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ISBN13: 9781883010911
ISBN10: 1883010918
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These 18 sock patterns are fun, easy, and portable—making this book great for obsessive knitters on the move. Perfect for beginners, it features helpful tips for each pattern and covers each step of knitting these stylish socks with charts and illustrations. Packaged in a covered-spiral binding that is easy to use and carry, these patterns are perfect to toss in the knitting bag on the way out the door.

About the Author

Nancy Bush teaches workshops for guilds, shops, and at conferences throughout the United States, Canada, and Northern Europe. She is the author of Folk Socks, Folk Knitting in Estonia, Knitting on the Road, Knitting Vintage Socks, and Knitted Lace of Estonia. Nancy lives in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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Krista Smith-Moroziuk, September 30, 2008 (view all comments by Krista Smith-Moroziuk)
Great sock book for all levels of experience. Small and compact so great for a carry around town project. Written directions and charts.
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cgriffin, January 12, 2007 (view all comments by cgriffin)
This book is full of excellent sock knitting patterns. These include both charts and written directions and are very clear to follow. Each pattern is listed with the finished circumference and length of the sock (with X number of repeats) if knit at the suggested gauge, which is EXTREMELY helpful if you want the finished product to fit the intended recipient.

The patterns range from simple to detailed, and involve ribbing, cabling, lace, and stranded knitting (multiple colors). I recommend it to any sock knitter, from someone beginning to knit socks to advanced knitters who'd like some well-written patterns. I find the patterns complicated enough to engage me but simple enough to memorize. I've made two patterns from the book thus far and have been very pleased with the results.

The book also includes a small, well-written reference section on needed sock techniques: picking up stitches, stretchy cast-ons, heel turns, and grafting the toe closed. It also includes a useful comparison list of common sock yarns and their gauges and characteristics.

A couple notes: all the patterns are designed for knitting from the top of the cuff to the toe. They could be adapted for toe-up knitting, but there's no discussion of that. Also, Nancy Bush writes each pattern in terms of working on double pointed needles. You could easily use 2 circs or Magic Loop if you desired, but you'd need to make your own pattern annotations.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781883010911
Author:
Bush, Nancy
Publisher:
Interweave Press
Location:
Loveland, OR
Subject:
General
Subject:
Knitting
Subject:
Socks
Subject:
Needlework - Knitting
Subject:
Crafts-Needlework
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Spiral
Series Volume:
no. 99-31
Publication Date:
20010631
Binding:
Spiral, comb or coil bound book
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Two-color art throughout, color photos t
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
11.5 x 6.5 in 15.5 oz

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These 18 sock patterns are fun, easy, and portable—making this book great for obsessive knitters on the move. Perfect for beginners, it features helpful tips for each pattern and covers each step of knitting these stylish socks with charts and illustrations. Packaged in a covered-spiral binding that is easy to use and carry, these patterns are perfect to toss in the knitting bag on the way out the door.
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