —Janie on January 26, 2015
  • My favourite colour and I have yet to knit a shawl

    Dawn Leslie on January 26, 2015
  • Usually, I discover some wonderful yarn first and then wait to find the "right" pattern. Once in a while the pattern finds me first and, if there isn’t something appropriate in the stash, I go shopping for the yarn!

    —Pearl on January 26, 2015
  • I usually buy just enough for projects. Though I have bought yarn for someday knitting. 🙂

    —Carla G on January 26, 2015
  • I usually buy just enough for what I need cause I can’t afford to buy too much at one time, but if I find a really good price, etc. I will stash some away for future projects.

    —Krissie on January 27, 2015
  • I usually buy extra if it is for a particular pattern. Then again, there are times I have no pattern and buy what I think I may need later – if it’s a sweater in mind – that’s 12, if it’s a shrug or scarf & mitten set – that’s usually 3. The left overs are great for granny squares or right now I’m working on a "my year in temperature" scarf.

    —connie b on January 27, 2015
  • I fill my stash with some day yarn; especially when I find a good bargain!

    —Nicole Sender on January 27, 2015
  • I buy mostly for planned projects, but many are sock yarn shawls! I also have a large collection of minis and a lot of KP Palette for "just in case".

    —Taylor on January 28, 2015
  • I try to always buy a little extra love to touch and wonder what I’m going to make.

    —Sheila on January 28, 2015
  • I buy so much someday yarn! Although I often buy yarn for specific projects, then decide to make something else with it too. It’s an addiction.

    —Allie on January 28, 2015
  • I love sock yarn and shawls – the perfect companions for hours of happy knitting!

    —Ellie Glavin on January 28, 2015
  • I buy yarn I like and then I try to find a great pattern for it 🙂

    —Crystal Simpson on January 28, 2015
  • Buy just enough for a project? I try but it doesn’t often work for me. lol

    —Gramma on January 28, 2015
  • I try to use up my stash, but sometimes a yarn is too irresistible to not take home!

    —Debra on January 28, 2015
  • I almost always have a plan when I buy yarn, whether I actually use it while I still remember what I bought it for is the question. Ocationally, if I really like something I’ll buy it.

    —Heather on January 28, 2015
  • I am an impulse yarn shopper. I’d pick a yarn and then find a pattern for it.

    —Michelle on January 28, 2015
  • I am guilty of both project buys, and someday buys. I always get more than enough for my projects, but if I see something that calls me, I buy it too.

    The shawls are lovely, send Daylilly, is a stunning favorite I would certainly wear to work!

    —Ez T on January 28, 2015
  • I always buy enough for a sweater, then I have enough for almost anything.

    —crlebrn on January 28, 2015
  • would love to make a shawl using black yarn…:)

    —Emilie V. on January 28, 2015
  • I buy enough yarn for my project + one "bonus" skein.

    —Andrea on January 28, 2015
  • I find there’s a couple types of knitters (crocheters too) – ones that buy yarn for a project. Ones that have more projects to do than yarn. And ones with more yarn than projects.

    I’m in the last group – I have more yarn than projects. Lots of yarn! Lots of impulse yarn sale purchases and someday knitting ideas.

    Char G on January 28, 2015
  • pPretty much my entire stash is sock yarn. I buy because I like it, hardly ever with a project in mind.

    —Rebecca on January 28, 2015
  • I have lots of sock yarn and I really need to knit the shawl on the cover.

    —midge walker on January 28, 2015
  • still learning all the tricks but loving knitting. Scarves, earwarmers and just finished my first blanket
    Started a afgan. Could always use more yarn!

    —Wendy Thompson on January 28, 2015
  • I definitely buy "someday" yarn to add to the stash. Sometimes it’s just so pretty that you have to buy it. 😀

    —Michelle D. on January 28, 2015
  • I try to buy for actual projects I’m really going to knit. But I have trouble resisting a good sale, or a perfect colour, and so the stash grows.

    —Danielle Baines on January 28, 2015
  • I have lots of sock yarn and I really need to knit the shawl on the cover. I buy all my sock yarn for someday knitting.

    —midge walker on January 28, 2015
  • I fill my stash for "someday wishes" especially if I run across a bargain!

    —Shelly on January 28, 2015
  • I try to purchase yarn with projects in mind even if it will be years before I actually get to the project.

    —Allison on January 28, 2015
  • I buy yarn whenever I see something pretty, then I figure out what to do with it later, unless I have a specific project in mind that I don’t have yarn for already.

    —Brynna on January 28, 2015
  • I lived in Germany for three years, and my tiny local grocery store always had a rack of sock yarn. When you shop there once a week, your willpower to avoid the yarn shelf is going to fail surprisingly often. It’s been three years since I moved back to the states, and I still have a drawer full of German yarn waiting to be knit.

    —Hilary Rodriguez on January 28, 2015
  • I love working with sock yarn. And what beautiful shawls

    —Susan Pignataro on January 28, 2015
  • I do both! I buy yarn for specific patterns, but I also buy yarn for my stash and someday projects!

    —Sarah Fanning on January 28, 2015
  • I always have a pair of socks on my needles and knit many pair for family and friends. With my left-overs, I knit baby socks that I then donate to the one of the local NICU’s for the babies. Any extra goes for multi-color striped baby hats that go to the same place.

    —Karen on January 28, 2015
  • In theory, I only buy yarn for a specific project that I plan to do *now*. However, in practice. . . . 😉

    —Vickie on January 28, 2015
  • Love, love, love that pattern! Would also love, love, love to win!

    —Carlotta on January 28, 2015
  • I buy for particular projects except when it comes to sock yarn. One can always find a use for single balls of sock yarn!

    —LisaR on January 28, 2015
  • I’m an accidental stash builder – I buy with specific projects in mind but greatly overestimate my ability to start (much less finish) these, so I build my stash.

