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Sock Knitting Master Class: Innovative Techniques + Patterns from Top Designers

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Synopsis:

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. Youll 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, youll discover inventive ways to start and end socks, shape heels and toes, and knit the soles. On a bonus enclosed DVD, Ann showcases all you need to know to knit fun, inventive socks, including a few special tips from this master sock knitter.

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 youll also learn how each yarn contributes to the overall design from Clara Parkes.

About the Author

Ann Budd is the best-selling author of The Knitters Handy Book of Patterns and The Knitters 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.

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

Product Details

ISBN:
9781596683129
Author:
Budd, Ann
Publisher:
Interweave Press
Subject:
Knitting
Subject:
Needlework - Knitting
Subject:
Crafts-Needlework
Edition Description:
Trade Paper and DVD
Publication Date:
20110731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Two-color art throughout, color photos t
Pages:
184
Dimensions:
9 x 8.5 in

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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. Youll 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, youll discover inventive ways to start and end socks, shape heels and toes, and knit the soles. On a bonus enclosed DVD, Ann showcases all you need to know to knit fun, inventive socks, including a few special tips from this master sock knitter.

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 youll also learn how each yarn contributes to the overall design from Clara Parkes.

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