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  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Potter Craft; Original edition (April 20 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0823085538
  • ISBN-13: 978-0823085538
  • Product Dimensions: 21.1 x 0.9 x 28 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 522 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #116,801 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Hayley Cann TOP 500 REVIEWER on June 28 2010
Format: Paperback
Yes, the book is translated. From the look of it, it's a "Inspiration" or Coats GmBH original. And yes, the method of explanation could be overwhelming to people who have not yet read knitting books that don't come from the English speaking world. I think this book has so much content that it would be a shame to let that stop you.

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.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ninon on Jan. 2 2011
Format: Paperback
This is a great book for a person just starting to knit socks,
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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By jd on Dec 20 2011
Format: Paperback
As the title suggests, this book is akin to participating in a workshop for sock-knitting. The book is well-organized with excellent quality photographs and easy-to-understand wording. This book would be ideal for someone who probably is an intermediate knitter and already has some knowledge/experience in sock-knitting. Both cuff-down and toe-up socks are discussed with clear instructions and a variety of techniques. If you could only purchase one book on the topic of sock-knitting, this would be the one.
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