    —Virginia Smith on January 28, 2015
  • I mostly buy yarn for specific projects. Unless it is on sale or super pretty. And then it is usually the sock yarn I succumb to! 🙂

    —Laura on January 28, 2015
  • I am a stash person! I love to buy pretty things & see how I can eventually turn them into something special.

    —alison walters on January 28, 2015
  • My favorite yarn is sock yarn!

    —Debbie Schrank on January 28, 2015
  • What lovely patterns! I’ll definitely be adding this to my library.

    —Sara on January 28, 2015
  • I have so much sock yarn and only ever knit 1 pair of socks! lol

    —Stephanie on January 28, 2015
  • I buy to feed my stash, usually!

    —Debbie Schrank on January 28, 2015
  • I tend to buy for the idea of a project instead of a specific project, so I usually have a lot of extra yarn. I’ve been using sock yarn to make baby cardigans, so I’m quickly using up some of my extra yarn.

    —Ellen R. on January 28, 2015
  • I use sock yarn for many items (scarves, baby items etc.) but had not considered using it for shawls!

    —Anne Boner on January 28, 2015
  • I can’t resist all the beautiful yarns, especially when it’s on sale, so always have extra in my stash.

    —Debby on January 28, 2015
  • I love feeding my stash, and typically buy one ball more than the pattern calls for. I usually have a general plan: this will make a scarf, that will make a vest, etc. I’ve had to rein myself in, though, as I learned one really can have too much yarn. I started feeling overwhelmed to the point that I was mentally blocked. So now I concentrate on using that lovely stash, and buy only for a true deal.

    —Kathy K on January 28, 2015
  • I mostly buy for someday projects— and there’s always a someday! I’d love that book—and the yarn.

    —JudyAnn on January 28, 2015
  • I have a stash of "later" projects – like finally learning how to knit a sock heel. I like the pattern ideas in the photos – what a nice use for some really nice sock yarns on the market now.

    —Debbie on January 28, 2015
  • I buy what the pattern calls for and, no matter what, when I am working on a pair of socks and get towards the end, I am always afraid I will not have enough. It only happened once, though. I do have a huge stash of teeny little balls of left over sock yarn.

    —Patricia Cuddeback on January 28, 2015
  • I buy sock yarn, and other yarn, if I like it and can always find some project to use it for. I do have some sock yarn in my stash and have used it a couple of times to make hats. A shawl would be fun to do.

    —Pauline on January 28, 2015
  • Beautiful patterns! I definitely spend waay too much on patterns AND yarn–I just want to knit all the things, all at once. Currently, I’ve imposed a no-purchase sanction until I’ve cleared out some of my wips, but dang, do I want to make some of these.

    —Danielle Howell on January 28, 2015
  • I usually buy yarn when I see something I like. I like to stash build, and then when I do need something specific, there is a good chance I have it.

    —Marissa Gregorwich on January 28, 2015
  • I do both. I have a tendency to collect yarn and I’ll buy ahead if I find some I really like. I love to knit lace, so it helps to have some in my stash when I come across a pattern I can’t resist!

    —Cathy on January 28, 2015
  • Lovely! I adore shawls.

    —Nancy Pietraszek on January 28, 2015
  • I buy for a specific project unless I find a really good sale.

    —Linda Cooke on January 28, 2015
  • I buy the yarn I like and then find a pattern later. If I end up not having enough yarn for the chosen pattern, I just buy more and save what I already have for something else.

    —Michelle M on January 28, 2015
  • I will usually buy one more skein than is recommended by the pattern, just to be sure to have enough. This additional yarn quite often ends up being not needed so I put it in my charity knitting stash.

    —Twylia on January 28, 2015
  • I’m using sock yarns for nearly every kind of knitting, especially double-face scarfs. It’s exactly the right yarn thickness for lace, arans, or fair-isle patterns.

    —Nicole Bödeker on January 28, 2015
  • I try to buy for projects but I always end up buying for someday too:-)

    —Hannah Patton on January 28, 2015
  • I always seem to buy more than I need for someday knitting. Loved the first book. Thanks for the contest!

    —Debbie Mehlfelder on January 28, 2015
  • Love KP Capreta! I had to go cold sheep this year and am working only from stash… some pretty new sock yarn would be greatly loved here! 🙂

    —Jenn S on January 28, 2015
  • I will often buy 1 extra just in case (depending on the cost of the yarn). When I first started knitting I would buy just what the pattern called for. I knitted a sweater for my son and got halfway through the second sleeve and ran out of yarn! This was after unraveling my gauge swatch to make use of that yarn. So now I buy extra.

    —Paula Jo Merrill on January 28, 2015
  • I buy just enough yarn for a project, but while I’m in the store… I’ll buy extra yarn. One can never have enough yarn!! I admit that I am a yarnaholic! We recently relocated from South Africa to Canada. I’m so excited to buy yarn that is not available in SA!

    —Suzaan de Kok on January 28, 2015
  • My stash is full of "someday" yarn but I’m making an effort to work through a good portion of it before I buy something new!

    stefanie h on January 28, 2015
  • I have a stash in my basement. And in the spare room. And under the bed. Don’t tell my husband 🙂

    —Danielle T on January 28, 2015
  • Beautiful shawls! I just started knitting lacework scares, on to shawls next. I want to start socks sometime soon too.

    —Dawn Watt on January 28, 2015
  • I have about 10 years worth of "someday" projects! 😀

    —Amy on January 28, 2015
  • I buy yarn and then find knitting patterns to go with the yarn. I had a huge stash of yarn long before I learned to knit.

    —Lynn Reed on January 28, 2015
  • such a generous offer, and such a nice yarn! we all need a lil’ more in our stashes, right?

