Sock Innovation: Knitting Techniques & Patterns for One-of-a-Kind Socks

Sock Innovation: Knitting Techniques & Patterns for One-of-a-Kind Socks

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by Cookie A
     
 

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Unconventional, rule-breaking socks are part and parcel in this unique guide to sock knitting that includes 15 new sock patterns. The skills of the average sock knitter are increased through design exploration and advanced stitch manipulation, treating the sock as a knitted canvas where elements are strategically and intentionally placed. New designs of floral lace

Overview

Unconventional, rule-breaking socks are part and parcel in this unique guide to sock knitting that includes 15 new sock patterns. The skills of the average sock knitter are increased through design exploration and advanced stitch manipulation, treating the sock as a knitted canvas where elements are strategically and intentionally placed. New designs of floral lace patterns, angular geometric shapes, and unusual cables are presented along with detailed instructions on modifications to suit needs and aesthetics. The incredible range of style and complexity in this guide runs from sweet and simple to delightfully imaginative.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Cookie A's sock patterns have been so popular that I know expectations were very high for this book. Having spent some time with it, I can say that the book meets and exceeds every expectation I had. This is a brilliant and valuable book that every avid sock knitter will want to own." - Knitter's Review

"[This] popular sock designer talks about...potentially sticky issues in easy-to-understand language. The 15 socks themselves are feasts of the traveling cables, lace and unusual patterning sock knitters devour." - Yarn Market News

"Cookie is a designer who deserves watching." - Knit 'N Style

"5 out of 5 stars. Wow, those socks! It is the most thorough sock book that I have seen...and there have been many. These sock designs are absolutely fabulous." - Knitting News

"Peek inside [the author's] creative brain...how she creates her fab patterns. I found just the top of her socks mesmerizing, the way she weaves her ribs or cuffs into the heart of her designs." - The Oregonian

"If you're an advanced knitter looking for unique sock patterns, then you'll appreciate knitwear designer Cookie A's recently published book, Sock Innovation." - Detroit News

"Thought you knew everything about sock knitting? Think again! This book takes the craft of socks to a whole new level." - AllAboutYou.com

"A real treat for adventurous sock knitters. Cookie's designs are magnificent." - Knitty.com

Quick & Easy Crochet
Each chapter builds on skills and terminology from previous chapters and useful tables are scattered throughout.
Detroit News
If you're an advance knitter looking for unique sock patterns, then you'll appreciate knitwear designer Cookie A's recently published book, Sock Innovation
The Oregonian
Peek inside [the author's] creative brain . . . how she creates her fab patterns. I found just the top of her socks mesmerizing, the way she weaves her ribs or cuffs into the heart of her designs.
Knitter's Review
Cookie A's sock patterns have been so popular that I know expectations [are] very high . . . This is a brilliant and valuable book that every avid sock knitter will want to own.
Knit 'N Style
Cookie is a designer who deserves watching.
Knitty.com
A real treat for adventurous sock knitters. Cookie's designs are magnificent.
Yarn Market News
[This] popular sock designer talks about . . . potentially sticky issues in easy-to-understand language. The 15 socks themselves are feasts of the traveling cables, lace and unusual patterning sock knitters devour.
AllAboutYou.com
Thought you knew everything about sock knitting? Think again! This book takes the craft of socks to a whole new level.
Library Journal
Cookie A.'s sock designs are incredibly popular, and her design workshops sell out quickly. Here, her love of the craft shines through in numerous beautiful new patterns, and her gentle encouragement will help any knitter create the next big sock design. A standout.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781596681095
Publisher:
Interweave Press
Publication date:
04/01/2009
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author

Cookie A. has designed patterns for Knitty, Vogue Knitting, Knit.1, Twist Collective, and the Blue Moon Fiber Arts Rockin' Sock Club. Her pattern line, Cookie A Knitwear Designs, debuted in 2007 and was an immediate hit. She teaches throughout North America and lives in Mountain View, California. Recently, Cookie was nominated as a finalist in the 2012 About.com Readers' Choice Awards for favorite knitwear designer. Find her online at cookiea.com.

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Sock Innovation: Knitting Techniques & Patterns for One-of-a-Kind Socks 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
keepersathome3 More than 1 year ago
This is an amazing book. All the patterns is this book are very unique. She provides excellent information on her sock designing process. These socks are best for those who would like to strech beyond the typical socks. The directions are easy to follow. She also provide information on how to size the socks for your foot.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great designs, lots of information on sock design and construction. A must have book for any knitter's library.
ketlian More than 1 year ago
Delightful and informative, Cookie A leads you through the construction of beautiful socks with charm and wit. Even if you have never considered knitting a sock, you find your fingers itching to pick up needles and yarn to cast on! Her socks call out to both the practical as well as the artistic side of every knitter. A must have for a knitters library!
SusanMR More than 1 year ago
These sock patterns are beautiful and creative. I am just learning how to knit socks. I have tried a few patterns and they are difficult for me to follow. I think an experienced knitter would find these patterns to be challenging. I think anyone would love to get a gift of a pair of socks made from this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cookie A delights me. I would buy this book for knitters who enjoy a challenge, and who appreciate thoughtful creativity. She satisfies my need to smile, as well as knit beautiful socks.
Sassy_Momma-Knitta More than 1 year ago
Because a reader of this book is more than likely familiar with sock knitting as well as Cookie A. patterns, Cookie A. explains concepts of sock design concisely. Just from first chapters of the this book, I feel like I could design my own socks (although I'll stick with knitting her patterns for now!). Like most Cookie A. sock patterns, those presented in SOCK INNOVATION require attention to detail; however, if you can read a knitting pattern and knit in the round, you can knit any pattern from this book. Because SOCK INNOVATION is softcover, I intend to take my book to an office-supply store to have a spiral binding inserted. As long as text and charts are not too close to the binding--which they aren't in this book--a spiral binding can be inserted with disruption to the text.
lavenderlady2 More than 1 year ago
I own other sock knitting books and have made Cookie A's Asymmetrical Cable socks in the past. I love the many new patterns in this book and can't wait to try them. Love making socks, great for gifts!! This book is a welcome addition to my knitting resources.
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