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Old 05-16-2009, 06:13 AM   #1
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No one has a favorite sock k. book?
Please people. I have some extra money and ready to buy a sock book. Doesn't anyone have a favorite sock knitting book out there that they could recommend?
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Old 05-16-2009, 06:30 AM   #2
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If I had some extra money right now, i'd go and get Cookie A.'s new book "Sock innovation" in a heartbeat. Check out the patterns on Ravelry, she's got such an unusual way of putting together a stitch pattern and a sock!
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Old 05-16-2009, 08:09 AM   #3
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You probably didn't get any responses to your other post because it's hard to say what the 'best' sock book is.

Have you already made socks so you understand the basics? If not, I'd recommend a website first - Silver's tutorials. http://www.cometosilver.com/socks/

There are books that teach the different methods (dbl pt needles, magic loop, 2 circs), but there are websites w/tuts that teach them, too. Then there are top down or toe up. then there are different heel types.

Charlene Schurch's books, Sensational Knitted Socks and More Sensational Knitted Socks are both good books - lots of different stitch patterns, and top down and toe ups.

The sock book I'm after next is Wendy Johnsons Socks from the Toe Up. I've already bought Cookie A's book and Cat borhdi's latest, New Pathways.
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Yes, it's hard to describe the "best" sock book because everyone likes different patterns and everyone has different skill levels. The books that Mirl56 and KnittingNat recommended are amazing, but maybe you should just head over to the bookstore and take a look through them all? Or go on Ravelry and look at the patterns and the comments about them there?
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Another good place to look where you can see the inside pictures of the projects in the book is www.knitpicks.com. Plus, they often have 40% off sales on their book prices.

When possible, I try to check books out from my local library first. They have a website, you can search for knitting books from any library in the state, then reserve them and go pick them up a few days later. Way Cool!
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A few of my favorite is Sensational Knitted Socks and More Sensational Knitted Socks.
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My current favorite book is Cookie A's Sock Innovation. I just love watching the patterns unfold as I knit them. My favorite socks have all been Cookie A creations.
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I also like Sensation Knitted Sock. I like that I can use my gauge not have to try to get a different one.
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I was reading about these on Amazon. Thanks, I might try one of these.
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I didn't know Knitpicks has 40% off. Thanks.
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