The Sock Knitter's Workshop: Everything Knitters Need to Knit Socks Beautifully Paperback – Apr 20 2010
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About the Author
EWA JOSTES and STEPHANIE VAN DER LINDEN are the authors of many knitting books, and their work can be seen on the popular knitting website www.ravelry.com.
Stephanie is also a contributor to the Internet knitting magazine www.TwistCollective.com.
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First off, this is a book that is divided in 8 sections: Materials, Basics and tips, Casting on, Cuffs, Heels, Toes, Other Sock Knitting Techniques (namely toe-up, and with circular needles), and finally Patterns. The weak part of the book is the patterns section, if memory serves almost none of the patterns are originals, instead they are reprints of patterns found in Inspiration books, the design books published by Coats for its Regia line. If you have never even heard about Regia having pattern books for its yarns, then you're in luck, the patterns are pretty diverse and most of them are good looking. If you own the leaflets, this section won't interest you. For me, it costs the book a star, because I would expect original patterns.
I found that the instructions are given in a typical German way. It's not so much that they are badly translated as that in order to make them into your run of the mill American or British pattern they would have to be rewritten. Instead the book gives tables of sizes and references points and how many stitches you should have at that point. Then you have a paragraph explaining what goes on, and specific instructions for how to set the rows, and what to repeat. The sock patterns themselves are written much the same way, giving you the stitch chart, the overall layout of the design and the deviation to the "template" sock pattern you will be using.Read more ›
it is a learner book....I expected more out of a Workshop....
I have been knitting socks for more than 50 yrs..so to me it
did not live up to expectations..
However, it is a great book.
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A great find. An excellent, technical sock book. A great addition to any sock knitter's library with lots of great explanatory photos.Published 21 months ago by Christine