Knit Your Socks on Straight: A New and Inventive Technique with Just Two Needles

Knit Your Socks on Straight: A New and Inventive Technique with Just Two Needles

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by Alice Curtis
     
 

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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

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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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Library Journal
Curtis, a seasoned knitting instructor, encountered a number of students who wanted to knit socks, but were intimidated by the double-pointed needles required to knit a small tube. This led to the development of her sock-knitting technique, which uses two straight needles to knit a flat sock, which is then seamed using a crochet hook. Though knitting socks flat isn't a brand-new technique, Curtis focuses on designing socks that are comfortable, wearable, and a step up from plain vanilla. The result? Attractive socks that knitters with a deep-seated fear of double-pointed needles can create. VERDICT Curtis's technique isn't for everyone, but her addition to knitting literature will open up sock knitting to a new audience.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781612120089
Publisher:
Storey Books
Publication date:
06/18/2013
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
349,148
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

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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