Getting Started Knitting Socks, Hardback

Getting Started Knitting Socks Hardback

4 out of 5 (4 ratings)


If you can knit and purl, you can knit your very own socks, and veteran sock knitter Ann Budd shows you how in Getting Started Knitting Socks.

Each step - from casting on stitches for the leg to working the misunderstood Kitchener stitch at the toe - is broken down into its basic elements and illustrated with clear photographs and drawings.

Along the way you'll learn the fundamentals of sock knitting, a variety of ways to achieve similar results, and a host of time-proven tips that ensure success. In Getting Started Knitting Socks, you'll find basic instructions for knitting socks at five different gauges and for five different sizes.

Whether you want to knit a pair of delicate dress socks for your ten-year-old niece, a pair of sturdy book socks for your older brother, or a pair of bulky slipper socks for yourself, we've got your feet covered.

If you get tired of the basic sock, add some color or texture, either by following one of the 16 patterns provided or by adding your own stitch pattern - dozens of rib, cable, and lace patterns are provided for your own experimentation. So get started knitting socks - soon you'll have made your first sock ...then its mate. Then, before you know it, you'll be your own sock-knitting machine.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 136 pages, colour illustrations throughout
  • Publisher: Interweave Press Inc
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  • Category: Knitting & crochet
  • ISBN: 9781596680296



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This book is a great resource book. I taught myself to knit socks with this book and it showed pictures of everything step by step which I loved as a beginning knitter who wanted to learn to make socks. I also love that instead of just being able to knit ribbed legs on the socks it gives you a list of stitch patterns that will work for the leg of a sock so that you can pick whichever one you want to use for your socks.

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Not enough technical detail on how to size socks. Good instructions on some techniques, especially heel flaps.

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excellent introductory book, but does not include toe-up technique, magic loop.

Review by

This book is fantastic. I've been wanting to learn to knit socks for a long time, but everything I read made it seem so difficult. Budd has put together a gem here, with clear instructions accompanied by generously-sized images. The first chapters cover selecting your yarn and needles and demonstrate all of the techniques necessary to make a simple sock. The remaining sections provide basic patterns, starting with a simple crew sock and progressing to more complex socks using cables and lace designs. The book is definitely geared towards sock beginners, and experienced sock knitters looking for complex designs and patterns will find the book lacking in that regard, but I would recommend this book in a heartbeat for every library knitting collection and any one looking for a first or second sock book.