This is a comprehensive handbook for knitters who love, or would like to love, knitting socks. It's loaded with information appropriate for beginners and experts alike, yet it's compact enough to fit easily in a small knitting bag. The opening line of the introduction sets the stage, "All things are difficult until they are easy." Schurch and Parrott aptly apply this to sock knitting, which often mystifies even experienced knitters, and they go on to offer a wonderful guide to make the process easy. The photographs of the different types of heels are reason enough to spend time with this book! --Knit 1.2.3
Socks are fun to knit. Toe-up, cuff-down, double pointed needles, circular needles, one at a time, two at a time and then there are still creative decisions to be made. Sock knitting is addicting. You have either made many pairs or never knitted a pair but, socks have crossed your mind.
Charlene Schurch and Beth Parrott have come out with The Sock Knitter's Handbook
, expert advice, tips, and tricks. "All things are difficult until they are easy." Socks compromise several diverse techniques that are each knitter friendly, in their own way.
The book itself is small enough to carry in your knitting bag. It is also spiral bound, allowing the book to lie flat when in use. The many photographs are clear and close-up to show detail.
From the architecture to the construction, you will learn all you need to know about knitting socks. There are different variations for casting on, binding off and a variety of heels and toes. There are answers to repairing socks, changing the gauge, avoiding color pooling, adding a motif, special fit issues, improving the durability of the sock and much more.
As if this wasn't enough, there is a stitch dictionary section with 29 stitch charts to help you design a sock with stitches of your choosing. If you are a sock knitter or want to become one, this book will answer your questions and offer helpful solutions to creating a great sock. It's a sock handbook reference guide. --Paula Moliver for the Hartford Knitting Examiner