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on July 24, 2009
I have been knitting socks for many years. I learned cuff-down but eventually fell in love with toe-up! No more guessing about "will I run out of yearn before I finish the foot?" plus you can adjust as you go, if you need to. This book covers all the bases. Lots of pictures and clear explanations. Several methods taught plus heel and toe options. Makes the whole sock knitting process easy to learn. Heck, it makes learning to knit easy as there's a section on the basics of that too! The patterns are lovely with lots of scope for the imagination! You'll never look at knitting socks the same again! Highly recommended!
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on July 27, 2009
For a knitter, challenges are a many. But this book pushes the bounderies of The Art of Knitting Socks! Who said socks had to be dull and plain. Wendy Knits's book shows the techniques and step-by-step patterns to dismystify the knitting process of creating beautiful and even elegant socks. Coloured photograhs of each pattern gives the book a light and modern look. The tips and suggestions also offer help for those moments when a knitter doesn't know how to start, finish or decide on the next step with her masterpiece! Definitely a knitters bible for kniting socks that rock!
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on July 20, 2015
During my years working in yarn shops, I have had the privilege of studying a wide variety of knitting books. I am always intreged by socks in particular, and unusual construction in general. Having tried, taught, and assisted clients with every style that came out, this book, author, and method has become my personal favourite.

I own both this book and the Socks in a Box version, which has many of the same patterns printed on small card stock for easy transport with your knitting on-the-go.

I have sold dozens of copies of this book in stores and I continue to endorse it online--with the caveat that it's best to support your local yarn shop whenever possible.
I recommend this book for adventurous first time sock knitters and experienced conventional sock knitters.

I also would like to specifically disagree with a previous reviewer who said there was nothing for men in this book. I will not get into a gendered expectations debate, but rather will point out that there are three basic patterns which are suitable for anyone. On top of this, there are multiple socks with textured stitches and/or cables that look like traditional men's socks. There are even author's notes on some of the patterns specifically suggesting them for men. All this while working inside the constraints of the idea that men simply can't have lace patterns in their socks.
Happy Knitting!
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on July 6, 2013
I picked up this book last year and learned how to knit socks for the first time. When I had trouble with my first heel, I emailed the author and she responded quickly and got me on my way. Clear and very well written with good tips on creating long-lasting socks. Nice patterns too, most of which are for fingering weight yarn, and a couple for sport weight.
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on November 10, 2014
Love this book. I like all the variations, and pattern options. Also like that most of the patterns call for the same size needles. Knitting from the toe up is better so you know how much wool to use for a pair of socks.
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on August 14, 2014
great info just what. I needed
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on September 26, 2015
Nice book and fast delivery.
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