I’ve been planning on buying this book FOREVER, but just don’t have the cash flow when it’s convenient. But, can someone tell me if the book includes instructions for toe-up socks also? I’m planning on making a pair of sock’s for my mom, and thought I might give toe-up a shot. It may be a good excuse to buy the book! :teehee:
Yes it does. I have wanted to try this but I want to go back to a pair of booties I had knit that had you do a double knit thing instead of provincial cast on. Must look that up as I think the toe up can be done this way.
I don’t have the book handy (I’m at work :crying:), but I’m sure there are toe-up socks in there with short-row heels.
Use whatever excuse you need to buy this book - it is by far the best sock book I’ve seen (and I have a bunch of 'em). The patterns are written in such a way that you’ll really understand how they’re structured, and it’s a useful tool if you want to start designing your own patterns.
I HAVE ANOTHER Question
Does is include info about knitting argyle socks?
Nope didn’t see any.
Patterns it has listed:
4 stitch ribbing
5,6,8,12 stitch patterns
chevron for self striping yarn
I looooove argyle. I need argyle socks now too!
OH poo. I wonder if there is a knitting sock book about argyles or traditional sock techniques.
Ang… I know Ive seen a couple of patterns for argyle socks on Knitting Pattern Central…
My DREAM sock book in Knitting Vintage Socks by Nancy Bush. Some BEAUTIFUL patterns in there. And so many!!!
I resisted buying this book at first. I am a cheapskate and can’t stand buying patterns/books if I can get it online for free :oops: :teehee:
BUT… this is hands down the best sock book/pattern I have ever seen. It gives you so many options, 4/5 dpns, 2 circs, toe up, top down, patterns, heels, and she explains everything to a “t”. If I had never done a sock before, I probably could have done one with the help of this book alone. (I wasn’t a member here, bcs then of course I would have done Silver’s Sock Tutorial! ) You should buy it when you have the $!
[color=indigo]I’m waiting for Sensational Socks to get here from KnitPicks and bought Folk Socks at the LYS. It’s got a lot of heels, toes, history and patterns based on different cultures. Including Highland Kilt Hose. There is a history section on the Argyle or Tartan socks.[/color]
I agree about SKS… while other sock books have awesome patterns, SKS really gives one a GREAT understanding of the “basic sock formula” and several different techniques, not to mention lots of “fixes” for common sock problems (top 'o the gusset holes, etc). I am now able to take any st pattern and design my own sock from it. I told the owners of Chix that I would only teach their sock class if this book was included in the class fee. Its THAT good.
There is a sequel to SKS coming out next month! I may have to preorder this. :cheering:
I knew this was coming, but – oh my – I can hardly wait! Only 1 more month!!!
I have to wait a whole month? :pout: :teehee:
Uh, can you say PRE-ORDER!!! You’ll still have to wait the month, but at least you’ll be among the first to get it. Let’s have a race…
Hmmm…when do I get paid again?! :teehee:
I told Chix with Stix I was QUITTING if they didnt pre-order this book! :teehee:
Pre-ordered it yesterday!
Pre-ordered it yesterday![/quote]
Well, you beat me as far as purchasing, but WHO will RECEIVE their’s first??? :teehee:
We’ll just have to see, now won’t we! :teehee: