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snowbear
10-27-2006, 10:19 PM
I want to learn how to make socks... I have the video from this site, and it helps.. but to me.. a book would help.. Please give me your best suggestion for someone to learn to knit socks from a book. I've learned everything else from books, well, knit wise I mean, and from here of course... gezzzzzz. I just embarrased myself....dang drugs..lol :oops: and feel confident I can learn socks as well.... Please... give me your advise. :pray:


* I have orders for 3 pairs of socks... male, female and child.. plus booties for new grandbaby... daughter was all socks made out of same yarn... gezzzz what I do for my spoiled daughter, lol

rebecca
10-27-2006, 10:48 PM
I highly recommend Sensational Knitted Socks (http://www.knitpicks.com/books/itemid_30656/books_display.aspx).

knitqueen
10-27-2006, 11:10 PM
I highly recommend Sensational Knitted Socks (http://www.knitpicks.com/books/itemid_30656/books_display.aspx).

Ditto. It is the BEST book - and once you have learned the basics of sock knitting it also has such an array of options from easy-difficult to keep you busy for a very very long time!

Julie
10-28-2006, 12:29 AM
I agree -- SKS is awesome. Also, you might want to download Silver's Sock Class -- it's a detailed tutorial with pictures and excellent instructions for every single step. I've never seen book instructions as thorough as this. And it's free! :D

Silver's Sock Class (http://www.cometosilver.com/socks/SockClass_Beginning.htm)

KellyK
10-28-2006, 12:35 AM
I TOTALLY agree about SKS. In fact, when my LYS asked me to teahc the sock class, I told them I would do it ONLY if that book came with the class! It is THE most comprehensive sock book I have ever met. 5 thumbs up!

Rorshach
10-28-2006, 01:28 AM
I have two that I would recommend, Folk Socks, and Knitting Vintage socks. With Knitting Vintage Socks, you learn a lot about the different toe and heel styles, and I've found it to be an invaluable resource.

janelanespaintbrush
10-28-2006, 09:24 AM
I agree with SKS. There are also tons of resources on the web. Lots of good links here (http://mysite.verizon.net/vze8mnnp/toesheels.html) and here. (http://www.misocrafty.squarespace.com/sockknittingresorces-/)

Quiara
10-28-2006, 10:35 AM
I also like Simple Socks Plain and Fancy for just understanding socks in general. It's helped me a lot in learning the mechanics of various socks. But I've heard so many positive things about SKS, that I'd say it's likely very good as well. SSPF doesn't give you sock patterns, really; it teaches you how to create socks. I've enjoyed my copy quite a bit.

snowbear
10-28-2006, 04:29 PM
I downloaded the link to the socks... and Ordered the SKS... Thank all of you so much for helping w/ the advice. That is what I love about this site... everyone is so wonderfully helpful... I'm going to bed and do some reading before I fall asleep again.... dang meds... make me unable to knit for any length of time....


Till later.....


:hug:

cindyln
10-28-2006, 10:53 PM
I am making my first sock and I am using Silver's site. I have found this site wonderful and so easy to follow. The pictures are fantastic. After I got the hang of the dpn's I am finding knitting socks easy and fun. I can't wait to finish this pair so I can start my next pair.