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Sensational Knitted Socks Paperback – August 22, 2005
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Jan 07 ...laid out well and gives the option for four or five dpns as well as two circulars. It also gives a lots of pattern options. The downside of this book is that there are a lot of corrections. * Yarn Market News * Summer 2007 Knitwear designer Charlene Schurch has welcomed many a sock knitter into the fold with her masterful little Sensational Knitted Socks. In few that 100 pages, she shows how to knit socks on four or five double-pointed needles or two circular needles, from the top down and the toe up. The pattern section is organized by the type of stitch pattern: four-stitch ribbing patterns; five-, six-, eight-, and twelve-stitch pattern repeats; cabled patterns; chevron patterns (for self-striping yarns); Fair Isle patterns; four-stitch reticulated patterns; and mosaic patterns. She begins each section with a basic sock structure then lets you choose the specific stitch pattern (from an illustrated list). In all, I counted sixty-eight possible sock patterns, not to mention many techniques, extensive sizing charts, and tips on measuring, adjusting, and customizing. * Interweave Knits *
About the Author
A lifelong knitter, Charlene Schurch is the author of four books and has worked as a knitting, spinning, and dyeing instructor for ten years. Her work has been featured in Knitter's Magazine, Interweave Knits, and Piecework.
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The book goes through the basics of teaching how to knit a basic sock. Then it has chapters based on stitch patterns that you plug your numbers into. You can make socks for anyone! The patterns are simple, easy to memorize and fun to knit.
This book is also great for knitters of all experience, from beginners to more advanced knitters. The book begins with great directions on how to knit socks, how to make a sock for any size foot, and basics on everything from types of yarns to tools and words to know. The sock patterns are arranged and labeled for experience level.
For all people wanting to knit socks, this is a book that is a must!