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Old 05-16-2009, 09:55 AM   #11
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knitgal, I have looked at the bookstore but, they don't say if there is a lot of errors in the books. I'm a little concerned because, I would just think I was knitting them wrong, if there is errors.
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Old 05-16-2009, 09:58 AM   #12
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You guys rock. I am going to look these up right now. I've made a couple of socks but, I would like to have a good book with some patterns, also.
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Old 05-16-2009, 11:18 AM   #13
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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!
Oh I would too. I love Cookie A's patterns.
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Old 05-16-2009, 02:34 PM   #14
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I deleted the other sock book thread you started since it was a duplicate of this one.
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I have a couple of sock books I like, but my favorite is the newest one which I just recently bought, "Sock Innovation" by Cookie A. It's published by Interweave Press, but I purchased it on Amazon for a lower price.
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I love Sock Innovations for the fact that Cookie A. tells us how to make our own designs as well as includes patterns. I've ordered Wendy's newest book, Socks from the Toe Up, from Knit Picks so I can't comment on it yet.

I know most of the Sock Innovations patterns are lace patterns and I've read that Wendy's are mostly lace too, which bums me a little as I don't care for seeing skin through socks. I must be in the minority on this though as these gals are hot stuff in the sock knitting world. Well, with Cookie's design instructions and the various toe and heel techniques in Wendy's book I should be able to make my own hole-less socks!

I have More Sensational Socks and I have a question for those who recommend it. Is there a trick to using it? I've knit LOTS of socks--easily over 100 pair in the last 4 years--but I find the directions in this book extremely difficult to follow. I'm hoping someone has a tip to share for how to make this work. Maybe I didn't give it a fair try as I was frustrated with it and gave up.
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Someone said on Amazon reviews that it is written for different needles and the best thing to do is photocopy what you will use and your information. I bought Sensational Socks and have put Sock Innovations and New Pathways in my Wish List. I'm excited.
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I have More Sensational Socks and I have a question for those who recommend it. Is there a trick to using it? I've knit LOTS of socks--easily over 100 pair in the last 4 years--but I find the directions in this book extremely difficult to follow. I'm hoping someone has a tip to share for how to make this work. Maybe I didn't give it a fair try as I was frustrated with it and gave up.
I have Sensational Knitted Socks (the first one), and it was my first sock book. I can see how it's confusing, but it helps if you realize the whole thing is written three ways---for 4 dpns, 5 dpns, and 2 circs. You read the directions that apply to all three *especially including* the little sentences between the "tables" with the three sets of directions! Then you just follow on the directions that apply to your method.

I made a copy of the instructions and highlighted the parts that applied to me!

Oh...and you choose your own pattern (the 4-st patterns, 5-st patterns and so on. Flip over a page or so after the main instructions for the patter instructions, and then do that part where it says to "begin pattern."

That seems clear as mud...ask again if I can help clarify for you.
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