Tuesday, August 14, 2007

New Socks Books Have Arrived!!!

In honor of sock month, we received the following sock books.

New Pathways for Sock Knitters Book One by Cat Bordhi

8 new kinds of sock architecture, 26 individual patterns and 8 master patterns (which can be made in any size, any gauge, with infinite variations).

Jane stopped by and got the first copy!


From cast-on stitches to binding off, this handbook details the simple steps needed to turn seemingly complicated sock knitting projects into easy and enjoyable activities. Helpful photographs and instructional drawings ensure that even inexperienced knitters will be able to produce high-quality socks and handle more complicated techniques, such as the Kitchener stitch at the toe. Using instructions for five different sizes—from child through adult large—at five different gauges, knitters can produce styles ranging from delicate dress socks to thick and furry slipper socks. More adventurous knitters can add variety and flair by following one of 16 unique designs or trying one of the dozens of rib, cable, and lace patterns provided. With plenty of tips and a handy stitch dictionary, this guide unleashes the creativity and fun of sock knitting.

FAVORITE SOCKS 25 Timeless Designs from Interweave by Ann Budd & Anne
Portable, quick to knit, and universally wearable, new knitters have recently been discovering socks in droves, while Interweave Knits magazine has been providing original, beautiful patterns for a decade. Featuring 25 beautiful and timeless sock patterns for every occasion in a range of techniques, traditions, and designs, many of these patterns have become unavailable as original issues of Interweave Knits went out of print, but are available once again in this inspired collection. Highlights include a tutorial for knitting socks on two circular needles, instructions for making resoleable socks, and six completely new designs for those avid knitters who may have every issue of Interweave Knits magazine.

Discover more patterns, more stitches, and more styles-this follow-up to the award-winning bestseller Sensational Knitted Socks presents new possibilities for knitting great socks! Combine the yarn, gauge, stitch pattern, and size of your choice to knit more than 1,000 variations of adult- and kid-sized socks Start with 11 basic designs; then try loads of different looks with an all-new stitch-pattern library. Choose your favorite technique-use four or five double-pointed needles or two circular needles.