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Think Outside the Sox: 60+ Winning Designs from the Knitter's Magazine Contest Paperback – May 1, 2010
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About the Author
Elaine Rowley is the editor of XRX Books and the author of Babies & Toddlers: A Knitter’s Dozen, Bags, The Knitter’s Handbook, and Socks Socks Socks. Alexis Xenakis is the publisher of Knitter's Magazine and XRX Books. His photography is featured in all of XRX books. They both live in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
Top Customer Reviews
The first chapter is called 'Classic' and there is a wide array of classic socks with a smidgeon of change - think colors, zippers, length.
The second chapter is called 'Holes'. Here we have lace and cable socks. One pair even has buttons on them. My favorites are Hester's Socks, a beautiful lace pair knit in handspun 3-ply Shetland. I also love the Wandering Vine Socks knit with Mountain colors. This pattern is lace but looks very much like traditional aran cable with a vine pattern.
The third chapter is called Twist. Here come the cables. They are exquisite. The Interlochen Cables knit with Zitron Trekking XXL are colorful and practical. The Twisted Mosaic is colorful, knit with Regia 4-fadig Mosaik and is definitely for the advanced knitter.
Chapter four is called Color. All I can say is WOW! The Drip Candles Socks are bright and cheery, knit with Cherry Tree Hill/Louet Gems Fingering. The Mirrored Fair Isle is photographed in a pair of high heel shoes. Just right for a night on the town. Snow Under Cedars is knit with Zitron Trekking XXL and is a classic Norwegian pattern, lovely to look at in black and white. Jungle Socks look to me like a colored panel window. They are knit with Zitron Pro Natura and are exquisite. The brightest pair in this chapter is the Fancy Gaiter, knit with Cherry Tree Supersock. You might want to put your sun glasses on to look at these.
Chapter five is called Outside. I believe that the chapter takes its name for being outside the beaten track.Read more ›
I didn't know much about Knitter's Magazine and didn't have any particular expectations about this book, so I was surprised and pleased by the excellent overall quality and variety of patterns. Best sock book I've bought in a long time!
This is a book of patterns with no context and OK photography. If that's enough -- you knit socks all the time and just want something different, buy this book. If you want to learn about what makes a sock special, this is not the book for you.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great patterns for so that break out of my usual mold. Some are beyond my skill level but most are doable, and I got some ideas that can be modified to make them a bit easier.Published 5 months ago by Peggy K. Swanson
Although there are some sox in here I might be too timid to try, the book has lots of great patterns! Arrived quickly and in perfect condition. Was so pleased with my purchase. Read morePublished 9 months ago by elliekluge
This is an amazing book, so many patterns to choose from and all so spectacular. They do require some experience, but lets face it socks are not for beginners anyway. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Leyla