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Best Sock Knitting Books Reviewed & Ranked

Until you’ve consumed all of the best Sock Knitting books, can you even claim to be a true fan?

1. Sock Knitting Master Class: Innovative Techniques + Patterns from Top Designers (2011)

 Best Sock Knitting Books Reviewed & RankedSock Knitting Master Class showcases methods for designing and knitting creative socks, featuring signature elements and techniques from 16 top designers. You’ll learn what makes good sock design, and then dive into knitting 18 spectacular, brand-new patterns featuring the widest variety of techniques.With patterns divided into two sections by top-down and toe-up construction, Sock Knitting Master Class explores such techniques as cables, twisted stitches, lace, stranded colorwork, entrelac, shadow knitting, and intarsia worked in the round. Plus, you’ll discover inventive ways to start and end socks, shape heels and toes, and knit…
Author(s): Ann Budd

2. The Big Book of Socks: The Ultimate Beyond-the-Basics Guide to Knitting Socks (2009)

 Best Sock Knitting Books Reviewed & RankedWelcome to Kathleen Taylor’s latest knitting extravaganza – a sock party in a book! The author of the best-selling Knit One, Felt Too and I Heart Felt is back with everything you ever wanted to know about socks, with 75 patterns to prove it. The Big Book of Socks is chock full of Kathleen Taylor’s fun and fabulous designs for knitters of all ages and skill levels. There’s something for everyone from stripes to cables to lace to intarsia and Fair Isle. You’ll find funky toe-socks, snowflake house socks, booties, Christmas stockings, beaded socks, and many, many more. Taylor’s…
Author(s): Kathleen Taylor

3. Custom Socks: Knit to Fit Your Feet (2015)

 Best Sock Knitting Books Reviewed & RankedWhether you knit them toe-up or top-down, getting just the right fit on hand knit socks can be a major challenge! In Custom Socks, Kate Atherley sets out to teach knitters of all levels the skills and tools they need to understand sock fit, and to knit a pair of socks that fit properly. She calls on her years of experience as Knitty’s Managing Technical Editor, where she has edited hundreds of sock patterns, to share this information in a way that is easy to understand with patterns that inspire.So go ahead and treat yourself to these 15 original sock patterns that are easily customizable and work with any needle…
Author(s): Kate Atherley

4. Socks from the Toe Up: Essential Techniques and Patterns from Wendy Knits (2009)

 Best Sock Knitting Books Reviewed & RankedDiscover a new approach to sock knitting with Wendy D. Johnson and Socks from the Toe Up. This approach, made famous by her popular blog, will turn even the most reluctant knitter into a toe-up nut. Knitting a sock from the toe up saves yarn and always gives a perfect fit. And? No grafting! Wendy provides all the how-tos, tips, and techniques you need, as well as the pros and cons behind all of the cast-on, toe, heel, and bind-off options, gleaned from her years of experience. With more than 20 fun and beautiful patterns, Socks from the Toe Up has a sock for every foot. Whether you like bold textures or hearts and flowers,…
Author(s): Wendy D. Johnson

5. New Directions In Sock Knitting: 18 Innovative Designs Knitted From Every Which Way (2016)

 Best Sock Knitting Books Reviewed & RankedTake a step in a new direction!Go beyond top-down or toe-up construction in New Directions in Sock Knitting. In the eighteen designs curated by knitting super star Ann Budd, you'll be treated to projects that range from traditional sock patterns to more challenging and innovative sock constructions. The socks in this collection use a variety of knitting techniques including double knitting, intarsia in the round, short-row shaping, mirrored color and texture patterns, and multi-directional knitting in both traditional and innovative ways. These techniques…
Author(s): Ann Budd

6. Sock Architecture (2014)

 Best Sock Knitting Books Reviewed & RankedSock Architecture is perfect for both experienced and novice sock knitters. This thorough, imaginative collection of sock shapes and patterns gives you the tools to construct an astounding variety of custom socks. All heels and toes are carefully explained and clearly photographed, and you can plug in your own numbers to work at the exact size and gauge you want. If you’d rather just pick up the needles and start knitting, Sock Architecture also includes 17 fully designed patterns. Most span five sizes, from women’s extra small through men’s large. And most of the patterns offer guidelines for an…
Author(s): Lara Neel

7. Silk Road Socks: Socks Inspired by Oriental Rugs (2017)

 Best Sock Knitting Books Reviewed & RankedUpdated, expanded, and finally back in print, this delightful new edition of Silk Road Socks features sixteen intricate patterns inspired by oriental rugs. All fourteen of the original patterns from the first edition are here, each revised to fit my current style and with extra sizes added (that includes sizing them all for both fingering weight yarn and dk/sport weight yarn). There are also two brand new patterns available here for the first time ever. And of course along the way all the fun bits (new photos, new charts, beautiful illustrations…all the things that help make a book lovely) have been…
Author(s): Hunter Hammersen

