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Publisher Comments:

Knitters love to make socks. Socks are practical and pretty, cozy and colorful. Sock projects are easily carried in a knitting bag, and the patterns are complex enough to be interesting but small enough to be quickly finished. Plus, socks are always fun to wear and great to give as gifts.

Now Knit Socks!, the little die-cut hardcover that sold more than 65,000 copies, is available in a paperback edition that includes two all-new sock patterns. But that's not all. Sock knitters will find much more in this revision to feed their sock addictions, such as helpful new advice on choosing sock yarns  what feels the best, what holds its shape, what really lasts.

And what is a knitter to do if a pattern looks interesting, but she wants to substitute a lighter yarn for the chunky, warm wool specified? A new chart provides alternative yarn weights and the corresponding number of stitches needed for each of the patterns and sizes. Knitters might also want to experiment with two circular needles. Or four double points. There's advice here for adapting any pattern to any type of needle.

With all the variations and possibilities, Knit Socks! goes far beyond its 17 patterns. Creative knitters will find an endless array of exciting options for keeping feet comfortable, warm, and beautiful.

Synopsis:

Practical and Pretty, Cozy and Colorful

With the friendly instruction of knitting teacher Betsy Lee McCarthy, you can produce a pair of beautiful socks on your first try. Covering everything from choosing yarns to adapting patterns to any type of needle, Knit Socks! gives stitchers the confidence to get started and the skills to tackle more challenging projects. Wear them yourself or give them as gifts; handmade socks never go out of style.

"Knit Socks! shows how to produce a pair of lovely socks - even if it's your first try at a knitting project."  — The Needlecraft Shelf, Library Bookwatch

Synopsis:

Anyone who's ever picked up a set of needles thinks about knitting a pair of socks.

Continuing Storey's popular die-cut Knit! series, Knit Socks! offers 15 one-of-a-kind patterns that keep feet toasty warm while making a cool fashion statement. Betsy McCarthy--a nationally renowned knitting teacher and designer of simple, innovative knitwear patterns--recommends which types of yarn to use (wool and wool blends hold the sock's shape best), and discusses the types of needles suitable for knitters of varying levels of skill (wooden or bamboo for beginners who knit more slowly, metal for speedy, experienced knitters). And McCarthy's tips on working "in the round" using five needles will benefit even people who have knitted for years.

The friendly, step-by-step instructions and color-coded charts make Knit Socks! perfect for knitters of all skill levels.

About the Author

Betsy McCarthy teaches knitting workshops for beginning and experienced knitters. She is famous for her simple, innovative knitwear patterns and for her teaching method, which gives students the technical expertise and confidence to create their own knitwear designs. Her sock and hat patterns have been published by Fiber Trends. McCarthy lives in Washington.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781580175371
Author:
Mccarthy, Betsy
Publisher:
Storey Publishing
Author:
McCarthy, Betsy Lee
Author:
McCarthy, Betsy
Location:
North Adams, MA
Subject:
Knitting
Subject:
Socks
Subject:
Needlework - Knitting
Subject:
Crafts-Needlework
Subject:
CRAFTS & HOBBIES / Fashion
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Board book
Series Volume:
12
Publication Date:
20040931
Binding:
Board book Child's book with all pages printed on board
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.5 in 0.81 lb

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Product details 144 pages Storey Publishing - English 9781580175371 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by ,
Practical and Pretty, Cozy and Colorful

With the friendly instruction of knitting teacher Betsy Lee McCarthy, you can produce a pair of beautiful socks on your first try. Covering everything from choosing yarns to adapting patterns to any type of needle, Knit Socks! gives stitchers the confidence to get started and the skills to tackle more challenging projects. Wear them yourself or give them as gifts; handmade socks never go out of style.

"Knit Socks! shows how to produce a pair of lovely socks - even if it's your first try at a knitting project."  — The Needlecraft Shelf, Library Bookwatch

"Synopsis" by , Anyone who's ever picked up a set of needles thinks about knitting a pair of socks.

Continuing Storey's popular die-cut Knit! series, Knit Socks! offers 15 one-of-a-kind patterns that keep feet toasty warm while making a cool fashion statement. Betsy McCarthy--a nationally renowned knitting teacher and designer of simple, innovative knitwear patterns--recommends which types of yarn to use (wool and wool blends hold the sock's shape best), and discusses the types of needles suitable for knitters of varying levels of skill (wooden or bamboo for beginners who knit more slowly, metal for speedy, experienced knitters). And McCarthy's tips on working "in the round" using five needles will benefit even people who have knitted for years.

The friendly, step-by-step instructions and color-coded charts make Knit Socks! perfect for knitters of all skill levels.

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