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« on: June 17, 2005 08:04:04 AM »

Hey all,

Can you recommend a great book with sock patterns in it?  I've heard that the Socks Soar on Circular Needles book is pretty cool, but I haven't ventured into that just yet.  I am finishing my first sock (not first pair, first sock) and I am completely enamored.  I have a couple of patterns from Interweave Knits as well, but I'm looking for a great book.

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« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2005 08:28:19 AM »

i got a book called The Twisted Siters Sock Workbook out from the library yesterday. it's pretty good. but most of it's about dying roving and a little about spinning. there's only a few sock patterns, but there is alot of information about knitting socks. i woud reccomend reading it! Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2005 08:31:26 AM »

oh yeah, i forgot to say it has alot of different cast on methods, like a stretchy one for ribbing, bind-offs, afterthought heels, toe socks, and lobster-like socks (one big toe and the rest are the same like a mitten).
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« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2005 08:37:22 AM »

oh yeah, it has a few different ways of making the toe. i think i might need to actually buy this book. it makes me wasnt to knit socks for the rest of my life. Smiley haha
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« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2005 08:46:33 AM »

Awesome, I might have to take a little peeky at this book.  I wonder if my library has it...
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« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2005 10:08:34 AM »

I love "Cool Socks Warm Feet" by Lucy Neatby. Its subtitle refers to self-patterning yarns, but it really has very little to do with them. The patterns are written for variable gauges and many sizes and she emphasizes that the component parts - heels, toes, cuffs - are interchangable.

There's tons of advice on cast-ons, bind offs, grafting, sizing, and it's bound in a way that makes it easy to read while knitting.
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« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2005 10:33:08 AM »

'Knit Socks!' by Betsy McCarthy is nice basic sock book.  'Folk Socks' by Nancy Bush as a good section on different heel and toe shaping as well, but I don't like the actual patterns in that one much.

And the book 'Socks Socks Socks' is just really good for more challenging patterns, with lots of colorwork and advanced techniques.
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« Reply #7 on: June 17, 2005 11:19:01 AM »

I just bought Socks Socks Socks by Elaine Rowley...It has 70 different patterns...from newborn to adult sizes...from lacey to basic pattern stitches.
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« Reply #8 on: June 17, 2005 11:49:55 AM »

I like Folk Socks.  Its got enough to help you figure out how to do stuff on your own, or follow a pattern.  Not to mention a ton of different toes and heels.

It is not however very "cool".  Kinda old knitterish, but I love it as a good resource. 
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« Reply #9 on: June 18, 2005 05:34:29 PM »

I second the Sock Sock sock book...I have made three pairs out of it and they are a lot of fun.  The patern instructions are a bit unclear for a new sock knitter.

I also second/third the Folk Socks book....great information and some inspiring background information on the history of sock knitting....

I am currently working some socks from Knitting on The Road by Nancy Bush which is a very nice sock book, clearly written.

My current favourite sock patterns is Broadripple from Knitty.com....=)

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