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Old 01-27-2008, 02:49 PM   #1
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Looking for a sock book
I've been knitting my first pair of socks from silver's tutorial and I've noticed that its slightly addictive. So I thought maybe I'll buy a book or two and was wondering what books everyone else finds useful.

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Old 01-27-2008, 03:27 PM   #2
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Hey, why spend good money?

Go to google.com and do a search using the words "free sock pattern".

You'll get TONS of websites. Browse them to your heart's content. And when you find a pattern you like, just select the text by putting the curser at the start, press the shift key and down-arrow to move the curser to the end of the instructions. Go to the top menu bar and click on Edit-Copy.

Now open a blank page in your word-processing program. Put your curser at the top then again click on Edit and select Paste.

For the illustration/s on the website, you can usually point your curser at the illustration or photo and either right-click and select Copy Image then go to your word-processing document and do Edit-Paste again, or - you can point to the photo, click then hold down your mouse and drag the photo to your word processing document and release the mouse.

You'll find all the sock patterns your darling little knit-wanting heart desires!

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I own Charlene Schurch's More Sensational Knitted Socks. I love that book because she gives you tables and formulas to come up with your own sock patterns. There's also a great reference in the back with stitch patterns with written instructions and charts.
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I usually go for the free patterns, too, but I have seen some gorgeous designs in the book "Socks, socks, socks" I haven't bought it but most times when I see a really cool sock on Ravelry it's done from that book.
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Originally Posted by Jenn_Knitter View Post
I own Charlene Schurch's More Sensational Knitted Socks. I love that book because she gives you tables and formulas to come up with your own sock patterns. There's also a great reference in the back with stitch patterns with written instructions and charts.
If you're strictly looking for books, I would also recommend this one.
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Thanks guys, I've looked at free patterns, I have a folder full of PDF socks, but I thought it'd be nice to have a book, something for reference when I get a bit confused and with some nice patterns that I can try. I will certainly look at the books you have suggested.
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Old 01-27-2008, 04:02 PM   #7
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i have a suggestion
I have Schurch's book, and a book by Ann Budd,
"Getting Started Knitting Socks", and I prefer the latter:

http://www.amazon.com/Getting-Starte...1463965&sr=1-1

Ann Budd writes in a way that I understand, Schurch has a lot
of tables and charts you have to take time to understand.

Budd's books get you going knitting socks.
Hey, I know what you mean about getting slightly addicted to knitting socks.
I got so bad last week, that I got something like carpal tunnel syndrome. Been resting my arm all weekend, too.
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Originally Posted by rachejm View Post
I've been knitting my first pair of socks from silver's tutorial and I've noticed that its slightly addictive. So I thought maybe I'll buy a book or two and was wondering what books everyone else finds useful.

Thanks in advance!

Rache xxx
Heh, heh, heh - slightly addictive?????
I also second Charlene Schurch's Sensational Knitted Socks and her companion book, More SKS.
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Originally Posted by photolady View Post
I have Schurch's book, and a book by Ann Budd,
"Getting Started Knitting Socks", and I prefer the latter:

http://www.amazon.com/Getting-Starte...1463965&sr=1-1

Ann Budd writes in a way that I understand, Schurch has a lot
of tables and charts you have to take time to understand.
I have this book and would also recommend it. Great illustrations.
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I have to agree as well. I have several sock books, but I keep going back to Ann Budd's Getting Started Knitting Socks. So many beautiful full-color pictures to go along with the instructions.

I also have both of Charlene Schurch's books and while they are wonderful, I find to be a bit overwhelming. There is a lot of information in there to sort through.
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