Teach Yourself VISUALLY Sock Knitting [NOOK Book]

Overview

Socks are portable, fun to knit, and quick to complete—and they make great gifts. This step-by-step guide walks you through all the techniques used to knit beautiful socks—from buying yarn to working on double-pointed needles, from turning a heel to grafting a toe. It covers knitting socks top-down, toe-up, and flat, explains how to create various heels and toes, and gives you a dozen original patterns for everything from baby booties to knee socks. Whether you're new to knitting or just new to socks, you'll ...

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Teach Yourself VISUALLY Sock Knitting

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Overview

Socks are portable, fun to knit, and quick to complete—and they make great gifts. This step-by-step guide walks you through all the techniques used to knit beautiful socks—from buying yarn to working on double-pointed needles, from turning a heel to grafting a toe. It covers knitting socks top-down, toe-up, and flat, explains how to create various heels and toes, and gives you a dozen original patterns for everything from baby booties to knee socks. Whether you're new to knitting or just new to socks, you'll learn the skills needed for a lifetime of creative sock knitting.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118153185
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 6/20/2011
  • Series: Teach Yourself VISUALLY Consumer , #13
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 452,122
  • File size: 29 MB
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Meet the Author

Laura Chau is a self-taught knitter, designer, spinner, and dyer. She works as a custom dyer and teaches numerous classes at Toronto's popular yarn store Lettuce Knit. Laura has had multiple designs featured on Knitty.com and sells her patterns on her Web site and blog, cosmicpluto knits! (www.cosmicpluto.com).

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Table of Contents

Sock Yarn and Other Materials.

Knitting Techniques.

Get Started.

Top-Down Socks.

Flat Socks.

Toe-Up Socks.

More Sock Patterns.

Troubleshooting: Fixing Mistakes.

Care for Your Socks.

Abbreviations.

Sizing Chart and Yarn Requirements.

Where to Get Supplies.

Index.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 4, 2009

    Good Reference book

    This book is a good reference book, and the pictures are very helpful when learning a technique.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 28, 2009

    Great book, but poorly edited.

    This is a great knitting book in general. The information is clear and helpful and the patterns are nice. However, it is very poorly edited. There are patterns that have the wrong photos and missing information, as well as typos. It gives the impression that it was rushed into print before it was ready. I understand that typos are fairly common, but that a book could be printed with a main pattern photo being of the wrong sock is inexcusable.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 7, 2010

    more from this reviewer

    For "show me how" type knitters...

    I like this book, I am one of those people that learn better with a good picture of "how to" more than anything else.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 5, 2010

    Good Reference Book

    Sock knitting can be tricky, and no book is a substitute for taking a class to learn the basics. But once you know the basics, this book is a great instruction/reference book to help you branch out and try a new technique. I found the toe-up instructions to be quite helpful and easy to follow. Like another reviewer said, there is one pattern that has the wrong photo. I wish the photos of the techniques were more close-up to make them easier to follow.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted August 19, 2010

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