Sock Innovation

Sock Innovation

Knitting Techniques & Patterns for One-of-a-kind Socks

Book - 2009
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Unconventional, rule-breaking socks are part and parcel in this unique guide to sock knitting that includes 15 new sock patterns. The skills of the average sock knitter are increased through design exploration and advanced stitch manipulation, treating the sock as a knitted canvas where elements are strategically and intentionally placed. New designs of floral lace patterns, angular geometric shapes, and unusual cables are presented along with detailed instructions on modifications to suit needs and aesthetics. The incredible range of style and complexity in this guide runs from sweet and simple to delightfully imaginative.

Publisher: Loveland, Colo. : Interweave Press LLC, 2009
ISBN: 9781596681095
1596681098
Branch Call Number: Home 746.432 A

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levelin
Jul 16, 2014

I'm putting this in my sock knitting wish list! I am an experienced sock knitter and I found helpful things in this book. Everything is very well explained and then some. Most of all, I'd like to thank the library for having this book available, and of course to the author for all her work putting this book together...

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lacegarden
May 12, 2014

I have knit four pairs of socks from this book: Devon, Eunice, Rick, and Vilai, and am about half way through my fifth pair: Wanida. The quality of the designs is first rate, especially in Eunice and Vilai which both combine interesting and new openwork and cable patterns. I wear an average sized sock and tend to knit to gauge, so I haven't tried her suggestions for resizing. I also prefer DP needles so haven't tried to work these patterns with any circular needle technique. That said, the patterns are straight forward, well charted, and should be well withing the ability of someone with basic sock knitting skills. I found her section on design interesting and helpful. And in spite of the fact that I'm a die hard toe up sock knitter I keep returning to Cookie A's wonderful top down patterns.

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pnbjam
Aug 19, 2011

This book includes an instructive introduction on designing your own socks. Each pattern also notes information on how to resize it, which is a nice feature. Some unique designs.

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reenamd
Mar 17, 2011

I'm an experienced sock knitter (both toe-up and top-down), and have knit some of the free designs from Cookie A (check out Knitty.com). I knit two of the patterns from this book and found several errors in the charts, so watch out! The designs are complex and not easy to adapt to 2-at-a-time, magic loop knitting (my technique of choice). That said, the designs are lovely and complex-looking. As others have pointed out, all patterns are top-down.

minerva Jan 23, 2010

This book has a really great introductory section about design, with all manner of useful information.
I was, however, disappointed that all of the socks are top-down.
Some lovely designs.

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