Knit Socks!

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Practical and Pretty, Cozy and Colorful
With the friendly instruction of knitting teacher Betsy Lee McCarthy, you can produce a pair of beautiful socks on your first try. Covering everything from choosing yarns to adapting patterns to any type of needle, Knit Socks! gives stitchers the confidence to get started and the skills to tackle more challenging projects. Wear them yourself or give them as gifts; handmade socks never go out of style.

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Overview

Practical and Pretty, Cozy and Colorful
With the friendly instruction of knitting teacher Betsy Lee McCarthy, you can produce a pair of beautiful socks on your first try. Covering everything from choosing yarns to adapting patterns to any type of needle, Knit Socks! gives stitchers the confidence to get started and the skills to tackle more challenging projects. Wear them yourself or give them as gifts; handmade socks never go out of style.

"Knit Socks! shows how to produce a pair of lovely socks - even if it's your first try at a knitting project."  — The Needlecraft Shelf, Library Bookwatch

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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Storey has added two entries to its colorful series of knitting pattern books, which features sturdy, die-cut, paper-over-board binding and an affordable price tag. Scarves are a popular first project for beginners and are so easy to knit that surely another book about them is overkill. Or is it? Jensen (Hooked on Crochet) combines patterns for a wide variety of scarves with a wealth of knitting tips and ideas to assist readers in designing scarves. A range of alternative yarns is pictured for most scarves. Designer McCarthy includes even more knitting instruction, reflecting the complexity of sock knitting compared with scarf knitting. Longtime knitters will appreciate her tips for achieving a "jogless jog" when knitting stripes in the round and for knitting with five double-pointed needles instead of four. Like other books in the series, these are aimed at readers who know the rudiments of knitting, i.e., how to knit and purl. Each design is pictured in a full-page color photo with full instructions in a reader-friendly, row-by-row chart of knitting instructions. A good buy for public libraries. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781580175371
  • Publisher: Storey Books
  • Publication date: 9/15/2004
  • Series: Knit Ser.
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 817,357
  • Product dimensions: 7.25 (w) x 9.88 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Meet the Author

Betsy McCarthy teaches knitting workshops for beginning and experienced knitters. She is famous for her simple, innovative knitwear patterns and for her teaching method, which gives students the technical expertise and confidence to create their own knitwear designs. Her sock and hat patterns have been published by Fiber Trends. McCarthy lives in Washington.

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Table of Contents

Handmade Is Beautiful! 4
Starter Stockinette 22
Little Guys 28
Rock 'n' Ribbed 34
Fireside Stripes 40
Country Clogger 48
Best Foot Forward 56
Shadow Box 66
Low-Roll Sporty 74
Off the Cuff 80
Straight-Laced 86
Checkered Textures 96
Classy Slip-Up 104
Relax and Breathe 112
Winter Garden 122
Peaks 'n' Valleys 134
Acknowledgments 142
Index 143
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 31, 2008

    Easy, complete, friendly!

    I really enjoy this book and have knit several sock patterns out of it! I especially like that so many of the patterns are written for more than one gauge. There are lots of little tips scattered throughout, too. And many of the socks are CUTE!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 14, 2009

    The knit socks book

    this is by far one of the easiest learn how to books I have ever purchased.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 30, 2009

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    disapointing

    Only three of the patterns are for single strands of sock or fingering weight yarn. The socks are too heavy for most people's comfort.
    I'm sorry I spent my Christmas gift card on this disapointment.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 12, 2005

    Sooo sooo book

    I haven't knitted socks for a very long time and got this book as a refresher and it was the only sock book on the shelf. I knitted the basic stockinette sock in a size women's small to medium according to the directions and found the sock extremely large. This book also looked a little worn like it had been bought and returned several times. I plan on returning it too.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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