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Old 11-03-2007, 06:13 PM   #11
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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.
ITA 100%! I figured out Magic Loop from this book. I love that it has a basic sock pattern for different gauges.

I'm hoping to get the Sensational Knitted Socks as well.
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Old 11-03-2007, 07:09 PM   #12
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For me the best sock book I have read is Queen Kahuna's Crazy Toes and Heels - .
I originally bought a regular top down on double points learn to knit socks book when I wanted to learn socks, but I must say I have gotten 100% more use out of Queen Kahuna's book. Take a look at her site, and the book really is all that and more. I love it!
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Old 11-04-2007, 12:46 AM   #13
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I'd go with the Sensational Knitted Socks crowd. There is a lot of good stuff in that book besides the patterns eg. a chart that converts shoe size to the length of foot and component parts.
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Old 11-04-2007, 05:36 AM   #14
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I would recommend SKS but Getting Started Knitting Socks is really good for a complete beginner. It's more basic but less scary so more accessible - but both are great books and SKS has more pattern options.
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Old 11-04-2007, 07:52 PM   #15
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This is just my experience:

I bought "Getting Started Knitting Socks" and I started reading it, and nothing happened. Then I bought "New Pathways for Sock Knitters" by Cat Bordhi and I was inspired. It sounds like a book for people who are already knitting socks, but it's not. It has great drawings and good explanations. There ARE SEVERAL TYPOS which could really confuse a beginner, like reverse directions for what to do if your gauge is off: it tells you to go up a needle size when you should go down, and vice versa. You can get all the errata from Cat Bordhi's website. Other than that, I love the book, and I'm knitting my third sock.
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