    —topher colin on January 28, 2015
  • I buy for a specific pattern – when it calls for non-sock yarn. But, I let my eyes and my heart select sock yarn as I find it. I love to make hats, fingerless mitts, mittens, shawls, wraps, and cowls using sock yarn. Oh yes, even an occasional pair of socks, too LOL

    —Leslie Fehr on January 28, 2015
  • I do both – buy enough (plus maybe a little more, just in case) for the current project and seem to sometines add something that also catches my eye for a future project, depending on cost. So many ideas, so little time.

    —Crystal C on January 28, 2015
  • I love using sock yarns for superwash sweaters!

    I tend to buy just what I need, but not with sock yarn. Hey, 1 skein will make a great pair of socks… someday…

    —Angela W on January 28, 2015
  • I generally buy what is required for a pattern plus a little extra. However, I have also purchased on a whim. If the colour(s) call to me, then I have to take them home. Sort of like lost kitties.

    Beautiful designs. Such talent.

    —Diana on January 28, 2015
  • Love the intricate patterns you can knit in sock weight yarns…totally beautiful!

    —Candra on January 28, 2015
  • YES!! sock yarn…. sounds WONDERFULLLLL
    teal.. ice blue.. nice blue.. all blues are nice….
    YAHOO BLUE!!

    —Susan on January 28, 2015
  • I am definitely guilty of getting yarn for "some day." Sometimes I see colors and feel textures that I would like to work with in the future, and if they are on sale or a giveaway, I just can’t help myself. When I buy in bulk though (more than 4 skeins of the same thing), it’s definitely for a pre-planned project, like my first sweater (which I am currently working on) or my planned Owl Cardigan from the Unofficial Harry Potter Knits book. ^_^

    Catherine Garcia on January 28, 2015
  • I am constantly buying yarn just because the color speaks to me. And 98% of it is sock yarn.

    —MJ on January 28, 2015
  • I mostly just buy what I need for a pattern, but sometimes I’ll buy a few skeins with nothing really in mind for them at the time – just because they’re pretty. 🙂

    —Patty on January 28, 2015
  • I guess I usually buy two skeins of sock yarn for future socks, and then get distracted by other projects. But I love to knit shawls so this is great for using some of my "sock yarn". I agree with whoever said it’s a shame to hide socks away inside shoes.

    —Marilyn Baker on January 28, 2015
  • I’m totally a someday stasher in all my favorite colours! Just can’t resist

    —Janelle on January 28, 2015
  • Sock yarn is my go to yarn. I am always buying it for projects that I will someday do! When that will be sure beats me but it’s always there, just in case!

    —Pat on January 28, 2015
  • Have not mastered socks yet, but love the colors of sock yarn, so have acquired some!

    —Sharon Moore-Fisher on January 28, 2015
  • Still learning and this book let’s me do it affordably.

    —Donna Arrington on January 28, 2015
  • I buy yarn that I love and hope to find a suitable pattern for it later!

    —Angela Medina on January 28, 2015
  • I am so excited to find out there is another use for my sock yarn. Who would have thought to make a shawl of all things. This article has really inspired me.

    —Jenna on January 28, 2015
  • Daylily in the KnitPicks yarn is gorgeous!!! I love knitting lace shawls.

    —Mary Fischer on January 28, 2015
  • I do not need any excuses to amass more sock yarn!

    —Leslie on January 28, 2015
  • I am definitely a yarn collector. You never can have enough!

    —Amber on January 28, 2015
  • I buy yarn for projects mostly, but only because I already have a stash so large I’ll never get to it all. I still occasionally buy a beautiful sock yarn when I find one.

    —Amy Kehoe on January 28, 2015
  • Long ago, and far away, I bought the yarn recommended for a project and completed that project. Over the years, I have morphed into that person who squeezes yarn to feel the endorphin rush and buys on impulse. I took over my older son’s bedroom when he moved out for the last time, and, once I filled up the bins in the oak entertainment center that I moved into the room, I have been known to hide stash in a kitchen cupboard. My husband moans/laughs over the debit/credit card bill, but he doesn’t have a record of the cash transactions. Bwaaaaaa….

    —Beverly Kilpatrick on January 28, 2015
  • I like to think of my self as an avid Yarn collector rather than an avid Knitter. I buy yarn whenever I can usually a skein here and there. I then usually use it as my inspiration to knit. It is rare that I go out and buy yarn FOR a project (though if people want me to knit something- they buy the yarn and an extra skein is my "payment)

    —Kym on January 28, 2015
  • My yarn buying is mostly buying yarn because I love the color, fiber or texture.
    I then stash it to admire it for a while or find a pattern immediately to
    fit the yarn.
    Beautiful teal sock yarn!!

    —Maggie B on January 28, 2015
  • I love sock yarn!

    —Debbie M on January 28, 2015
  • I usually pick the pattern first, then buy the yarn I need. However, I just can’t resist really unusual yarn and I’ll buy "souvenir yarn" if I find a cool shop while traveling.

    —Jennie on January 28, 2015
  • More often then not I buy yarn because of the color or texture. These means I have to look for patterns to fit the yarn!

    —Martha Johnson on January 28, 2015
  • buying yarn now to keep me busy in retirement! Love sock yarn, so versatile!!

    —Jan on January 28, 2015
  • Sock yarn shawls are so nice! Can never have enough!

    —Cheryl on January 28, 2015
  • Hope springs eternal so I do buy yarn that I will knit into something some day!

    —Nancy R. on January 28, 2015
  • The Monarda Shawl is so pretty.
    I buy yarns to "try", for small projects; tried-and-true yarns I stash in many colors. Thanks for offering the Capretta, I’d love to try it.

    —MK on January 28, 2015
  • I Have bought yarn specifically for projects and also just because I loved the colorings in the yarn ! I have lots of stash to use! Would love the book and more yarn!

