Getting Started Knitting Socksby Ann Budd
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… See more details below
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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 sizesfrom child through adult largeat 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.
Sock knitting has a reputation as being a difficult byway of the craft, involving as it does numerous tiny double-pointed needles and an esoteric maneuver called "turning the heel." Interweave Press book editor Budd (The Knitter's Handy Guide to Sweater Patterns), however, sees the satisfaction of wearing your own hand-knitted socks as far outweighing the challenges of making them. Knitters wishing to pick up the skill will find her book invaluable, as it instructs on each element of the process step by step and includes copious photographs and drawings. The excellent collection of 16 patterns ranges from basic to skill-building, e.g., those that introduce color, lace, and texture to basic sock patterns. Essential for all knitting collections.
"Essential for all knitting collections." - Library Journal
"I strongly recommend this book for anybody who wants to become a sock knitter." - Knitter's Review
"The best beginning sock book that has been published so far. That is all. Go buy it." - Knitty.com
"No detail is ignored and Ann anticipates questions as if she is sitting next to you. This is a finger twitching book--it makes me want to drop everything and knit something from it right now." - KnitPicks Podcast
"One of the best sock knitting books to come out in a long time." - Knitting News Cast
"Photography is sharp with a tight focus providing an excellent reference for those needing a visual guide through every step." - Monsters and Critics.com
"With this book from Interweave Press, you'll be knitting gorgeous socks in no time." - Let's Knit (UK)
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