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Getting Started Knitting Socks by Ann Budd
  

Getting Started Knitting Socks

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Synopsis

Getting Started Knitting Socks by Ann Budd

If you can knit and purl, you can knit your very own socks, and veteran sock knitter Ann Budd shows you how in Getting Started Knitting Socks. Each step - from casting on stitches for the leg to working the misunderstood Kitchener stitch at the toe - is broken down into its basic elements and illustrated with clear photographs and drawings. Along the way you'll learn the fundamentals of sock knitting, a variety of ways to achieve similar results, and a host of time-proven tips that ensure success. In Getting Started Knitting Socks, you'll find basic instructions for knitting socks at five different gauges and for five different sizes. Whether you want to knit a pair of delicate dress socks for your ten-year-old niece, a pair of sturdy book socks for your older brother, or a pair of bulky slipper socks for yourself, we've got your feet covered. If you get tired of the basic sock, add some color or texture, either by following one of the 16 patterns provided or by adding your own stitch pattern - dozens of rib, cable, and lace patterns are provided for your own experimentation. So get started knitting socks - soon you'll have made your first sock . . . then its mate. Then, before you know it, you'll be your own sock-knitting machine.

Reviews

-Essential for all knitting collections.- - Library Journal-I strongly recommend this book for anybody who wants to become a sock knitter.- - Knitter's Review-The best beginning sock book that has been published so far. That is all. Go buy it.- - Knitty.com-No detail is ignored and Ann anticipates questions as if she is sitting next to you. This is a finger twitching book--it makes me want to drop everything and knit something from it right now.- - KnitPicks Podcast-One of the best sock knitting books to come out in a long time.- - Knitting News Cast-Photography is sharp with a tight focus providing an excellent reference for those needing a visual guide through every step.- - Monsters and Critics.com-With this book from Interweave Press, you'll be knitting gorgeous socks in no time.- - Let's Knit (UK)


About the Author

Ann Budd is book editor for Interweave Press and former senior editor of Interweave Knits. She is author of The Knitter's Handy Guide of Patterns (Interweave Press, 2002) and The Knitter's Handy Guide to Sweater Patterns (Interweave Press, 2004). Ann lives in Boulder, Colorado.

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Book Info

Publication date

9th July 2007

Author

Ann Budd

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Publisher

Interweave Press Inc

Format

Hardback
136 pages

Categories

Knitting & crochet

ISBN

9781596680296

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