Socks are one of the most popular projects among experienced knitters, yet they can mystify beginning knitters.
Socks require techniques not typically used in simple projects such as scarves and hats, but these techniques are as easy to learn as the basic knit and purl stitches.
In fact, you can knit your very own socks, and veteran sock knitter Ann Budd shows you how.
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 will learn the fundamentals of sock knitting, a vareity of ways to achieve similar results, and a host of time-proven tips that ensure success. Included are basic instructions for knitting socks at five different sizes and for five different gauges.
Whether you want to knit a pair of delicate dress socks for your ten year old niece, a pair of sturdy boot 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 colour or texture, either by following one of the sixteen 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 will have made your first sock...then its mate.
Then, before you know it, you will be your own sock-knitting machine.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 136 pages, 140 colour illustrations
- Publisher: Interweave Press Inc
- Publication Date: 09/07/2007
- Category: Knitting & crochet
- ISBN: 9781596680296
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Review by knittingpanda87
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.
Review by mvrdrk
Not enough technical detail on how to size socks. Good instructions on some techniques, especially heel flaps.
Review by knitomatic
excellent introductory book, but does not include toe-up technique, magic loop.
Review by lucy3107
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.