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Lucy Neatby's Cool Socks Warm Feet Paperback – January 1, 2003

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About the Author

Once a British Merchant Navy Navigating Officer, Lucy now sails under the Tradewind Knitwear Designs flag while teaching knitting around the world. She writes her superb patterns in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Down East Books (January 1, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0973394005
  • ISBN-13: 978-0973394009
  • Product Dimensions: 8.7 x 0.6 x 6.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.9 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #718,900 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I am won over by this book by Lucy Neatby for her creativeness in sock design, fantastic explanation of every thing related to sock knitting and humor infused writing. It starts off with a basic pattern then as you look further into the book, really nice designs are added (such as crenalated cuffs). This wonderful book has also enabled me buy more sock yarn - another sign of a really good book!

After a good initial read you're able to start to knit a nice pair of socks, knowing well they will fit - as she starts you off with good advice on gauge, number of stitches to cast on and how much to knit - and to end up with a good looking sock with an added design twist of Neatby's.

This book has been hard to get from Amazon (sells fast) but worth the wait - it's got alot in it and worth it.
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I wanted to rate this 3.5 stars.

This book has lots of useful sock-making tips (different cuffs, toes, and heels, among other things), and is written specifically for using the "self-patterning" yarns out on the market. There are 6 patterns with variations.

What I didn't like about the book is that you would be well-advised to use some sort of book easel to hold it up while using, as the book cover is oriented in one direction while the inside of the book is oriented in the opposite direction. Also, there is a lack of good illustrations for the technique section. And the directions could use more spaces between paragraphs for ease of reading. All in all, this makes the book somewhat frustrating to use. Hopefully this will be corrected in future editions.

Good book for a passionate sock knitter, but NOT worth $75 on the used market. Amazon's own site shows that you can probably get it at your local Borders (use the "in store pick up" function) for around $20. I hope it is soon available again through the regular Amazon site.
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I've read a lot of good sock-knitting books and many are excellent but I think this one is the best as it offers so many variables in sock-knitting: top-down; toe-up; different cast-on methods; heel flap; peasant heels; short-row heels. This has everything that I need for sock construction plus a lot of different patterns for the body of the socks as well.
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Besides presenting several heel accommodations, Lucy Neatby's Cool Socks Warm Feet presents a really useful innovation: the chimney for the toe!! Makes executing the use of the Kitchener Stitch for closing the toe of the top down sock conceptually understandable and easy to do!! Ialso shows other/alternative heel applications. Well worth the money. Spirally bound, so it is easily accessible. I love this book!
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This book covers the basics with room to ad lib in a sock knitting sense once these are mastered. It is written in a very chatty style so easily read and understood. It could be a place to start if you haven't knitted socks before and have yet to see what all the fuss is about or it can be a place to return to to reaffirm the details.
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