Sock Knitting Master Class: Innovative Techniques + Patterns from Top Designers (PagePerfect NOOK Book) [NOOK Book]

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Work from the ground up with knitwear design: create your own socks!

Sock Knitting Master Class showcases methods for designing and knitting creative socks, featuring signature elements and techniques from 16 top designers. You’ll learn what makes good sock design, and then dive into knitting 18 spectacular, brand-new patterns featuring the widest variety of techniques.

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Sock Knitting Master Class: Innovative Techniques + Patterns from Top Designers (PagePerfect NOOK Book)

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Overview


Work from the ground up with knitwear design: create your own socks!

Sock Knitting Master Class showcases methods for designing and knitting creative socks, featuring signature elements and techniques from 16 top designers. You’ll learn what makes good sock design, and then dive into knitting 18 spectacular, brand-new patterns featuring the widest variety of techniques.

With patterns divided into two sections by top-down and toe-up construction, Sock Knitting Master Class explores such techniques as cables, twisted stitches, lace, stranded colorwork, entrelac, shadow knitting, and intarsia worked in the round. Plus, you’ll discover inventive ways to start and end socks, shape heels and toes, and knit the soles.

Sock Knitting Master Class is an all-star assembly of the most inventive, exciting designers working in socks including Cookie A, Kathryn Alexander, Nancy Bush, Cat Bordhi, Priscilla Gibson-Roberts, Anne Hanson, Melissa Morgan-Oakes, Meg Swanson, Anna Zilboorg, and many more. And you’ll also learn how each yarn contributes to the overall design from Clara Parkes.
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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
There's a bounty of marvelous new sock knitting books publishing this season, most targeting experienced sock knitters interested in exploring new stitch and construction techniques. Budd's (Getting Started Knitting Socks) addition features patterns by a number of popular designers, including Cookie A, Anne Hanson, Chrissy Gardiner, Anna Zilboorg, Meg Swansen, and Nancy Bush. The projects are organized by construction (top-down or toe-up) and technique, and ample notes are provided for each pattern. One of the highlights of the book is the supplementary DVD, which includes a 95-minute knitting workshop with Budd. This is an excellent addition to sock-knitting collections.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781596689169
  • Publisher: Interweave Press, LLC
  • Publication date: 7/19/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 184
  • Sales rank: 598,874
  • File size: 17 MB
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Meet the Author


Ann Budd is the best-selling author of The Knitter’s Handy Book of Patterns and The Knitter’s Handy Book of Sweater Patterns. She is also the author of Getting Started Knitting Socks, Interweave Presents Knitted Gifts, Knitting Green, and Simple Style, and coauthor of Bag Style, Color Style, Lace Style, and Wrap Style. She is a book editor and the former senior editor of Interweave Knits magazine. She lives in Boulder, Colorado.
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Table of Contents


Introduction: What Makes a Good Sock Design
Function and fit
Aesthetics: relationship between parts
Sock Design Basics
Designing with Color
Stripes, Slip-Stitch, Color Stranding, Intarsia, Entrelac
Designing with Texture
Cables, Lace, Traveling Stitches
Sock Sizing
Top-Down Socks
Asymmetrical Cables (Cookie A)
Sidebar: Cables
Almondine Socks (Anne Hanson)
Sidebar: Lace
Technique: Top-Down Cast-Ons
Rose Rib Socks (Evelyn A. Clark)
Happy Go Lucky Boot Socks (Veronik Avery)
Sidebar: Jogless Jog
Sidebar: Slip-Stitch Patterns
Knot Socks (Nancy Bush)
Technique: Heel and Gusset Shaping
Thigh-High Stripes (Deborah Newton)
Sidebar: Stranded Colorwork
Mock Cables (Ann Budd)
Technique: Toe Shaping
Bavarian Blooms (Priscilla Gibson-Roberts)
Sidebar: Intarsia in the Round
Slip-n-Slide Socks (Chrissy Gardiner)
Technique: Top-Down Bind-Offs
Traveling Stitch Stockings (Meg Swanson)
Sidebar: Traveling Stitches
Three-Color Socks (Nancy Bush)
Toe-Up Socks
Up-Down Entrelac Socks (Kathryn Alexander)
Sidebar: Entrelac
Terpander Socks (Melissa Morgan-Oakes)
Technique: Toe-Up Cast-Ons
Stealth Argyles (Eunny Jang)
Sidebar: Shadow Knitting
Pussy Willow Stockings (Cat Bordhi)
Technique: Toe-Up Bind-Offs
Toe-Up Travelers (Ann Budd)
Half-Stranded Stockings (Anna Zilboorg)
Pseudo Slouch Socks (Amy Singer)
Glossary
Contributors
Sources for Supplies
Bibliography
Index
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  • Posted January 25, 2013

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    Great book for all of us that love to knit socks

    Love that I have this on my nook - then when I am talking about socks I can show the person what I am talking about.

    This book will help me take my sock knitting to the next level. Can't wait to try all the techniques and make all the socks!

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