While I can’t say that I’m in the camp of non-obsessive sock knitting, I know it’s not for everybody! But, with such wonderful colors, Stroll Tonal is pretty universally appealing whether you like socks or not. So, if not socks, what do you do with it? Well, I’ve got a few ideas!
First, I have to say that our IDP designers have done a bang-up job of showcasing our yarns to their best advantage. And there are a lot of patterns that would look awesome in Stroll Tonals! Here are a few:
Beverly Cardigan by Snowden Becker
Swirly Gig Earflap Hat by Beth Ellis
Surfer Girl Cami by Sami Kaplan
Ok, my niece had better hurry up and grow because she totally needs this in Stroll Tonal Blue Violet. Actually, it would be super cute and funky in any of the Tonal colors!
And for whole books chock full of inspiration, how about these:
Knit so Fine by Lisa R. Myers, Laura Grutzeck & Carol J. Sulcoski
This book features lots of different designs to make with lightweight yarns. Smaller gauge means a lot more stitches – wouldn’t it be more fun if it was a tonal yarn instead of a solid?
The New Stranded Colorwork by Mary Scott-Huff
The vibrant designs in this book match perfectly with the bright colors in Stroll Tonal. If you’ve wanted to knit a stranded sweater but were concerned about washability, Stroll and Stroll Tonal are a great fit!
This book is awesome – as evidenced by this stole. I’d love to see it in Canopy or Summer Blooms! Stroll Tonals work for larger-gauge lace really well, because the seven shades in each colorway don’t ‘buzz’ against each other – it’s very subtle and perfect for a project like this.
What’s even better is that right now, these books (and the rest of our book selection!) is on sale for 40% off. So, this is the perfect time to grab a new book and some new yarn! Even if socks aren’t your thing, Stroll Tonal is a fun, versatile yarn that will bring a lot of life to your knitting palette!