    —Aleis Cessna on January 28, 2015
  • My stash is full of future projects and random skeins of "Ooooh pretty!". You can never have too much yarn! That daylily shawl is stunning!

    —Stephanie. on January 28, 2015
  • i have several projects going at once, and buy desired yarns when they go on sale, so I have a small stash.

    —Pat on January 28, 2015
  • I don’t wear socks much so my sock yarn is always bought for other projects, or just because I can’t resist it in the store…

    —Nadine on January 28, 2015
  • Would love this book and yarn to move from sock knitting to shawls.

    —Deb on January 28, 2015
  • I am an avid sock knitter. It’s one of my favorite things to knit. Once in a while I make a sweater and find the heavier gauge yarn takes some time to get used to. I’d love to make a shawl from sock yarn. The colour of that Capretta yarn is gorgeous!

    —Maiken on January 28, 2015
  • I’ll admit…I’m a impulse buyer. I buy the yarn because I love it and then find a pattern later. That probably explains why my stash is so big! 🙂

    —Susan Kesler Simpson on January 28, 2015
  • I’m definitely a toss up between buying what I need and someday yarn. Unless I know I want something specific that I don’t have, I’ll go to my stash before buying yarn for a project, but that means I have to have a stash that I can do that with 😛 I’m currently using some someday yarn from a few years ago on a shawl. Sadly, it’s sport weight, because I didn’t have enough of any one fingering or two that I liked together. Could reeeeeally use some more fingering weight for the stash <3

    —Kitty on January 28, 2015
  • I’m definitely a "someday" stash hoarder! Especially if there’s a good sale I can’t resist! Thanks for the chance to win!

    —Meme on January 28, 2015
  • I get hooked by a beautiful color or feel & the next thing I know, the stash is a little bit bigger…

    —KateP on January 28, 2015
  • Love sock yarn and have made quite a few pairs but have some skeins in my stash. Would love to have other patterns to use my stash besides socks.

    —Vicki Finchum on January 28, 2015
  • I usually buy just enough for current projects, to avoid stocking up too much yarn. Sometimes I’d buy a few skeins just because I like the yarn, but I would have to have a project in mind for it. Otherwise I wouldn’t buy it. Even when I do this, I still end up with extra yarn, because I change my mind or don’t want to make a project anymore… So I try not to plan too far in advance of what I want to knit. I try really hard to buy just what I want to knit NOW.

    —Mabel on January 28, 2015
  • I try to only buy yarn for specific projects but am not always successful 🙂

    —Christine P on January 28, 2015
  • I would love to win the book and yarn!

    —Jennifer Wollesen on January 28, 2015
  • I buy what I like hopefully (but not often) enough to make something. Then I search for a pattern on Ravelry. Backwards, only if you are never in amazing yarn stores and just can’t help yourself.

    —Debbie on January 28, 2015
  • I buy for my project and add a few more balls of yarn in for future projects. After all, when you are looking for the yarn you need, you are bound to find some that you like but doesn’t work for your project.

    —CP on January 28, 2015
  • I definitely have a growing yarn stash- I just love the palette samplers from KnitPicks!

    —JW on January 28, 2015
  • I do both. I have all of the "1-skein" books (I think) so I often buy a skein of some thing just because. But, I also purchase for specific projects.

    —JJMolvik on January 28, 2015
  • Stocking yarn whenever I visit yarn shop is what I do, project after a project and in between some small project keeps me busy n going. Sock yarns are best but takes time to need. For most of my projects, I use worsted weight yarn.

    —Namrata on January 28, 2015
  • I love, love, love sock yarn! When I walk into a yarn store, that’s the yarn I dream about working with! Love those colors!

    —Sandra on January 28, 2015
  • Sock yarn is my weakness. I think that it is all of the lovely colors. I just can’t help buying yarn that won’t be there later!

    —Cynthia on January 28, 2015
  • I buy just enough yarn.

    —Glenys on January 28, 2015
  • i buy yarn for a pattern but I don’t always use
    the yarn for
    that project so I end up with a stash and my
    friends keep giving me yarn. I love to knit and
    frequently make my own patterns especially hats
    and scarfs–my hats generate a lot of compliments.

    —Loree Lindbloom on January 28, 2015
  • I love yarn, so I am definitely guilty of buying for "some day" just because I love the colors. I love the idea of being able to use sock yarn for projects other than socks.

    —Stephanie on January 28, 2015
  • I see yarn. I buy yarn. I love yarn!

    —Donna on January 28, 2015
  • so cool

    —Annita on January 28, 2015
  • I am a relatively new knitter and usually buy yarn with a specific pattern in mind. I did buy the sock yarn shawl book and have a shawl on my needles now, I haven’t progressed to the lace part of the pattern yet and will be sitting in my lys when I start that part of the shawl.

    —Diane R on January 28, 2015
  • I definitely purchase yarn for "down the road" knitting. I may find a color or a fiber content that I just have to have. Usually, it is sock yarn, so I am pleased that Jen Lucas has come out with this book.

    —Krista on January 28, 2015
  • Love the color! Love the book as well. Each one looks like a piece of well crafted art.

    —Rachael on January 28, 2015
  • I usually buy enough for my project, but sometimes I just have to buy yarn because it’s beautiful. I have a regular stash, and a secret stash, because truly, some folks just don’t understand that you can’t have too much. 90% of the time I work with sock yarn, but recently I’ve been making felted slippers with double strands of worsted wool. I love yarn!

    —Crystal Scott on January 28, 2015
  • Love the color. I hope I win because I don’t have much sock yarn in my stash.

    —Erin Burke on January 28, 2015
  • I buy yarn a lot of the time because of the color and/or texture. My project for this winter is to learn to knit socks so this prize would be great. I have done basic knitting for years but am starting to branch out to more complex patterns. These patterns would be great.

