- Age Range: 10 and up
- Series: Getting Started series
- Hardcover: 136 pages
- Publisher: Interweave (August 6, 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1596680296
- ISBN-13: 978-1596680296
- Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 0.6 x 8.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 351 customer reviews
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Getting Started Knitting Socks (Getting Started series) Hardcover – August 6, 2007
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"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 the best-selling author of The Knitter's Handy Book of Patterns and The Knitter's Handy Book of Sweater Patterns. She is also the author of Getting Started Knitting Socks, Interweave Presents Knitted Gifts, Knitting Green, and Simple Style, and coauthor of Bag Style, Color Style, Lace Style, and Wrap Style. She is a book editor and the former senior editor of Interweave Knits magazine. She lives in Boulder, Colorado.
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The tips and instructions are clear and helpful with plenty of photos to illustrate the technique. The book is under $20 and it's a great investment!!!
Many other sock books will lead you through the steps: Step one, cast on. There follows four pages on how to cast on. Step two, knit x rows of ribbing. There follows two pages on how to knit ribbing. Step three, begin the heel flap. There follows five pages . . . you get the idea. Ann Budd separates the how-tos from the overview, the clear, abbreviated instructions, in which the rhythm of the whole thing is evident -- and you never, ever lose sight of the path. Struggling with the heel flap? Refer back to the how-to section where you'll find detailed, SUPERB photos and instruction, then return to the three-page abbreviated instructions and continue on. And here's evidence of that layout brilliance: Each such how-to section is confined to a clearly demarcated set of pages (with lots of pix and lots of white space), and is not part of a huge flowing unit of text that covers thirty pages which you must search to find the part you want.
Once you've completed a pair of socks or two or three, you don't need to turn back to the how-to section, and -- lo! You're ready to knit any pair of socks from anyone else's abbreviated instructions (*Sl 1 pwise wyib, k 1; rep from * and the like).
Also, because the sock patterns here are classed strictly by gauge (5 stitches to the inch, e.g.), you're not tied to specific brands of yarn. Handspinners rejoice! Knit up a swatch of a given handspun yarn, select the page of instructions that matches the gauge and GO.
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Clear pictures and easy-to-follow instructions.