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Old 10-13-2007, 11:43 AM   #1
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"Sockitectures" question for seasoned sock-knitters
I am knitting my first sock using Cat Bordhi's book "New Pathways for Sock Knitters".

Since I know nothing about other sock books (except the first one I bought, which did not help me) or about how most people knit socks, I don't know how novel or ingenious these designs are. Is there anyone reading this post who is well-versed in sock-knitting and who has given her book a thorough going over who could tell me if her "sockitectures" are original and new or if they are established sock-knitting techniques which she is presenting in a way which is particularly effective in teaching me?
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I don't have the book, but I saw it at my LYS. From what I can remember it had some very different patterns in it.

Coriolis for one is VERY different. Here's a free pattern for it when it was on DIY.
http://www.diynetwork.com/diy/na_kni...482820,00.html

I found a bunch of the socks (various patterns from the book) being knit on Ravelry. Some of them look like they are constructed differently for sure. Maybe your library has the book?
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Yep, I am doing a coriolis sock from the book now and it is VERY different and quite cool. I have made about 8 pairs of socks and so I have an idea about how socks are made, both cuff-down and toe-up. These are clearly different.

In fact, I never had such trouble knitting a sock!! I guess I am not as good at taking accurate measurements of my foot and my gauge as I thought I was! I never had to rip a sock back before. I have ripped this one 4 times....so far. But, I still want to keep going. I feel like, if I can "get" this, it will be a real insight.
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I think the book is truly excellent. The socks look so interesting and unlike any socks I have ever seen...and one of the reasons I enjoy knitting is that it can result in a one-of-a-kind object.

I think Bordhi should be rewarded for her ingenuity and skill. She has designed some stitch markers which should be available soon, if they are not already. I plan to buy some just to show my appreciation!
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Oh I'm sorry. I misunderstood your question. I see you already have the book. I'm glad you're enjoying it and I hope you share photos in What'cha Knittin' when you're done.
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