In this best selling knitting guide, Betsy Lee McCarthy offers 17 classic sock patterns guaranteed to keep your feet stylishly warm Choosing the right material for your project is made easy with plenty of helpful advice on the qualities of different yarns, including what feels best, what holds its shape, and what really lasts You can also take advantage of fiber substitution charts and make your own creative variations on these timeless patterns Slip your toes into one comfortable and cozy knit masterpiece after another....
|Title||:||Knit Socks!: 17 Classic Patterns for Cozy Feet|
|Number of Pages||:||299 Pages|
|File Size||:||568 KB|
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Knit Socks!: 17 Classic Patterns for Cozy Feet Reviews
I have the original sock-shaped book and I love it. I thought it would be great to have it on my Kindle - Oops! Not so!!! The tables that I so enjoy using are impossible to read on the Kindle. The pattern instructions are divided by part of sock being knitted and each part has its own table, which, in my opinion, makes this PRINT book really easy to use. If you really like the socks on the cover because of the pattern and are disappointed that there is only the one pair made that way, you can use a book of patterns and find something that will fit into the charts for the flowered socks. Get some graph paper and draw the number of stitches and rows on it, then put in the pattern you've chosen from another source - colored pencils or crayons make your own chart easy to use. I use the Intarsia and Fair Isle sections of The Knitting Stitch Bible by Maria Parry-Jones to do this sort of thing on socks and doll clothes. The book also has the following sections: Knit & Purl, Rib, Cable, Bobble, Lace, Sequins & beads. With just a little experience you can utilize a book like this to make most any pattern an original by you. I would advise any beginner knitters reading this to refuse to be put off by naysayers. If you truly want to make a pair of socks for someone, even yourself, you will be able to do it. I can say this because I learned to knit when I was 16 by making a pair of Argyle socks for my steady boyfriend. If you're being told to make a dozen scarves or potholders first, just ignore that advice and make what you really and truly want to make. You can do it!!!
If you have never knitted socks before, this knitting-bag-sized book (6"x 9") will tell you everything you need to know about knitting classic cuff-down socks. Instructions are included for three popular sock-knitting methods: (1) using double-pointed needles, (2) using two circular needles, and (3) using one long circular needle and the "Magic Loop" approach.
Purchased ebook on Kindle Fire. Text is great, but all charts are not formatted for larger screen and cannot be read...nor can they be made larger. Stick to the paperback version.
This is a good book for beginner sock knitters.
Sweet, no-nonsense overview of many useful basic sock designs. I have ALWAYS (since a teen) made all my own socks (no joke!), since LONG before sock knitting became so fashionable. I can knit 'em in my sleep - but I still purchased this book 'cause I thought it was such a nice overview of the basics. Another of Storey Publishing's very to-the-point 'old school' skills publications
Great instructions. I'm making my first pair of socks and it's really easy to follow.
I'd love to knit all the socks in this book - do you think I will make it?
Cant wait to find time to try out a few of these patterns.