Socks Soar on Two Circular Needles: A Manual of Elegant Knitting Techniques and Patterns

Socks Soar on Two Circular Needles: A Manual of Elegant Knitting Techniques and Patterns

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by Cat Bordhi, Cat Bordi

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Passing Paws Press
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8.30(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.20(d)

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Socks Soar on Two Circular Needles 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I knit my first pair of socks on double pointed needles and thought it was okay. I had heard about this book and thought I'd give it a go. I'll never go back. I knit so much faster and have not dropped a single stitch. This is a great technique to master. I can't wait to knit all the socks in this book!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I bought this book when I first learned to knit socks--I was planning to knit on dpns, but the size needles I needed was not available. At the suggestion of another knitter, I tried the circular method and haven't stopped yet. Knitting socks is one of my favorite projects and I use Cat's simple sock pattern the most out of the hundreds of patterns out there. Her instructions are clearly stated and the included patterns in this book are terrific. I highly recommend it to anyone who is looking to expand their repetoire of techniques.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love this book. I learned to knit four years ago and was afraid to try socks. But I heard so much about this wonderful book. And how easy it was. Yes, it is easy. After I learned, my neighbor Ethel, who is 86, showed me a sock she was knitting with 4 double pointed needles. I showed her how I was knitting a socks, and she got tears in her eyes. I bought her a pair of circular needles as a gift and she loves them. Never too old to learn a new trick!!! Ethel says that Cat invented a better mousetrap for knitters. Pretty funny.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Reviewer: A reader from Bellingham, WA I am a minority, a man who knits. More and more men are taking up this age-old art, though. In my office (I am an architect) two other men knit also. Centuries ago it was men, not women, who did the knitting. Anyway, I have been knitting socks for my size 14 feet for several years, laboriously following the traditional methods and using the same tools as those men did centuries ago: sets of double-pointed needles. They have certain small advantages, but nothing compared to the amazing speed and opportunities the two circular needles offer. I will never use double-pointed needles again. It takes literally moments to learn Cat's method. So why do you need her book? It contains handsome patterns for both men and women, and explains clearly how to translate the old kind of pattern to her method. That way you can still use your favorite sock patterns (one of mine is a Nancy Bush design). It's so simple (Cat even says so) that you scarcely need the book. But you do--because of the vaariety of patterns she offers, as well as pages and pages of tips and tricks that you'll use later for socks and collars and sleeves and all kinds of other knitting. One more thing--she is funny and gentle, and she understands that you need good explanations. The photographs are so beautiful you could frame them. Get this book, and your feet will have more socks!