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mwhite 11-01-2007 10:11 AM

Need Sock Book Recommendations
I've just started knitting socks and would like your recommendations for a good, basic, reference/pattern book on socks. Thanks in advance.

MAmaDawn 11-01-2007 10:16 AM

I was just going to ask the same thing.... great minds think a like....

mwhite 11-01-2007 10:25 AM

LOL!!! I know that there are tons of information on the web but I really love to have a book in my hands...

yarnpiggy 11-01-2007 11:53 AM

I think Sensational Knitted Socks is one of the BEST sock books out there. I :heart: :heart: :heart: this book! There are lots of pattern options, and the sizing charts are great! The way the book is laid out is really neat--you find a pattern (they are based on 4 stitch, 6 stitch, etc. repeats), and then it tells you how many stitches to cast on for the size you're making. It's just a great book.

Lisa R. 11-01-2007 12:26 PM

I got Socks Soar on Two Circular Needles to help me learn that technique and now am working my first sock from Sensational Knitted Socks--which came highly recommended.

Sensational Knitted Socks has good information on the basic "how to" of knitting socks, then how to customize your pattern, and quite a number of patterns with instructions for 4 dpns, 5 dpns, and 2 circulars.

Of course, it's only my first sock, but I'm pleased with the possibilities from these two books.

mwhite 11-01-2007 01:09 PM

Herrschners has "Sensational Socks" on sale for $14.97!!! :cheering:

I forgot to mention that my preference is using DPNs so these two books look very tempting! Thanks! :muah:

of troy 11-01-2007 02:36 PM

my two favorites?
the already mentioned Sensational Knitted socks

why? lots of variety. (of stitch patterns)
each sock has directions for 4 DPN's, 5 DPN's and 2 circs' (2 circ and ML directions are virtualy identical)

What i don't like?
Occationally unclear directions (she explains philosophy of socks in early pages.. if you don't read an just jump in and make socks, some directions are hard to understand.

Second: Knitting Vintage Socks.

Why? lots of variety. opening chapter explains different types of heels, and give generic directions for 4 styles of Heels, and 6 styles of toes..

what i don't like: again--be sure and read opening chapter..
titles of socks remain unchanged (so its still "French Childs sock" but the pattern has been updated and its now an adult size sock!

there are other good sock books, but these two aren't good.. they are great.

cynanar 11-01-2007 04:37 PM

I think that Getting Started Knitting Socks (Getting Started series) by Ann Budd is a great begginers book. It takes the time to explain each part of the sock and why you do each step. It also shows mistakes that are easy to make and how to fix them. The patterns in this book are from worsted weight to fingering weight yarn.

melissaatk 11-02-2007 06:49 AM

Another good one is "Knit socks." It is a book shaped like a sock. All of the patterns are written for dpn's.

cspooks 11-03-2007 05:32 PM

I like Nancy Bush's Folk Socks. She has lots of really neat patterns, but she does give a basic pattern plus several different toe and heel shapings. There's also advice about measuring and really general info about socks so that you can make whatever size you want. I wasn't exactly a beginning knitter when I got this, but I find it easy enough to follow.

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