Getting Started Knitting Socks Hardcover – Aug 31 2007
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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." - Knitty.com
"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 Critics.com
"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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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 :)
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!
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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Very useful book, with clear directions and pictures. Would definitely recommend. Thought it was a great book for me as a beginner making socksPublished on Feb. 7 2014 by codonnell
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 bookPublished on Dec 6 2013 by Ellie
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 morePublished on Nov. 1 2013 by Elizabeth Beeler
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 on Oct. 1 2013 by Dawn Grace
Well presented and great resource. It has enough information for beginner to export. Bought it as a gift after I read my copyPublished on Sept. 18 2013 by Amazon Customer
Love this book, definitely has a few to get wrapped up in. Looking forward to making many of these socks.Published on Sept. 18 2013 by Karen Springle