Socks: A "Spin-Off" Special Publication for Knitters and Spinners Paperback – 1 Jan 1994
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Some of the patterns are particularly useful and are ones you won't find elsewhere. For example, there is a pattern for exceptionally warm and comfy fleece-lined socks. There are also a lot of just plain gorgeous socks, plus advice on Kool-Aid(tm) dyeing, a technique that uses unsweetened drink mix to dye wool in all sorts of shades.
If you are a handspinner, this book will speak to you, but even if you are not ever going to try spinning or have access to hand-spun yarn, the sock patterns here are useful and imaginative.
As a spinner, I appreciated the info. given in each pattern for the type of wool used, as well as the wraps per inch and yardage. This is also an excellent way to use your commercial wool; I would highly recommend this book (at its very decent price) for knitters who never spin as well.
However, I must mention that most of the socks have written directions for a woman adult's sock. If you're already a sock knitter, or if you can follow the suggestions given for altering sizes (not difficult), this won't bother you a bit. Although this is a book of knitting patterns, it is also a perfect collection of inspiring ideas for "thinking knitters" and spinners, who like to create/adapt their own patterns.
I am certainly inpsired by this book, and hope to knit/spin my way through all the patterns.