Saturday, December 28, 2013

Sock Knitting Master Class

When I first got bitten by the sock knitting bug, I read through every book I could get my hands on. It didn't matter that I didn't understand half of it, I was desperate to learn to knit socks and seeing all of the different ways to complicate them only made me more anxious to learn.

These days, I know how to knit socks and I've managed to build up quite a library of sock knitting books. But whenever I see that the library has a new one, it has to come home with me. That's how I stumbled across Sock Knitting Master Class: Innovative Techniques + Patterns from Top Designers.

I'll absolutely be buying a copy of this one. It's got everything -- charts for different measurements and yarn requirements, explanations of how to knit socks on four or five dpns and different types of circulars, more toe and heel styles than I knew existed, different cast-ons and bind-offs for toe-up and cuff-down socks...

And the patterns! There are some gorgeous sock designs in this book. I buy fewer knitting books these days because between the free patterns I've queued on Ravelry and the books I already know, there are hundreds of pairs of socks I want to knit, but I could justify this book just as a reference for heels and toes.

I haven't looked at the included DVD, since I'd rather read about knitting than watch it explained.

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