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« on: March 18, 2007 12:55:34 PM »

One of my goals this year is to get into sock knitting.  I've already got Nancy Bush's "Folk Socks" book but wonder what others people like.  Right now I'm sort of debating between "Knitting on the Road" or "Knitting Vintage Socks" but I'm open to suggestions.
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2007 01:18:40 PM »

I like "Sensational Knitted Socks," I can't remember who the author is at the moment, but there are endless possibilties for patterns in this book. You can go toe-up, top-down, and there are all sorts of stitch patterns. Definitely worth a look, in my opinion.
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« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2007 02:02:41 PM »

I like "Sensational Knitted Socks," I can't remember who the author is at the moment, but there are endless possibilties for patterns in this book. You can go toe-up, top-down, and there are all sorts of stitch patterns. Definitely worth a look, in my opinion.

Charlene Schurch (it's on the shelf above my laptop Grin).  I absolutely love Sensational Knitted Socks.  It's really cleverly laid out and just has a wealth of information.  Each chapter is devoted to a certain group of stitch patterns (knit and purl, lace, cables, etc), and each chapter has a chart for gauges 5.5 - 10 sts/ inch with foot circumferences from 5" - 12" .  She also includes instructions for using 4 or 5 DPNs or two circulars.  Also, to get the knitter started, there are great diagrams on how to measure the recipient's foot, the anatomy of a sock, etc.

I love Nancy Bush's books and all (eye candy!), but I find that they're very limiting since she doesn't adapt her patterns for various sizes.

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« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2007 03:38:30 PM »

i third Sensational Knitted Socks.  It is very much a choose your own adventure book, so it may not be the best first pattern book.  try one of the many fabulous knitty patterns and then use S.K.S. when you're comfy with the methodology.

i also know she is coming out with a second book (More Sensational Knitted Socks) in a few weeks!  Smiley

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« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2007 02:04:30 AM »

Wow, can't beat the unanimous vote.  Thanks everyone.
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2007 05:16:26 AM »

Fourth! Everyone has said it all, and I agree!
« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2007 08:08:17 PM »

I think the Twisted Sisters sock book is also pretty great. If you like spinning and dyeing, it has lots of info on that, and the actual knitting section has tons of options for toes, heels, ribbing, and bind-offs. It also has charts that help you figure out how many working stitches you need for various sizes of yarn and feet (using wraps per inch and gauge). I like that instead of giving you a bunch of patterns, it gives you what you need to design your own sock patterns. And the pictures are very inspiring!
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« Reply #7 on: March 22, 2007 01:26:04 PM »

I really like Sensational Knitted socks too!  It gives you so many ideas and options for creating your own sock patterns.

I also just got this new book from Interweave, Favorite Socks: 25 Timeless designs that is really nice.  There are some great designs in there.  Especially the embossed leaves that everyone is doing lately.
« Reply #8 on: March 22, 2007 03:26:00 PM »

Yup, you've already got my first choice - Folk Socks.  My second would be the Sensational Socks - seems like people agree on that one.  Between those two you've got enough technique to start designing your own after you get the hang of it.  Hope you have fun, gotta love the socks.
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