    —Becky on January 28, 2015
  • I buy some "someday" yarn, but think in terms of the next year, not an unknown time in the future! Sock yarn is definitely one I don’t mind collecting because there are so many wonderful things to do with it– shawls are my favorite!

    —Heddi Craft on January 28, 2015
  • I do both actually…I figure that if I love the yarn, there will be a project out there that will work for it. I have learned to label my yarn and include the desired pattern with it, otherwise I know I will forget what I was thinking when I bought it. Still, two hanks of yarn in my stash that were earmarked for specific projects are now going to be used for different projects. Oh the many moods of yarn! It’s all about the moment, the feel of the yarn, the color, and just meeting that perfect pattern. Timing is everything…like finding your soulmate! Ha!

    —Michele S. on January 28, 2015
  • I treat myself to balls of sock yarn every now and again, some for specific projects and some for later. I have quite a collection.

    —seb on January 28, 2015
  • My stash is a combination of "just enough" for projects – especially for heavier weight yarns- and aspirational stash. I’ve been known to line up4 to 5 patterns for a single skein of sock yarn – testing which one looks better with the particular colorway.

    —Leticia on January 28, 2015
  • I love sock yarn! My favorite shawl is made from sock yarn, great spring weight, and gets the most complements. And it was yarn I had bought not knowing what I would make. I like to buy enough sock yarn to make a pair of socks plus. Often is made into something different.

    —Rhonda on January 28, 2015
  • I stash like crazy. I’ve been hurt too many times when putting off buying yarn because I don’t have a project in mind for it only to see it discontinued later!

    Katie on January 28, 2015
  • I buy on impulse and have a huge Yarn IRA!

    —Jan Derry on January 28, 2015
  • I usually only buy what I need for the project I am working although I have bought yarn just because I liked it.

    —Helen King on January 28, 2015
  • i love knitting. I just finished my first shawl and am ready to try another one.

    —Lindy W on January 28, 2015
  • i buy some yarn for a current project but buy for the stash when there are sales

    —Quiltnut851 on January 28, 2015
  • I do both buy yarn for specific projects and buy it because don’t wann regret getting it in the first place.

    —Suzanne on January 28, 2015
  • I buy what I fall in love with for a someday project

    —Pwhite on January 28, 2015
  • I buy yarn & a pattern together to do – some day 🙂
    That is, I have designated stash. I have not done much with sock yarn & this new book sounds interesting – especially I ebook form!

    —Lynette TeVault on January 28, 2015
  • A little of both, maybe. I try not to buy just-because yarn, but sometimes it’s just a thing that has to happen. 😉

    —Abby on January 28, 2015
  • I love looking for yarn, whether online or finding time to go browse around a LYS when traveling (because there are none where I live, which is probably good). But I always try to limit myself to buying mostly what I think I need for a project, that is until something special catches my eye. Luckily though, I only have one container full of stashed yarn!

    —Megan Peters on January 28, 2015
  • I love knitting socks and I don’t think I have enough sock yarn! I still don’t have a favourite. The last few pairs I’ve knit have involved a lot of colour work so I’m ready for a solid pair next.

    —Knitmaster_yarns on January 28, 2015
  • I usually buy about 10% extra. Or if I love the yarn, I’ll just go ahead and buy for the stash.

    —Patti Cardona on January 28, 2015
  • I buy yarn because I love to own it–it inspires more than a picture or web site! Using sock yarn for lace would be a great idea if I knew how to knit lace! Sounds like your book is a good solution!
    Dana

    —Dana Batol on January 28, 2015
  • Can’t pass up a beautiful skein of yarn calling my name!

    —Jan Grandle on January 28, 2015
  • My stash is stuffed with "some day" yarn, I’m afraid. I just love the colors and the feel. I do try to buy in bulk only for specific projects, but sometimes I get carried away.

    —Jennifer on January 28, 2015
  • Both! You can never have too much yarn!

    —Melissa on January 28, 2015
  • I LOVE SOCK YARN!!! Especially the self-striping kind. Sometimes I buy just enough and other times there’s that special skein that just beckons to be be taken home… ^_^

    —Liz on January 28, 2015
  • I buy yarn that I like ahead of time for that yet to be determined project. Love finding deals at thrift stores and garage sales! My hope is to get through my stash and then start buying yarn when I’ve selected a pattern.

    —Debbie on January 28, 2015
  • I LOVE using sock yarn for shawls–these designs are just LOVELY!

    —Yvonne on January 28, 2015
  • I am in love with yarn. I have often been accused of just collecting yarn rather than buying it primarily to knit with. I very rarely use the recommended yarn for a pattern. I buy yarn I like and then I find a pattern to go with it.

    —Tammy T on January 28, 2015
  • I buy just enough yarn for my current projects. I have never purchased or knitted with sock yarn. I am a new knitter so I have very little experience. I love the Monarda shawl, by the way.

    —Kim on January 28, 2015
  • I do both – when I buy for a project, I try to buy an extra skein/ball of yarn. Although I try not to buy yarn that it is tempting without a particular project planned. I do sometimes give into temptation. As well,since I usually buy an extra skein/ball for ‘insurance’, my stash is growing And I plan on knitting a ‘travelling’ shawl with the leftover bits to reduce the size of my stash.

    —Anne MacLellan on January 28, 2015
  • Have bought enough sock yarn to make about 8 pairs but have not made any for myself yet, maybe someday.

    —Sue on January 28, 2015
  • I love dreaming of possibilities, and the wonderful array of colors and blended color ways cause me to buy sock yarns 2 skeins at a time. With over 30 sets, I’ve started a miitered squares (2″) shawl, kind of a " Joseph’s coat" concept. Love shawls, wear them everywhere!

