Publisher of Independent
Knitting and Fiber Craft Books
Since 2009.

A division of
Gardiner Yarn Works

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Our Books

Indie Socks
ISBN: 9780981966816
192 pages, full color

Love hand-dyed yarns but don't always know what to do with them? Fascinated by independent yarn dyers and want to learn more about them and their businesses? This book will take you behind the scenes with profiles of 25 talented indie dyers written by Donna Arney, accompanied by designs from sock master Chrissy Gardiner featuring a yarn from each dyer. Along the way, learn Chrissy's tips and tricks for working with challenging colorways and selecting the best pattern to go with your chosen yarn.

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ISBN: 9780981966809
159 pages, full color

"A veritable toe-up masterclass complete with helpful worksheets, well-illustrated technique tutorials, and 15 fresh and varied patterns from someone who is truly passionate about socks."
- Clara Parkes,, author of The Knitter’s Book of Yarn and The Knitter’s Book of Wool

"Any knitter will succeed and thrive under Chrissy’s tutelage in this comprehensive and impeccably organized course in toe-up socks, with its generous menu of heels, toes, custom worksheets, and stunning original designs."
- Cat Bordhi, author of New Pathways for Sock Knitters and Socks Soar on Two Circular Needles

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About Us

Sydwillow Press is the book publishing arm of Gardiner Yarn Works, a wholesale knitting pattern company specializing in independent designs. You can find out more about Gardiner Yarn Works and company founder (and author) Chrissy Gardiner here.

All of the patterns included in Sydwillow Press books have been tested by multiple knitters and professionally tech edited. If you ever find an error in one of our patterns, please let us know. Errata will be posted to the books' respective websites as needed.

Please feel free to contact us with questions or concerns about any of our books, or to place a wholesale book order for your shop.

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Phone: (503) 688-0549
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