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Old 07-03-2008, 12:49 AM   #1
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KnitPicks Book Sale - What to buy!?!?
I have no books, I'm looking to buy

I'm looking for suggestions for sock books, and stitch dictionaries and things like cables

One specific question I have is the difference between sensational sock book and the more sensational sock book... should i get both? or just one and which open?

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Old 07-03-2008, 12:52 AM   #2
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I have the first one and I've heard it's the best one. I also have Getting Started Knitting Socks which is a good book, too.

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Old 07-03-2008, 08:43 AM   #3
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I have both of the sensational socks books and prefer the 1st one. The way it is layed out is easier for me to use.
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That's so funny, I have also been trying to decide which Sensational sock book to get and I had heard the second was better! I guess it's really different for everyone.

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I have the first SKS book and I do like it. It's a lot of basic sock construction information that I already knew, but it has some good ideas and a few great stitch patterns! I also JUST got in 25 Favorite Socks from Interweave, and it's amazing! I think it's my favorite sock pattern book I've ever seen, so if that's what you're looking for, I'd definitely check into it! Vogue Knitting is also a great all-purpose reference with a great amount of stitch patterns in it! Oh yes, take full advantage of the summer book sale

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the first SKS book if full of How-To's on socks construction and the basics of socks. From what I have been told the 2nd one isn't as full of general information as the first one.
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Old 07-03-2008, 01:09 PM   #7
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I have the first one and I've heard it's the best one. I also have Getting Started Knitting Socks which is a good book, too.
I just picked that one up from Chapters and I really like it. I have never tried knitting socks because it seems a bit intimidating but the book makes me think maybe I can.

Before ordering a book, you could go to your library or book store and see which one(s) you like then get them cheaper at the Knitpicks sale.

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I have both Getting started Knitting Socks (FANTASTIC) and SKS, which I like very much, but for a beginner I would recommend Getting Started as more beginner friendly, with *very* clear instructions.

I also have 25 Favorite Socks, and I agree with RHRachel-it is wonderful, full of beautiful socks, almost every one of which I want to knit.

If you're at all interested in doing Magic Loop, 2-At-A-Time socks by Melissa Morgan-Oakes is also highly recommended. And yes, I have that one too and only have 1.25 pairs of socks under my belt But a girl can't have too many reference books, right? LOL.

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