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Getting Started Knitting Socks [Hardcover]

Ann Budd
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Book Description

Aug. 31 2007 Getting Started series
From cast-on stitches to binding off, this handbook details the simple steps needed to turn seemingly complicated sock knitting projects into easy and enjoyable activities. Helpful photographs and instructional drawings ensure that even inexperienced knitters will be able to produce high-quality socks and handle more complicated techniques, such as the Kitchener stitch at the toe. Using instructions for five different sizes--from child through adult large--at five different gauges, knitters can produce styles ranging from delicate dress socks to thick and furry slipper socks. More adventurous knitters can add variety and flair by following one of 16 unique designs or trying one of the dozens of rib, cable, and lace patterns provided. With plenty of tips and a handy stitch dictionary, this guide unleashes the creativity and fun of sock knitting.

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Getting Started Knitting Socks + The Knitter's Book of Socks: The Yarn Lover's Ultimate Guide to Creating Socks That Fit Well, Feel Great, and Last a Lifetime + Sock Knitting Master Class: Innovative Techniques + Patterns from Top Designers
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"Essential for all knitting collections." - Library Journal

"I strongly recommend this book for anybody who wants to become a sock knitter." - Knitter's Review

"The best beginning sock book that has been published so far. That is all. Go buy it." -

"No detail is ignored and Ann anticipates questions as if she is sitting next to you. This is a finger twitching book--it makes me want to drop everything and knit something from it right now." - KnitPicks Podcast

"One of the best sock knitting books to come out in a long time." - Knitting News Cast

"Photography is sharp with a tight focus providing an excellent reference for those needing a visual guide through every step." - Monsters and

"With this book from Interweave Press, you'll be knitting gorgeous socks in no time." - Let's Knit (UK)

About the Author

Ann Budd is the best-selling author of The Knitter's Handy Book of Patterns and The Knitter's Handy Book of Sweater Patterns. She is also the author of Getting Started Knitting Socks, Interweave Presents Knitted Gifts, Knitting Green, and Simple Style, and coauthor of Bag Style, Color Style, Lace Style, and Wrap Style. She is a book editor and the former senior editor of Interweave Knits magazine. She lives in Boulder, Colorado.

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very pleased May 12 2010
I bought this book because I really wanted to learn how to knit socks, and yet some other books that I ordered all seemed to assume I knew more than I did. This book starts off right at the beginning, so it was very helpful.

The text and pictures are very clear, and they really do lead you through step-by-step. There are a couple of things that I haven't got the hang of yet (like stopping the "ladder" gap between double-pointed needles). The author's only suggestion is to use a circular needle, but if they don't make needles small enough, then what do you do?

Anyway, aside from a few small things, I am very, very happy with this book. With it I successfully knit my first pair of socks, and I intend to knit many more :)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent! Oct. 19 2011
By sandy
I was knitting socks before I bought this book, but I did not understand how I did. I would just blindly follow the pattern not knowing what was next.
This book breaks down each section of the sock, as well as the wools you use. I now know exactly how and why I am knitting. I do not have to rely on a pattern I can make my own.
If you have always wanted to try knitting socks then this is the book for you. It is thorough and easy to understand. If you already knit socks and want to know more this is a great book to add to your library.
Over all this is one of the best knitting books I own and I recomend it to anyone interested in knitting socks!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My Fav!! Oct. 30 2012
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I got this book on a recommendation as I was starting my 'sock knitting adventure'.

Now this is my GO TO book and I suggest it to ANYONE wanting to learn to knit socks.

I'm a beginner at knitting socks, so I can't speak to how it would be for experienced sock knitters, but for anyone else out there that wants to knit socks...GET THIS BOOK!

Good pictures, easy to read and understand instructions. Multiple sizes. Good for learning and even better for reference as you work.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great beginner sock book Sept. 6 2012
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I bought this book for my mother, since she was having trouble figuring out how to knit socks from the other sock books I loaned her. The book contains many very useful explanatory photos, illustrating each step, which is just what she needed. It contains basic sock patterns for a large amount of yarn weights, which was also useful for my mother since she doesn't like working with fingering weight yarn because of her eyesight and arthritis. I've taken a look at it, and it looks like a really good book for beginner sock knitters who are using double pointed needles.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent - one of my favourite sock books Aug. 20 2012
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At first glance, this book's simple design might not seem all that impressive, but don't let that fool you. This book teaches you how to make any sock from almost any yarn weight (from 4 stitches per inch chunky weight to 8 stitches per inch fingering weight). The instructions are CLEAR and patterns include multiple sizes. Work your way thru one of the basic patterns, and you'll be empowered to design your own socks from a variety of yarns in any size and leg/instep pattern. Not that creative? There are still 16 more patterns to choose from. LOVE this book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Would recommend Feb. 7 2014
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Very useful book, with clear directions and pictures. Would definitely recommend. Thought it was a great book for me as a beginner making socks
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5.0 out of 5 stars getting started knitting socks Dec 6 2013
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Great book for beginners. Very informative and easy to follow. Nice patterns and vary from easy to more challenging which is what you want for a beginning book
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5.0 out of 5 stars Lots of information.
Very clear, but you will have to translate for yourself if you chose to do magic loop. All patterns are for double pointed needles as is typical for most sock patterns. Read more
Published 9 months ago by D. Macdonald
4.0 out of 5 stars GREAT
This is the best book I know for learning how to make socks that doesn't require a degree in nuclear physics to understand. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Elizabeth Beeler
4.0 out of 5 stars My first attempt
I am a little intimidated by knitting socks, but this book looks like it has all the information I need to get started. Wish me luck!!!
Published 10 months ago by Dawn Grace
5.0 out of 5 stars i love this book
Well presented and great resource. It has enough information for beginner to export. Bought it as a gift after I read my copy
Published 11 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book
Love this book, definitely has a few to get wrapped up in. Looking forward to making many of these socks.
Published 11 months ago by Karen Springle
5.0 out of 5 stars Getting Started Knitting Socks is Great
I knit almost daily and have found this book to be a great resource. It is beautifully and sensibly laid out and provides very clear instructions and illustrations to help you in... Read more
Published 13 months ago by Katherine D. Wittmann
5.0 out of 5 stars Sock Knitting Book
Just love this book. Lots of good information and very easy directions. Photos are excellent and I would recomend it to both beginner and expierenced knitter
Published 18 months ago by Betty Rattray
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