    —Patricia Semons on January 28, 2015
  • I buy yarn based on colour and texture and then look for the perfect pattern. I have so much yarn in my stash!

    —Tendrils on January 28, 2015
  • Beautiful patterns, beautiful yarn!

    —Lauri on January 28, 2015
  • Since I learned to knit on socks, I have stash of sock yarn. Love the idea of shawls from just a skein or two. Thanks for the chance to win the book and yarn.

    —Terri S on January 28, 2015
  • I do both – mostly buying what I need, but occasionally I see a great deal I just can’t pass up!

    —V Hieb on January 28, 2015
  • I buy yarn as I need it I don’t have a stash of yarn when I decide to do a project I buy the yarn and that’s that.

    —Arletha on January 28, 2015
  • I have lots of sock yarn. I’ve used it to make socks and shawls. I’ve even made mitered squares to put together for an afghan. Sock yarn is so useful!

    —Janet Fordham on January 28, 2015
  • I can’t resist adding to my "someday stash" if I find something too hard to leave behind. I love trying out new yarn, and matching it to that perfect project, making gifts, etc.

    —Willa on January 28, 2015
  • I try to purchase enough yarn to make a ‘type’ of project — 2 skeins fingering/sock for a triangle or half-circle shawl/shawlette, 1600-1800 yards for a full circle/square, etc. The Knitters Handy guide to yardage and a fairly good idea of what the largest size for the type of project is my base guide. Occasionally, I purchase yarn especially for a particular project, but that’s not my usual.

    And then, I’ll see a skein (or two) that I just LOVE the color and now I have to figure out what I’ll make with it (eventually).

    —CharlotB on January 28, 2015
  • I buy wool from new shops on holiday which is often and some I knit with and some is saved. Hope I win 🙂

    —Amanda O'Connor on January 28, 2015
  • i used to stock up on yarn when I came across a good sale, but I started running out of places to stash the yarn. So, unless it’s a super spectacular yarn or it’s souvenir yarn, I buy just what I need for a project.

    Karen Holderby on January 28, 2015
  • I love yarn♡ projects, stash builder, just cuz, my moto is there is no such thing as too much yarn. Thanks for the great give away♥

    —Lucinda on January 29, 2015
  • Sometimes I’m a project yarn shopper and sometimes I do something yarn. It really just depends on how much cash I have in my pocket. ^_^ I love to buy somethig squishy in a crazy wonderful color way, but I’ve tried to be realistic about it more lately as it sometimes take me forever to come up with something to do with it!

    —Barb Nelson on January 29, 2015
  • I literally just placed a huge knitpicks order before reading this. I love knitting shawls, and I love sock yarn, it’s a win win!

    —Amanda Stevens on January 29, 2015
  • I try to buy only yarn for projects in mind. I am terrible at guessing the amount needed for projects, so if I just buy yarn I am either terrible short or have an over abundance of yarn for a project I intended it for.

    —Renee on January 29, 2015
  • I totally buy yarn just because I like the looks of it. Or because I have a few dollars to go to get free shipping (this happens a lot for me at Knit Picks). Not to mention that I tend to overestimate how many "current" projects I can have going, so some of the yarn bought for current projects has turned into stash yarn now. 🙂

    —Emily on January 29, 2015
  • OMG! I live in a country where sock yarn apparently doesn’t exist so every trip home to the States means more yarn in my luggage. At this point I have about a dozen shoe boxes filled just with sock yarns,(Don’t ask about the rest!) including major Knitpicks purchases. I have Stroll on the needles now. They go for socks (1-3 pairs per year and a couple of shawls annually too.) Hmmm…If I use, max, 4 or 5 garments worth per year and purchase twice that every year when I come home… What’s worse is my daughter encourages me. I think she’s got her eyes on her future inheritance! Lol!

    —KarenJ on January 29, 2015
  • I can’t help myself when it comes to yarn. Love to touch and feel. I buy what strikes my fancy and then figure out what to make later. I love the variety of colors and the yarns. I’m ADDICTED!!!

    —Jan S. on January 29, 2015
  • Mostly I stash yarn for "someday" knitting but sometimes I buy yarn for a specific project.

    —Judy Haberstroh on January 29, 2015
  • I am such a stasher! I have to be able to see possibilities for the yarn, but but am driven by color, feel, and if shopping online, free shipping

    —nancy on January 29, 2015
  • I have more sock yarn than I can use in my lifetime and I love knitting shawls!

    —Carol Walker on January 29, 2015
  • I do both, and I always buy extra for my project so I don’t run out which creates additional yarn stash. If I see a yarn I love, I buy it. But I’m all also a fiber artist so I create whatever yarn I want. It’s Heaven!

    Linda on January 29, 2015
  • I find sock yarn especially irresistible. I usually buy sock yarn without even having a project in mind. So the stash continues to build.

    —Wendy on January 29, 2015
  • I only buy enough for the project I’m planning. But somehow I still have a respectable stash…lol

    —Laine on January 29, 2015
  • I buy yarn for someday knitting – probably too many times!

    —Teresa on January 29, 2015
  • I’m on my very first project with circular needles, and am making a cowl. I thought I would try it out before a sock project. I love it and can’t wait to finish and start something else. The shawls are absolutely beautiful.

    —Rose Hoffman on January 29, 2015
  • I always buy an extra ball. Am always scared I will run short.

    —Shelly Sargent on January 29, 2015
  • I don’t mean to buy stash yarn, it just happens. A skein here, a hank there… It’s hard to say no, but I tell myself (and my husband) that there are worse addictions to have.

    —Sara on January 29, 2015
  • I buy sock yarn to make specific socks and I buy yarn for that someday project because I like the color, the feel, or the texture of the yarn. The same reasons I buy fabric to someday make that special quilt.

