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Socks a la Carte: Pick and Choose Patterns to Knit Socks Your Wayby Jonelle Raffino
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Flip for Socks
Whether you already love knitting socks or want to start your first pair, you'll find everything you need in Socks a la Carte. Choose from a huge selection of cuffs, bodies, heels and toes to mix and match in any combination you like - the possibilities are literally endless. From lacy motifs and feminine picot edging to sturdy ribbing and a ruffled cuff that brings back childhood memories, Socks a la Carte has something for every sock lover. Flip through the split pages to see how your choices combine, then find the pattern for each sock component in the front of the book. You'll be knitting the socks of your dreams in no time at all.
And if you're knitting socks for the first time, don't worry. You'll find all the information you need to get started, including: basic information about sock structureinstructions for customizing socks to fita helpful illustrated techniques sectioninformation on knitting socks with double-pointed and circular needlesa glossary of sock-knitting techniquesonline sock-knitting resourcesKnit 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. 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.
"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.
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