8. Footnotes: Sock Patterns Inspired By Words (2019)

 Best Sock Knitting Books Reviewed & RankedFootnotes is a book of eleven unique, cuff-down sock patterns inspired by a words. These patterns are clearly written, well-edited and test knit to ensure you have a relaxing, enjoyable experience while you knit your next favourite pair of socks! Each design includes instructions for multiple circumferences, and the foot length is customizable. Instructions are needle-neutral so you can use your favourite method for knitting socks in the round. Each stitch pattern is both written and charted and each pattern includes a note about the inspiration for the design as well as beautiful, detailed photographs by knitwear photographer…
Author(s): Dana Gervais

9. Knitting Socks For Beginners: Quick and Easy Way to Master Sock Knitting in 3 Days (2017)

 Best Sock Knitting Books Reviewed & RankedUnsure where to start as you try to knit your first pair of socks? Discover an easy-to-follow system that will help you finish your first project in just three days.Are you a beginning knitter who’s confused about which stitches, needles, and yarns to use? Are you clueless when it comes to terms like “cast on” and “purl”? Author Emma Brown learned to knit sitting at her grandmother’s feet. By age 10, she was a wizard with yarn and needles, and now you can learn all her secret shortcuts in one incredible book. In Knitting Socks: Quick and Easy Way to Master Sock Knitting in 3 Days, Brown cleverly shows…
Author(s): Emma Brown

10. I Can’t Believe I’m Knitting Socks (Leisure Arts #4083) (2007)

 Best Sock Knitting Books Reviewed & RankedCozy, comfy, colorful socks–with this book, knitting them by the dozens is incredibly easy! Make them cabled or plain, striped or solid, ribbed, lacy, or laddered. Wear them with your favorite clogs, pair them with jeans or skirts, or let them replace your fussy old house shoes. You’ll fly through our helpful hints and photos to create an entire wardrobe of indispensable tootsie-warmers in three sizes for women. Our Extras and General Instructions sections provide useful information on yarn options, different cast-on techniques, choices between double-pointed needles and circular…
Author(s): Cynthia Guggemos

11. Colorful Knit Soxx: 26 Sock Patterns for Warm, Happy Feet (2019)

 Best Sock Knitting Books Reviewed & RankedBright, colorful socks to knit!The 26 designs in this book will ramp your sock knitting from ho-hum to WOW! Each pair of socks is a masterpiece of luscious color, but the repeating patterns ensure that the knitting is still relaxing and easy to track. Divided into five color sections–bright, maritime, natural, pastel, and classic retro–there are patterns to please every taste. Wonder what the socks would look like in other colors? Check out the inspirational chapter showing some of the socks knitted in other color schemes, and then choose your own color combinations to try.New to sock knitting? We've got you covered!…
Author(s): Kerstin Balke

12. Teach Yourself VISUALLY Sock Knitting (2008)

 Best Sock Knitting Books Reviewed & RankedSocks are portable, fun to knit, and quick to complete—and they make great gifts. This step-by-step guide walks you through all the techniques used to knit beautiful socks—from buying yarn to working on double-pointed needles, from turning a heel to grafting a toe. It covers knitting socks top-down, toe-up, and flat, explains how to create various heels and toes, and gives you a dozen original patterns for everything from baby booties to knee socks. Whether you’re new to knitting or just new to socks, you’ll learn the skills needed for a lifetime of creative sock knitting….
Author(s): Laura Chau

13. Knitting Circles around Socks: Knit Two at a Time on Circular Needles (2007)

 Best Sock Knitting Books Reviewed & RankedWhy knit one sock and then start all over again to make a match? Instead, knit two socks at the same time on two circular needles! With this creative approach, you can slip a sock on each foot as soon as you bind off. #429,364 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #627 in Needlework (Books) #828 in Fashion (Books) #699 in Fashion Craft Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would you like to ?…
Author(s): Antje Gillingham

14. How to Knit Socks: Three Methods Made Easy (2008)

 Best Sock Knitting Books Reviewed & RankedThis book focuses on teaching knitters all three methods of knitting socks, using step-by-step photos and a series of helpful hints and tips. The basic designs are given in three sizes for children, women and men and are made with a popular self-striping yarn. Includes seven different sock designs. 48 pages, softcover. #604,716 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #984 in Fashion Craft #1272 in Knitting (Books) Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would you like to ?…
Author(s): Edie Eckman

Best Sock Knitting Books Reviewed & Ranked

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Hygge style knitting: 9 cosy knitting patterns for sweaters, socks, slippers and more

Author(s): Interweave Editors
ID: 2661221, Publisher: F+W Media;Sewandso;Interweave Press, Year: 2017, Size: 20 Mb, Format: epub

Sock-Yarn Shawls II: 16 Patterns for Lace Knitting: 2

Author(s): Lucas, Jen
ID: 2084110, Publisher: Martingale & Co Inc, Year: 2015, Size: 5 Mb, Format: epub

Sock-Yarn Shawls II 16 Patterns for Lace Knitting

Author(s): Jen Lucas
ID: 2094602, Publisher: Martingale & Co Inc, Year: 2015, Size: 12 Mb, Format: pdf

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