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Socktopus: 17 Pairs of Socks to Knit and Show Off Paperback – October 25, 2011

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Taunton Press (October 25, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1600854109
  • ISBN-13: 978-1600854101
  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 0.4 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #95,956 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews


London-based Yu's yarn shop, sock yarn line, and role as cofounder of the Knit Nation knitting exhibition are marvelous gifts to the international knitting community. In her first published collection of patterns, she explores the wit and whimsy of knitted socks, demonstrating a flair for matching color with design. A few of the patterns will be familiar to avid sock knitters, but many are brand new, and the designs range from simple to intricate. One of the nicest features is the step-by-step photographic guides to unusual or unexpected techniques, such as the Channel Island cast on and Kihnu Vits braid. Sock knitters of all levels will appreciate Yu's exciting and attractive patterns.--Library Journal

About the Author

ALICE YU is a renowned sock designer and Canadian expat. Socktopus started out as a sock club and hand-painted yarn shop, but has now grown into Socktopus sock yarns and the Knit Love sock club as well as one half of Knit Nation, London's summer knitting and spinning exhibition. Alice originally practiced as a lawyer in the City of London and has lived in London for 12 years.

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