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Old 12-10-2012, 03:03 AM   #1
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So many sock book, Which one is the Best?
Hi, I am in search of buying a sock book. I have knitted a few cuff down using information from the internet, but I would like to have one that teaches sock construction of both cuff down and toe up. Any suggestions?
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Old 12-10-2012, 01:31 PM   #2
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I suggest ordering from the library if you can to see if you like them. There are just too many books! I have a few books, but I rarely use them.
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Old 12-10-2012, 01:47 PM   #3
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It's not a book, but this is a great tutorial on socks, toe-up, cuff-down, one at a time, two at a time. http://www.cometosilver.com/socks There are others out there, I learned toe-up from Lifestyle Socks and videos.
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Old 12-10-2012, 05:24 PM   #4
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I use the Lifestyle Toe-Up Socks formula for all my socks and then just add whatever stitch pattern interests me. So when I went looking for a sock book, I was looking more for design inspiration rather than how-to. The only sock book I own is Think Outside the Sox, which doesn't really fit the OP's criteria but is an awesome book nonetheless.
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Old 12-10-2012, 06:06 PM   #5
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Carol, you really encourage me! I didn't link to the Lifestyle Socks because in a computer fiasco I lost all my bookmarks and saved things and finding it again isn't always easy. If you use the same formula I do, maybe someday I can make socks as well as you? I doubt it, I don't think I have the same drive and determination. I look at books and think I'd be interested but thumb through and find only one or two things that really interest me and the book stays in the store. I prefer spending money on my stash and needles. Hi, I'm GrumpyGramma and I'm a yarn and needles junkie.
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Here's the link for the Lifestyle Toe-up Socks, for anyone who needs it. Getting to be good at knitting socks or anything else is a matter of practice. My very first pair of socks was an ugly, lumpy mess. I was proud of having finished them, but when my dog later chewed 'em up, I didn't grieve for them.
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From the Lifestyle Toe-up Sock page
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Not a pattern, but a lifestyle
OMG Truth in advertising?

I knit wearable socks. Right now I'm making pink ones. I had a pair of candy pink socks that I wore on days when I felt like my day needed something....I called them pink sock days. They wore out and I finally decided to make some. I'm using Sock Ease lollipop yarn. I think it's lollipop...looks more like bubblegum to me. I have long feet, with really long toes that are hard to fit and finding socks I like is almost as hard as finding shoes that fit so I had to learn to make them myself. OK, to be honest, any excuse will do. I think my next pair will be in grape soda and if I have any pink left I might just mix them together.
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