    —Barbara Niekerk on January 29, 2015
  • I keep lots of sock yarn in my stash because I love to knit socks. I also just knitted a lacey scarf of sock yarn. My favorite sock yarns are NY Knitpicks. They are Stroll for winter and Comfy for summer wear. I live in eastern VA so I don’t kneed an extremely warm yarn.

    —martha edwards on January 29, 2015
  • I keep lots of sock yarn in my stash. I live to knit socks, and just knitted a lacey scarf. My favorite sock yarns are by Knitpicks. They are Stroll for winter and Comfy for summer. I live in eastern VA near the Chesapeake Bay, and don’t need extremely warm yarns, but Stroll is perfect for winter here, and Comfy is wonderful for wearing with sneakers in the summer!

    —martha edwards on January 29, 2015
  • I Buy sock yarn because it is beautiful, affordable and I love to knit socks and shawls. Capretta is waiting for my next project, a cowl or shawl to snuggle in this winter.

    —Lora Welt on January 29, 2015
  • I don’t think I’ve ever bought a single skein of yarn in my life that wasn’t intended for a project. But… I also over-buy, so, I guess you could count me in both categories!

    —Elyse on January 29, 2015
  • Very cute. I love sock yarn and love shawls. I’ll be looking for a copy of this for myself for sure.

    Venessa on January 29, 2015
  • I just buy what appeals to me. my stash is overflowing but colourful. It does make it harder on deciding what to knit; too many options. But makes a wonderful pile to roll around in. 😀

    —kayla on January 29, 2015
  • Hahaha – stash?? I have so much, it just seems to accumulate. I buy new yarn only for projects I am going to work on right away, but I always have extra left and I’ve had some relatives donate their stash to me recently as well. My current project is trying to piece together sock yarn stash to knit socks :).

    —Tracy on January 29, 2015
  • I buy colors and textures I love! I know what I want to make when I buy it, but forget later!

    —Deb on January 29, 2015
  • Re-organizing my stash is one of my favorite "chores." I re-discover beautiful skeins of yarn, usually one of a kind sock weight, results of my impulse buying. Finding just the right pattern for a particular yarn prompts me to cast on straight away. I love making shawls. There’s an endless variety of shapes, sizes and patterns. They make excellent gifts, too!

    —Janet Dolias on January 29, 2015
  • I buy for "someday" knitting – I am stashing for retirement! I do try to have a project in mind when I buy yarn and will buy enough for that project. But I have four bins full of yarn and other hobbies so most of the yarn is for another day.

    —Bonnie H. on January 29, 2015
  • I love working with sock yarn – specifically making hats! I definitely am a yarn stockpiler. Somehow I never have the yarn I need for the project I want though. 😛

    —RACHEL on January 29, 2015
  • I try to buy just the amount I’ll need. Of course, that seems to either end me up with way too much, or not enough (leading to buying more later, and then having too much).

    —Kara on January 29, 2015
  • Looks like a great collection with designs to challenge all abilities! I love knitting sock yarn shawls!

    —Shannon on January 29, 2015
  • I am a someday yarn buyer!! I sometimes have a pattern in mind but then quite often change it when I spot another pattern online!

    —Cathy Boyle on January 29, 2015
  • I do both! But lately it seems more project only related as my "someday" stash is getting VERY large! This year I actually took 12 skeins of "someday" yarn and put them into brown bag labeled 1-12. Each month I open I new bag to see what yarn I MUST use that month – it’s fun and a great way to use those yarns I love so much!

    —Christine Rival on January 29, 2015
  • Love these sock yarn shawls–would be great for spring!

    —Lynne on January 29, 2015
  • I buy what I need for the project I’m working on, that being said I usually have a lot of unfinished projects so yes I guess you could say I buy for my stash!

    —Theresa on January 29, 2015
  • I buy whatever calls to me at the moment, then I scramble to find patterns to fit the yarn. Of course, I love just browsing through my lovely stash!

    —Sheryl on January 29, 2015
  • I do both. I buy yarn according to my project need with a lottle extra in case I make a size adjustment. Sometimes I just buy yarn because I like it and the price is right. I experiment with extra yarn trying new stitches or just knit squares because I like the look of the yarn. I icorpirate the squares into an afghan eventually. 🙂

    —Lynn mancha on January 29, 2015
  • I am constantly buying yarn for both immediate project and future projects. I just can’t pass up nice sock yarn! Right now I’m using sock yarn for 2 pairs of socks, leg warmies, and a cardigan.

    —Elizabeth on January 29, 2015
  • I am a stash builder. When I see a great yarn, I look also for the pattern in the store and will by more than one color of it…for me and for a family member to be knitted as a gift.

    —Daniela on January 29, 2015
  • I love that Daylily pattern! So pretty!

    Normally I buy yarn according to the requirements of patterns I would like to knit from my Ravelry queue. If I buy yarn with no project assigned, it tends to languish in my stash.

    —Alison on January 29, 2015
  • I currently have a rule that I’m only buying yarn specifically for projects while I use the stash I already have, but I’m still adding a few extra lovely balls to each order to bring it up to free shipping. My next plan using sock yarn is actually some warm low-profile fingerless gloves.

    —Rinske on January 29, 2015
  • I don’t think I could ever have too much sock yarn. If it catches my eye, I want to own it. Also, now that I dye sock yarn for my Etsy shop, I currently have at least 20,000 yards undyed in addition to the tub full of yarn which is either commercially produced or from other indie dyers.
    I have just recently started using up some of this yarn for shawls and projects other than socks.

    Jan L on January 29, 2015
  • I love knitting and always looking for that gorgeous yarn I can’t live without. The beautiful sock yarn now available is so very versatile. I have made several scarfs and socks. Now I’m ready to try a shawl.

