Knit Your Socks on Straight: A New and Inventive Technique with Just Two Needlesby Alice Curtis
Put those clunky double-pointed needles down and learn to knit fabulous socks on your straight needles. Sharing her groundbreaking technique for straight-knit socks, Alice Curtis provides step-by-step instructions for 20 original patterns that feature a variety of yarns and an array of motifs ranging from cables to argyle. The possibilities for creative variations
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Put those clunky double-pointed needles down and learn to knit fabulous socks on your straight needles. Sharing her groundbreaking technique for straight-knit socks, Alice Curtis provides step-by-step instructions for 20 original patterns that feature a variety of yarns and an array of motifs ranging from cables to argyle. The possibilities for creative variations are endless, and each pattern can easily be adapted to any size. Get inspired and use your straight needles to knit stylish masterpieces that will keep your feet cozy and warm.
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Alice Curtis was the owner of The Pincushion Patch, a yarn shop in Little Falls, NY. She created sock patterns for knitting on two straight needles so she could teach her students the technique she developed.
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Knit Your Socks on Straight A New and Inventive Technique with Just Two Needles by Alice Curtis Wanted to read this book because 1. I love knitting and 2. I've knit socks but need to improve my skill level and thought this is a different way to knit socks. First are the basics and then different techniques and why they might work for some socks and sometimes other methods look better in the long run. One thing I found most helpful was the discussion of the different heels and the different toe shapes. I've done a few just following a pattern on 4 needles. Like the layout of the patterns and what is needed, gauge and just the cleanness of how it's all laid out in front of you. Love the magnified stitch of each of the socks, and their very colorful playful names for the socks. Most important to me as I can wear a man's size 10 shoe, love the variety of sizes available. Fireside would be my favorite, elegant but simple stitching. For the more challenging there are 5 patterns that are charted. The others are all row by row written instructions. Great book, one for all levels and you can feel great about being able to make socks if you've dreaded the complications of making them. This book makes them an easy thing to do. Comes with abbreviations and diagrammed glossary of how to do some techniques. The spiral bound book also would be great for not losing your place as the book can lie flat. 1612120083
Have you seen this book yet, that just came out today? Have you admired the crazy gorgeous yarn on the front cover or the designs on the inside? Have you started knitting socks yet? Anyone who reads my blog knows I knit a lot of socks – a lot – though I make mainly basic, easy, toe up socks and don’t often challenge myself in the socknitting department… or really, the knitting department. (I’ll challenge myself with crochet sometimes, but knitting… knitting is just for me, and for fun, and I really do like the basics though I do know how to do any knitting technique under the sun & teach them all on a regular basis). Now, that being said, I love to knit in the round (and regularly turn flat knit patterns into being knit in the round) but I can’t wait to start the socks in this book. OK, whew… went off on a tangent there, didn’t I? So the book begins with the basics… how to, gauge, and specific sock knitting techniques as well, such as turning the heel. Then come the socks… oh the gorgeous socks! There’s 15 patterns here, from the basic worsted weight sock to the fancy, fingering weight texture or cabled socks, and there’s baby socks and heavier slipper socks. Surprisingly, there’s only a few intarsia designs (Coffee Break would make EXCELLENT scrap socks) & only one pair of lace socks (though admitably it’s gorgeous). Alice Curtis, who’s an LYS owner (lucky girl), even explains the best way to seam the socks… and seriously… it’s not hard, and the finished socks look good. Crocheters, are you listening? She’s having us slip stitch the sock seam!
5 out of 5 for this reader folks! Next to curling up with a great piece of spicy fiction, crafting and cooking are my next fave thing to do! Knitting in particular is high on that list! I requested this book for review strictly by the title ... "JUST TWO NEEDLES...". I have tried knitting socks with the 4 needle technique and I truely hate it .. so I was pleasantly surprised by this terrific pattern book. Inside this book, you will find all kinds of fun, challenging, not so challenging, well thought out, easy to read and follow, patterns for some pretty amazing socks. I can knit for my whole family from this book. I also loved the names to these patterns! I am about to teach my daughters how to knit and will make sure this book is kept close by for when they want to dive into the world of sock knitting! Highly recommend this book to my fellow knitters! HAPPY KNITTING! :)
This book is a great idea...but, thete are a lot mistakes in the directions. I'm not a beginner knitter but not terribly experienced. The first thing I noticed was the directions for the first sock has 1x1 rib stated wrong. This is not the only mistake on the first sock! I'll probably keep the book but will have to make sure about the directions.
I am looking forward to doing some of the projects