The ultimate guide to every aspect of sock knitting for knitters of all abilities. Whether you’ve never picked up a double-pointed needle in your life or you’ve already started your sock knitting journey, this book will help you on your way.
The Sock Knitting Bible will break down all the different techniques and show wannabe sock knitters that there is nothing to be scared of. Covering everything from casting on to colourwork and everything in between, knitters won’t find a better reference book for all their sock knitting needs. Whether you want to knit toe-up, cuff down, or even two at a time socks, we’ve got it covered. Sock knitting is the perfect portable project too – once you know the basics you can dip in and out until they are flying off your needles!
There are a lot of sock pattern books out there but this is more than a pattern book – it covers all the different techniques and methods for sock knitting! There are step-by-step instructions for all the various sock knitting techniques so that instead of sounding like a foreign language making socks becomes your second language. There are also step-by-steps instructions for three basic socks so that you can follow them even if you are an absolute beginner and then start to choose your preferred method for sock making.
Author Lynne Rowe explains what kind of yarns are best suited to different styles of socks and shares her techniques for how to get the best finish. We also look at the different kinds of tools available for making socks so you can experiment with double-pointed needles, the magic loop method, and small circular needles as well as innovative new products such as flexible dpns until you find your own favourite method.
With this book you can put that beautiful skein of hand-dyed yarn you couldn’t resist to good use by making the perfect pair of socks because in addition to the extensive techniques there are also 10 projects by some of the most exciting and talented sock designers, illustrating a number of the different knitting methods and styles. Here you will find stripes, fair isle, cables, lacy, sparkly, and snuggly socks: a pattern for all your needs. It won’t be long before you are delighting your friends and family with your newfound skills – just be sure to make yourself a pair too!
But be warned: sock knitting is addictive!