Cat Bordhi has once again turned the sock knitting world on its heel with her long-awaited New Pathways for Sock Knitters: Book One. Bordhi has the unique ability to see in an object something completely different from what you or I may see. This book stems from one such observation: The arch stitches in socks don't need to go where we've always put them. With a little understanding, you can put those stitches anywhere within the arch area - for example, in an orderly column or placed randomly - with equally successful results. Bordhi outlines eight sock architectures based on this principle, with master patterns that can be customized for any foot, yarn type, or needle, in any size ranging from infant to large adult. More than twenty additional patterns round out the collection. This is just book one . . . I can only imagine what'll come next. --Clara Parkes, INTERWEAVE KNITS Magazine
About the Author
Cat Bordhi is one of the knitting world's most beloved and effective authors and teachers. She is the star of two Knitty Gritty television episodes (one on Moebius knitting and the other on the Coriolis Sock architecture), and the author of 3 best-selling books: SOCKS SOAR ON TWO CIRCULAR NEEDLES (2001), A TREASURY OF MAGICAL KNITTING (2004), and A SECOND TREASURY OF MAGICAL KNITTING (2005). And her award-winning novel, TREASURE FOREST (2003) is not exactly about knitting, although if the knitting and spinning elements that flow through the plot were to be taken away, the story itself would unravel! Cat's years as an elementary and middle school teacher specializing in recreational math (what she calls the dessert of math - as if math were chocolate!) and creative writing shine through her books: readers say her instructions are among the clearest and most user-friendly they've ever followed, and that her writing style makes them feel as if she is sitting beside them, leaning over to help. Cat's books are in the hands of well over 100,000 knitters around the world, with a German version of Socks Soar available in Europe, and Russian translations in process as well.