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Knitting on the Road Spiral-bound – Jun 15 2001


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  • Spiral-bound: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Interweave Press; Spi edition (June 15 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1883010918
  • ISBN-13: 978-1883010911
  • Product Dimensions: 28.2 x 16.7 x 1.7 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 499 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #191,386 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)


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The inspiration for these colorful socks comes from wonderful memories of my many visits to Canada and the delightful friendships I've formed with people who live there. Read the first page
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 22 2002
Format: Spiral-bound
...or at least in the top five! This book is an indispensable addition to any knitter's library. The socks included are beautiful, with the patterns inspired from places all over the world. It's a great book to use to expand your abilities--I'd especially recommend it for the intermediate knitter. There are several single-color socks with interesting patterns, along with a few color patterns and one *great*-looking Christmas stocking. The directions are perfectly clear, and the introduction at the front is fabulous--several different cast-on methods, etc, and the instructions actually make sense! One of the best little extras, and one that's indicative of the book's quality, is the listing of good sock yarns that are interchangeable with the yarns used for the example socks. This book was written with expertise, a sense of humor, and joy, and it really comes out in the anecdotes and the patterns. I can't say enough about it.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Lanja Samsdottir on Nov. 30 2003
Format: Spiral-bound
Nancy Bush has compiled sock patterns inspired by her various travelling experiences. The patterns are not based on one particular style, and this variety is pleasing. However (and this is no problem, simply an observation), Estonian traditional influence is very strong.
There are uni-coloured socks, two-coloured socks, striped socks, lace socks, cabled socks...Some are knit in worsted or DK weight, others in fingering. She specifies what yarn she used for the model socks but also gives generic weights and measurements. She also brings in some new knitting techniques like the Latvian twist and some decorative Estonian braids that I'd never heard of (but later discovered them in her previous book Folk Knitting in Estonia).
One of my complaints echoes that of another review: the photographs were often badly lit, and why make complex patterns in dark yarn that shows off the design very poorly? To remedy this deficiency, Interweave Press has put out some new photos (I think they're on the Interweave errata page) so you can get a better idea of how the finished socks look. I have also seen some of the multi-coloured socks done in different colourways, which are also very effective.
Sometimes the sock (like the Whidby and New England patterns) has a design on its instep, but it is only photographed from the side. This means that you will have to rely on the graphs to figure out how the finished sock will look in its entirety.
All in all, I like this book a lot. If nothing else, it's eye candy. I'm not sure if I'd recommend it to a truly beginning sock knitter but it will definitely inspire you.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By T. Dunlap on Oct. 7 2003
Format: Spiral-bound
I borrowed this book from the library and fell in love with it! This is one I HAVE to add to my knitting library. The book is a nice hardbound with spiral binding inside to allow you to keep your book flat while using it. A very nice plus!
So where did the title come from? I had assumed that it was a book writing to be able to use while traveling, but not so. There are 17 patterns that were inspired while the author traveled from country to country - using patterns or techniques relative from that country.
At the beginning is a nice section on techniques and throughout are tips or addition illustrations for you to complete the featured sock. These socks are very classic looking and won't go out of style! A very nice book that will be used again and again.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By mayasbooks on Jan. 24 2003
Format: Spiral-bound
This book is so good that I went from scarves straight to socks on its instructions alone! Some of the socks shown in the pictures inside were done in yarns that make it hard to see the patterns though. Beautiful socks, great instructions on finding substitute yarns, even the tricky stitches are explained clearly. I would recommend it even if you've never done decreases/increases before. It's just that good.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on Sept. 30 2002
Format: Spiral-bound
I was somewhat disappointed in this book. Some of the patterns are nice, but she uses yarns (dark colored and varigated) that don't show off the texture work very well. Hard to check whether you're doing the pattern correctly or not. I mean, if you're going to work a complicated pattern, you might want to be able to see it.
Also, there is a lot of blank space in the book, which means you are turning pages to get all of the instructions. The spiral binding is nice so that it will lie flat, but because of the hard spine, you can't fold it to just see one page, which would have been nice for a "travelling" book.
Overall, the book is okay, and I will probably use the patterns, but I am glad I didn't pay full price for it.
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