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redheadrachel
11-26-2007, 12:19 PM
Hey everyone. I have a thing for socks. A big thing for socks.
And mostly I've been jazzing up a basic pattern, which I love. But I think it's time for me to get a sock book. Any suggestions?
I think I've looked through Favorite Socks before and was surprised that so many of them are gooorgeous. But do you guys have a fave sock book? Which is the best, with the most beautiful, versatile patterns?
I don't need one that's really basic, like how to knit a sock, but just one with great patterns and maybe interesting tidbits.

knitncook
11-26-2007, 01:50 PM
Knitting Vintage Socks (http://www.knitpicks.com/Knitting+Vintage+Socks+New+Twists+on+Classic+Patte rns_BD30670.html) by Nancy Bush
Folk Socks (http://www.knitpicks.com/Folk+Socks_BD30865.html) by Nancy Bush
And the next book I want to add to my collection is Knitting Cirlces Around Socks: Knit Two at a Time on Circular Needles (http://www.amazon.com/Knitting-Circles-Around-Socks-Circular/dp/1564777391/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1196099263&sr=8-1) by Antje Gillingham. I keep thumbing through it and just never seem to actually buy it. I do have a bonus 10% off coupon for my next purchase at B&N, but I still think the Amazon price of $16.47 is better.

As you can see I really love the patterns by Nancy Bush. They are just so lovely!

lelvsdgs
11-26-2007, 02:05 PM
Knitting Vintage Socks (http://www.knitpicks.com/Knitting+Vintage+Socks+New+Twists+on+Classic+Patte rns_BD30670.html) by Nancy Bush
Folk Socks (http://www.knitpicks.com/Folk+Socks_BD30865.html) by Nancy Bush
And the next book I want to add to my collection is Knitting Cirlces Around Socks: Knit Two at a Time on Circular Needles (http://www.amazon.com/Knitting-Circles-Around-Socks-Circular/dp/1564777391/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1196099263&sr=8-1) by Antje Gillingham. I keep thumbing through it and just never seem to actually buy it. I do have a bonus 10% off coupon for my next purchase at B&N, but I still think the Amazon price of $16.47 is better.

As you can see I really love the patterns by Nancy Bush. They are just so lovely!
I have been eyeing that Knitting Circles Around Socks as well. I am new to sock knitting and am thinking I want to learn on circs. I think this is going on my Christmas list! Thanks for the great info!

Jan in CA
11-26-2007, 02:06 PM
I have Sensational Knitted Socks (http://www.knitpicks.com/Sensational+Knitted+Socks_BD30656.html) and think it's a good book. It has lots of basic info and info for adjusting fit to specific needs, plus all the patterns and many optional stitch patterns as well. There is a second SKS out, but I don't know much about it.

I have Getting Started Knitting Socks (http://www.amazon.com/Getting-Started-Knitting-Socks/dp/1596680296/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1196100163&sr=8-1) on my wishlist.

I didn't like Folk Socks myself. I wasn't interested in the history, but if you are then it's a good book. ;)

knitncook
11-26-2007, 02:18 PM
I didn't like Folk Socks myself. I wasn't interested in the history, but if you are then it's a good book. ;)

Gee, does Jan know me or what? :teehee: I love history and found Folk Socks to be a great read. I also like vintage clothing (as do my dd's) and especially foreign ethnic styles. Being that I am half Icelandic (and half Heinz 57) I'm drawn to the Scandinavian patterns.

Jan in CA
11-26-2007, 02:25 PM
Gee, does Jan know me or what? :teehee: I love history and found Folk Socks to be a great read.

I don't dislike history, but it wasn't what I expected. I wanted patterns and sock help more like SKS. ;) As for vintage clothing.. not so much. :teehee:

zkimom
11-26-2007, 02:35 PM
And the next book I want to add to my collection is Knitting Cirlces Around Socks: Knit Two at a Time on Circular Needles (http://www.amazon.com/Knitting-Circles-Around-Socks-Circular/dp/1564777391/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1196099263&sr=8-1) by Antje Gillingham. I keep thumbing through it and just never seem to actually buy it. I do have a bonus 10% off coupon for my next purchase at B&N, but I still think the Amazon price of $16.47 is better.



I want the Knitting Circles book too but I can't decide between that and this one :

2 at a Time Socks (http://www.amazon.com/2-at-Time-Socks-Melissa-Morgan-Oakes/dp/1580176917/ref=pd_sim_b_img_1)

Anyone have either or both of these books and have an opinion?

zkimom
11-26-2007, 02:40 PM
I have Getting Started Knitting Socks (http://www.amazon.com/Getting-Started-Knitting-Socks/dp/1596680296/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1196100163&sr=8-1) on my wishlist.


Kelley Petkun gave this book a great review on one of her podcasts. Sounds like a great basic book to start knitting socks with.

Jan in CA
11-26-2007, 03:47 PM
I want the Knitting Circles book too but I can't decide between that and this one :
2 at a Time Socks (http://www.amazon.com/2-at-Time-Socks-Melissa-Morgan-Oakes/dp/1580176917/ref=pd_sim_b_img_1)
Anyone have either or both of these books and have an opinion?

2 at a Time Socks (http://www.amazon.com/2-at-Time-Socks-Melissa-Morgan-Oakes/dp/1580176917/ref=pd_sim_b_img_1) is done with Magic Loop, the other is with 2 circs so pick your poison and then go for it. OR if you use ML you can always just use Silver's tutorial for 2 socks with ML. ;)
http://www.cometosilver.com/socks/2mlsocks_start.htm

Doublereeder2
11-26-2007, 06:30 PM
I love both Charlene Schurch's Sensational Knitted Socks books.

1to1
11-27-2007, 06:21 PM
Rachel,

I'm surprised that the New Pathway for Sock Knitters hasn't been mentioned--I did a small review (http://k1c2.blogspot.com/2007/11/little-coriolis.html) on my blog and a review (http://k1c2.blogspot.com/2007/11/knitpick-reviews.html) on the Getting Started Knitting Socks.

For a new knitter I think that both are great.

Sock on,
Carla