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Nice Patterns, Good Reference, but cannot stand on its own as a ground up guide.
on January 19, 2015
I've knitted socks from the cuff down, but never toe-up. I would also classify myself as a beginner. This book does an excellent job of presenting various cast on methods, and heel methods and provides a wonderful set of patterns. As a beginner sock knitter I would have given this book a 5-star, but for two points: while reading the book and viewing the illustrations was helpful, I still had to refer to online searches and videos to actually get it right; the second point is that although it briefly covers how to size up a sock pattern, it doesn't provide enough detail on how to handle the heel turn and heel flap for a toe-up sock when you need to re-size a pattern. Although I am really enjoying this book, as a beginner, I still have to refer to the internet frequently to help get me through a basic toe up sock that isn't a standard size. Consider this book an excellent supplement to your learning, but you cannot pick it up and use it as your only source to teach yourself toe-up socks.