    —Dawn Carlon on January 29, 2015
  • I have an entire closet full of "someday" yarn.

    —Donna reed on January 29, 2015
  • I buy what I need for the pattern, but then I also buy yarn that I see that I might use for a pattern that I have stashed away….but then sometimes I forget what my plan was and wind up with beautiful yarn that I can’t remember what my plan was for it.

    —Cathy Moran on January 29, 2015
  • I buy when I see something I really like . Try to buy what I would use for a project but never use for what I intended so have left over or not enough. But then I have odd amounts to play with.

    Noreen on January 29, 2015
  • Usually when I buy sock yarn , I have something in mind for it already.It is really either for socks or gloves.If there is any left over from what I made, I use it to knit some baby socks for my new grandson who will arrive some time near the end of Feb or early March 2015.

    —Julia Dawn Mason on January 29, 2015
  • I used to buy yarn and stockpile it. Now I tend to buy it with a project in mind. I will buy something if it really catches my eye or if it is a limited colorway.

    —Colleen Bergquist on January 29, 2015
  • My stash grows way more quickly than I can possibly knit, but most of the yarn is for an intended project. It’s clearly taking over my life… Yesterday my boyfriend said to me "I think the problem with knitting is that you can’t knit fast enough to keep up with your ideas." At least he understands the struggle!

    —Tara on January 29, 2015
  • I believe the philosophy that sock yarn doesn’t count as stash! I always need a skein or two to swatch for my next design. 🙂

    —KatherineR on January 29, 2015
  • I have bought yarn in the past for projects that never got started and sometimes I bought yarn because I liked the colors and it was on sale so now I am trying to use up some of my stash. It has got out of hand and I don’t know where to store it as there is no room left. I am knitting things for my grandchildren and for other relatives to get my stash cleared out. I really could use this book as I want to make the shawls and I have lots of yarn to practice on.

    —Sandra on January 29, 2015
  • I am new to knitting so i have very little amount of yarn. I would love to buy alot, but i don’t know what to get.

    —Cathy on January 29, 2015
  • I do both! The biggest pile of "someday" yarn is definitely fingering weight – it’s so pretty, and it’s easy to talk yourself into it because you can make a project with just one skein.

    —Sylvie on January 29, 2015
  • I usually buy just for projects I have on my list, but if there is a good sale or a yarn I can’t resist, I decide on a new project, add it to the list on the spot, and purchase the yarn. Now, I need to live long enough to finish all the projects!

    —GrrannyH on January 29, 2015
  • I definitely feed the stash when I buy yarn. I buy for projects when I need them, but I love to buy beautifully colored or wonderfully textured yarn to keep for the perfect project to come along.

    —Shawn M. on January 29, 2015
  • I don’t think there is such a thing as too much yarn:) Sock yarn is one of my favourite weights to knit with, and I have to say, I’ve never thought to make a shawl with it! Love your designs!

    —Becky on January 29, 2015
  • I purchase just enough yarn for the project I am working on most of the time.

    —karla on January 30, 2015
  • of course I add to my stash, and know "someday" will come!

    —Jo Nease on January 30, 2015
  • Half the fun of knitting and crocheting is seeing and feeling the fiber. When you come across something that delights the eyes and fingers you buy first and find a project later! I think only 1 out of 10 of my projects starts with pattern first.

    —Ramie Fung on January 30, 2015
  • I buy yarn when I see it and like it. Then I figure out what to do with it later. I also buy yarn for specific projects. I have yarn that is over 10 years old that I haven’t decided what to make with it yet.

    Susan on January 30, 2015
  • love, love, love sock yarn!

    —Rrzz on January 30, 2015
  • I am always stashing . . . usually with projects in mind, but always when I find awesome yarn in some faraway place. Great giveaway! Thanks!

    —Melissa on January 30, 2015
  • I do buy a lot of "someday" yarn. Sock yarn is great because it’s so versatile – I know I can always make socks with it, but maybe it can be a scarf or shawlette. It gives me the freedom to grab that one lovely skein and know I can make something with it.

    —Susan Rosenthal on January 30, 2015
  • I have a TON of sock yarn in the stash, because I learned early on that if I pass on that magical colorway that catches my attention, I may never find it again.

    —Jennifer Morgan on January 30, 2015
  • I never buy just for a project. I sometimes buy just because the yarn is so pretty or I love the fiber and know that in time I will find use for it, even if it is just a scarf or cowl as a gift. Good yarn is like good wine. You can never have enough, and sipping a glass slowly while knitting is truly relaxing. Try it, you might like it. I do!

    —Naomi Franklin on January 30, 2015
  • I buy enough yarn for projects and also buy for someday yarn.

    —Sharon Arrington on January 30, 2015
  • I love yarns, sll kind of yarns, and I do buy in advance for something one day I will do. Many projects in mind, too little time to do them all at the moment. I do love to knit socks, one week one pair done. Easy and fast to do. But to be able to do somthing else with sock yarn, great! Thanks for this oppotunity

    —Pascale Perron on January 30, 2015
  • I usually just buy just a little more than I need – but that in no way explains my crazy stash amounts.

    —Barbara Grauvogl on January 30, 2015
  • What a lovely give away. Thank you!

    —Claire D on January 30, 2015
  • I learned to knit during WW 11 when my mother knitted socks & sweaters for servicemen. I do have a stash-including some Mohair yarn from when Sears had a yarn dept!! Would love to win this book & beautiful yarn.

    —Sarah Gray on January 30, 2015
  • Love Sock Yarn! It always seems to come in the best color runs. I have 3 different combos now waiting to be knit into something. This book looks like great inspiration! Would love to see more.

    —Alison on January 31, 2015
  • I have a stash for those "some day" projects and cannot resist buying more. This book is definitely on my wish list.

    —Terry B on January 31, 2015

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