Knitter's Book of Socks, The Hardcover – 7 Dec 2011
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In "The Knitter's Book of Wool "and "The Knitter's Book of Yarn," Parkes educates knitters on the ins and outs of fiber and makes minutiae interesting. Here, she describes the qualities that make yarn suitable for sock knitting, explores the different types of fibers that can be used in sock yarn, and analyzes stitches and stitch patterns commonly used in sock knitting. There's also a beautifully curated selection of sock patterns, including new designs by some of the biggest names in the field. Though the instructions are clear, the majority of the patterns are best suited for those with sock-knitting experience. An essential addition. "-Library Journal"
In"The Knitter s Book of Wool"and"The Knitter s Book of Yarn," Parkes educates knitters on the ins and outs of fiber and makes minutiae interesting. Here, she describes the qualities that make yarn suitable for sock knitting, explores the different types of fibers that can be used in sock yarn, and analyzes stitches and stitch patterns commonly used in sock knitting. There s also a beautifully curated selection of sock patterns, including new designs by some of the biggest names in the field. Though the instructions are clear, the majority of the patterns are best suited for those with sock-knitting experience. An essential addition. "-Library Journal""
About the Author
Clara Parkes left her career in San Francisco's booming high-tech industry to pursue her love of knitting. She realised a way to bring her love of knitting and her skills together as a business: deconstructing yarns to give people actionable information that would help them make smarter decisions and enjoy knitting that much more. The bestselling author of The Knitter's Book of Yarn and The Knitter's Book of Wool, Clara is also the publisher of the top-ten knitting website KnittersReview.com, a frequent contributor to the online magazine TwistCollective.com and a contributing editor at Interweave Knits and Knitscene.
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I found the patterns very exciting - some of them quite a challenge but very satisfying when done - much more so than the plain socks I had been knitting. Needle sizes are given in U.S. and in mm, but yarn is in American weighting, so again, some translation required. This is easily worked out by the needle size required and then doing a tension square, so don't let it put you off what is a fabulous book for sock-knitting fans, giving the confidence to reach out beyond the normal run-of-the-mill patterns!
An added bonus is that the socks look beautiful to wear, and would make a special present for someone.
I have recently returned to knitting and the info on yarns and working towards the perfect sock for the purpose is really inspiring with modern techniques which is refeshing and gives one the confidence that the sock is going to be the best possible in terms of elasticity, wear and design.
The patterns are exquisite, really trendy yet maintain traditional elements of design and are easy to follow once one understands the abbreviations which are fully explained.
The style is very readable and fact-filled and I am on my second pair of socks ever, the first pair being a confidence buliding success.
Because I knit fairly loosely I would suggest a tension sample because I use a smaller guage needle than suggested
This book is very useful in the information it gives about yarn and attributes for socks. Also the info on how socks should fit - which explains why my earlier attempts were only good for padding about the house.
Really interesting section on stitch patterns and how you can use it along with the nature of your yarn to maximise your sock.
Lovely patterns from experienced sock knitters such as Cat Bordhi.
Mixture of toe up and cuff down patterns. And loads of techniques.
If you ever thought of designing this would be a useful book to have read.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great and interesting sock knitting book.good reference and great illustrations.So glad I bought this book.Published 11 months ago by S A Smith
Great book for sock knitters. Just wish that the type of wool used in the patterns could have a equivalent British type included..Published on 8 Jun. 2014 by Joan Ann Hughes
This book contains lovely sock patterns but it's strength is in the research and nuggets of information about yarn composition and stitch combinations that go to make great socks. Read morePublished on 4 Jan. 2014 by Sheila Beckett
I enjoy not only the content itself but the way of writing and the scientyfic approch.
Whenever I was too busy to knit / crochet I always found time to read and enjoy... Read more