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Author: Clara Parkes
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 20 patterns - 204 pages
Read Reviews (1):
3.000000 out of 5 stars

The Knitter's Book of Socks

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Author of The Knitter's Book of Yarn and The Knitter's Book of Wool, Clara Parkes brings the same insightful knowledge to the art of knitting socks. Parkes approaches the topic of socks in the same manner as her previous works, making this book a must have for any sock knitter. Skillfully combining all of the elements that go into knitting a sock, Parkes shows you how to build socks from the yarn up to maximize fit, wear and durability for these hand-knit treasures. The book begins with understanding the demands and requirements of the sock, which leads into the next chapter all on fiber foundations. Sift and sort through a close examination of fibers that will help you determine just what you are looking for when it comes to the content of a sock yarn. Next up is understanding different types of plies that a yarn may have, along with characteristics of each type. Once you have learned how to select the proper yarn for your socks, Parkes presents an array of stitches, tips and tricks to increase the elasticity and strength of your socks. Finally, a resource section closes the book where you will find information on how to care for hand knit socks, abbreviations and techniques as well as a foot sizing chart for women, men and children.

In addition to The Knitter's Book of Socks being a wealth of information and a wonderful reference book, you will also find 20 patterns from noted designers such as Cat Bordhi, Cookie A, Anne Hanson, Jared Flood, Lucy Neatby, Ann Budd and more! This fantastic collection of patterns, technique and knowledge is sure to be treasured for years to come by any sock fanatic.
Item No. 31689

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3 out of 5 stars

I thought I would love this book. The information about fibers and yarn content is good and I found it helpful. I was very unhappy with the sock patterns however. Many of them are only one size and it's not what I would call an average size. There are a few in multiple sizes, but not enough.