The Knitter's Book of Socks

The Knitter's Book of Socks

The Yarn Lover's Ultimate Guide to Creating Socks That Fit Well, Feel Great, and Last A Lifetime

eBook - 2011 | 1st ed.
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A sock is a work of wonder. No other knitted garment has as many structural demands or endures as much wear and tear. The humble sock must defy gravity, suffer the confines of our shoes, and endure being trampled on all day long.
All too often, the root cause of a sock's triumph or failure is the yarn itself. In The Knitter's Book of Socks, Clara Parkes shows you how to knit socks from yarn up, following the sock yarn life cycle from its foundations to its final moments on a proud foot. By understanding a sock's basic needs--elasticity, strength, and moisture management--you'll learn how to play with these tools like building blocks, confidently combining fiber, twist, ply, pattern, and clever stitch tricks to construct your perfect pair of socks.
To help put these principles into practice, The Knitter's Book of Socks also offers 20 fresh, original patterns from today's sock-design luminaries, including Cookie A, Cat Bordhi, Ann Budd, Nancy Bush, Anne Hanson, and Melissa Morgan-Oakes. The socks presented here run the gamut from simple knit-and-purl combinations suitable for beginners to innovative designs with lush colorwork, swirling cables, and delicate lace.
Understanding the elements of yarn is the first step on every successful sock knitting journey. With this book as your guide, you'll learn how to make any sock yarn shine and love every pair of socks you knit.
Publisher: New York : Potter Craft, c2011.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780307586810
Characteristics: 1 online resource : col. ill.
Additional Contributors: Advantage OverDrive


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Jul 05, 2012

I'm still learning the art and science of knitting socks, and this book is a beauty. Lots, but not too much technical stuff, and a generous serving of very pretty sock patterns to practice on. I should save up my pennies and buy a copy of this book for myself.

Nov 02, 2011

I keep seeing the same sock patterns over and over again with only slight differences. Nevertheless, many of these are so lovely you'll be tempted to wear cropped pants all year -- even in winter -- just to show them off!


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