Getting Started Knitting Socks (PagePerfect NOOK Book) [NOOK Book]

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From cast-on stitches to binding off, this handbook details the simple steps needed to turn seemingly complicated sock knitting projects into easy and enjoyable activities. Helpful photographs and instructional drawings ensure that even inexperienced knitters will be able to produce high-quality socks and handle more complicated techniques, such as the Kitchener stitch at the toe. Using instructions for five different sizes—from child through adult large—at five different gauges, knitters can produce styles ...
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Getting Started Knitting Socks (PagePerfect NOOK Book)

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Overview


From cast-on stitches to binding off, this handbook details the simple steps needed to turn seemingly complicated sock knitting projects into easy and enjoyable activities. Helpful photographs and instructional drawings ensure that even inexperienced knitters will be able to produce high-quality socks and handle more complicated techniques, such as the Kitchener stitch at the toe. Using instructions for five different sizes—from child through adult large—at five different gauges, knitters can produce styles ranging from delicate dress socks to thick and furry slipper socks. More adventurous knitters can add variety and flair by following one of 16 unique designs or trying one of the dozens of rib, cable, and lace patterns provided. With plenty of tips and a handy stitch dictionary, this guide unleashes the creativity and fun of sock knitting.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781596688025
  • Publisher: Interweave Press, LLC
  • Publication date: 9/1/2007
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 136
  • Sales rank: 578,818
  • File size: 8 MB

Meet the Author


Ann Budd is the best-selling author of The Knitter’s Handy Book of Patterns and The Knitter’s Handy Book of Sweater Patterns. She is also the author of Getting Started Knitting Socks, Interweave Presents Knitted Gifts, Knitting Green, and Simple Style, and coauthor of Bag Style, Color Style, Lace Style, and Wrap Style. She is a book editor and the former senior editor of Interweave Knits magazine. She lives in Boulder, Colorado.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 15, 2008

    Great Book for Learning to Knit Socks

    I've been knitting for about 40 years now, and have knitted everything from sweaters to afghans to Christmas stockings, hats, scarves, etc. However, until recently had only knitted tube socks, which are pretty easy. I've always wanted to learn to knit regular socks so figured I would attempt. This book is great! Everything is written clearly and the directions are easy to follow. I like the idea that directions are given for all weights of yarn. It's a very enjoyable process, and I am now working on my 3rd pair. I'm experimenting a bit with the tops of the socks now rather than just using the usual ribbing. I would recommend this book to anyone who is just starting to knit socks. You can't go wrong with the easy-to-follow directions.

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2007

    Fabulous Book for the Beginning Sock Knitter

    After making several scarves for myself and friends, I decided to tackle knitting socks. I intially purchased a different book on sock knitting and really struggled. I ran across Getting Started Knitting Socks at the local yarn shop, and I just finished my first pair. The book is easy to use with clear directions. I really appreciated the photos and illustrations to help me through my first sock. Getting Started Knitting Socks is a clearly written how to book. I've already jumped into working on a second pair of socks because I'm hooked and I feel confident enough to try some of the patterns shown in the book.

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 15, 2009

    I Also Recommend:

    This IS the sock knitting book.

    This is truly the only book you need to learn to knit socks. I tried to "get it" from other sock knitting books but ended up frustrated and not understanding. When I came upon this book in the bookstore, I thought as I perused it that it might work. But I didn't really appreciate the book until I "Got Started". So, if you have gone down the same path as I have, and would like to crack the sock knitting puzzle, I believe you will be very pleased with this book.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 20, 2009

    I Love This Book!

    When I purchased this book, I had only knit a scarf before. I am not a proficient knitter, but I am pleased to say that I just finished my first sock and it looks great. I used a variegated yarn that knits a cool pattern into the sock, but I can't wait to try knitting one of the many cabled patterns illustrated. Don't let intimidation keep you from knitting socks anymore. This book is so sequential in detail that you can't go wrong.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 14, 2010

    Great Knitting addition

    I was ready to give up on making socks.I had used a couple different books from the library and was shown by a yarn shop owner but still didn't quite get it. I looked knitting socks up on B&N then decided to try this book. Good move! It has great directions. There are lots of great eye catching pictures that show how to or just the finished socks pictures. It also contains a nice variety of sock patterns. There are lots of great "to know" info at the beginning of the book. I would recommend this book to any beginner or someone that just wants a good sock pattern book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 10, 2014

    Great book for beginners

    It has sock patterns for all sizes. It also has step by step instructions with tons of pictures to guide you through your first pair of socks. And scattered throughout the book is tips and hints on making your socks better. At the end if the book is many cute variations to the original sock pattern. I hope this review has been helpful. Good luck.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 15, 2013

    Sock Bible!

    I actually learned to knit socks from this book, with no other help. I still use the patterns. I wanted to knit socks because I have a hard time buying my size, so I particularly liked the wide range of sizes in the patterns. She gives a good description of how to determine the proper size.
    The photos are beautiful and the descriptions very clear without too much jargon. I initially bought the paper book, then got the eBook so I could have it with me when I travel.

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  • Posted April 8, 2012

    Great book for making socks!

    This book has wonderful instructions for all aspects of knitting socks. My sister and I took a class on how to knit socks and we had this book with us. The instructor said that this book is the one she would have suggested for us to buy. The directions are very easily understood, the illustrations are very helpful, and the patterns are fun to try. Using this book as a guide, I have now made 2 pairs of socks and I love them!

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