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Socks a la Carte 2: Toes Up!: Pick & Choose Patterns to Knit Socks Your Way
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These socks will keep you on your toes
Jonelle Raffino and Katherine Cade are back with more toe-tapping designs in this follow-up to the best selling Socks ? la Carte. Create perfectly fitting pairs every time with toe-up construction and sizing tips from the experts. Become a master sock designer by combining interchangeable foot, leg and cuff patterns to create your own original designs. Perfect for sock mavens and beginners alike, Socks ? la Carte 2 combines design savvy with easy-to-follow instructions to knit eye-catching socks every time.
Inside you'll find:
Innovative flip pages: Preview your designs before you knit them by matching the foot, leg and cuff of your choice. See what your socks will look like before you knit them.
Easy tutorials: Clear, illustrated instructions guide you through the toe-up technique, specialized cast ons, sock sizing and more
Thousands of design possibilities: Totally unique and personalized socks are possible with over 50 pattern options. Create literally thousands of different pairs
Toe-up socks are easy with Socks ? la Carte 2. Knit your perfect pair today
"Socks a la Carte" is the ultimate resource for sock-knitters who want to design their own original patterns without starting completely from scratch. The unique flip section is where the pages are divided into three categories: cuff, leg, and sock body, which includes the heel and toe.
You will be able to design your own original sock patterns without having to know how to write a pattern by choosing from a variety of sock cuff, body, heel and toe pattern combinations, this time from the toe up. While most knitters first learn how to make socks from the cuff down, toe up construction is quickly growing in popularity. Working from the toe up allows you to try on socks as they and never worry about running out of before the sock is finished. Following the same format as Socks La Carte, the book starts with general instructions for toe-up sock construction, including measuring feet and making calculations based on gauge. The bulk of the book will be composed of the flip pages and the pattern instructions. Each of the flip pages is divided into thirds; the top third features a cuff pattern, the middle showcases a body choice, and the final flap pictures a heel and toe. You can flip the flaps to see how different elements will work together to make a single sock. Each flap will be labeled with the name of the pattern and the page number for the written pattern. The book will also feature a gallery of completed socks.
Socks a la Carte is the ultimate resource for sock knitters who want to design their own original patterns without starting completely from scratch. General instructions at the beginning of the book outline the basics of sock construction, including measuring feet and making calculations based on gauge. The unique flip section is where the pages are divided into three categories: cuff, leg and sock body, which includes the heel and toe. Readers can flip these pages to see how the individual elements work together and then mix and match these patterns to create unique sock styles that they can then knit according to their personal preferences. A bonus gallery will feature a number of finished sock styles in a variety of colors as inspiration for the reader.
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