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Some great patterns...
on 17 June 2013
I have never mastered knitting on four needles (despite many attempts!) so I thought this book was definitely meant for me! There are some great patterns for a variety of socks, with good clear explanations of the techniques involved and it is beautifully produced with excellent illustrations. It is an American publication, so UK knitters will need to convert the terminology, wool weights, needle sizes and so on.
I do have just one concern about this book - I have tried out two patterns so far and both have contained errors. One could be a simple typo (knit 3 rows when you actually need to knit 13) but the other is more complicated - a mistake in the instructions for the toe shaping, which needs a bit of recalculating to sort it out. This could be confusing and frustrating for a novice knitter.
That said, I am enjoying trying out the patterns and the ideas for the shaping and the seaming needed to knit socks on two needles are very clever.