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Knit Your Socks on Straight: A New and Inventive Technique with Just Two Needles Spiral-bound – June 18, 2013
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From the Back Cover
Not interested in knitting in the round? Wary of double-pointed needles? Now you can knit comfortable, attractive socks on straight needles. Alice Curtis shows you the secret to straight-needle sock knitting with her elegant technique for turning the necessary seam into an appealing design element. Step-by-step instructions and photographs introduce the stitches and explain how to make a beautiful seam. Twenty unique patterns feature a variety of yarn weights and motifs and include instructions for a range of sizes.
About the Author
Alice Curtis was the owner of The Pincushion Patch, a yarn shop in Little Falls, NY. She created sock patterns for knitting on two straight needles so she could teach her students the technique she developed. Be sure to visit the website at pincushionpatch.com for updated information and tips. A complete errata page is available to make your project easier.
Top customer reviews
But if you're thinking "I don't need ths book - I LIKE knitting socks on 4 needles" - then you and I are on the proverbial same page. HOWEVER - I have tried socks on one circ, socks on 2 circs, plus all the top down, toe up, start somewhere in the middle, and straight needle patterns from this century and the last. I always end up going back to my fave top down 4 needle patterns. And this is where "Knit Your Socks Straight" comes in. I travel a lot. My DH is a pilot, and he likes me to "fly along". Don't envy me - I fly standby - and I am totally over Beijing, Hong Kong, & Shanghai. I am in a coach seat for 12 to 18 hours with nothing to do but knit and pray that the 2 sleeping guys on either side of me will let me get up when I need to visit the "girls room". But I digress...
Socks are a perfect choice when you need to "knit to save your sanity" for 16 hours and you can only take 1 carry-on bag that HAS to fit under your seat. So I like to take at least 3 or 4 skeins of my current happy sock yarn (all my trips involve TWO 12 - 18 hour legs) and the obligatory sets of 4 sock needles. Needless to say - the tiny metal size zeros are a bad choice for negotiating the TSA gauntlet. I usually secret a set of dainty bamboo's somewhere in the seam of my purse or carry on. And here is my problem:
I have broken one or two just getting thru security, I've lost one or two during a hectic boarding at the last minute, I've lost one or two in flight when some clod smacked into me as he raced down the isle, I've lost one or two when turbulence hit at the exact moment that I had a needle free and on my lap..... I'm sure you've got the idea here. I've lost a bundle of tiny size zero and size 1 bamboo needles. I always carry spares, and buy them in sets of 5 when I can, but WOW: With "Knit Your Socks Straight" I can carry my 24" size 1 and size zero circulars - they're a snap to hide in a seam of my bag! And when I saw these patterns I fell in love with nearly every one. Some for me, some for DH, some for a frozen Canadian friend, a couple for nieces, one or two for nephews, and even a pair of tiny baby booties that nobody I know needs right NOW, but heck - they are adorable. These are socks that you can make for yourself and give as gifts that will be fun and challenging to knit. Love the book, love the price, love that it took less than 2 days to get here! For me, this book was a knitting home run. I'm off now to start the "First Sock" using Paton's Classic Wool - for my frozen Canadian!
Love this book. I would buy it again in a second!
I think that all knitters would enjoy this book,, but a background in socks in the round could be an asset.
Have fun trying straight needle socks!!