The Big Book of Socks

The Big Book of Socks

The Ultimate Beyond-the-basics Guide to Knitting Socks

Book - 2009
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Welcome to Kathleen Taylor's latest knitting extravaganza - a sock party in a book! The author of the best-selling Knit One, Felt Too and I Heart Felt is back with everything you ever wanted to know about socks, with 75 patterns to prove it. The Big Book of Socks is chock full of Kathleen Taylor's fun and fabulous designs for knitters of all ages and skill levels. There's something for everyone from stripes to cables to lace to intarsia and Fair Isle. You'll find funky toe-socks, snowflake house socks, booties, Christmas stockings, beaded socks, and many, many more. Taylor's instructions are a breeze to follow and she includes a special section that gives three different approaches to heel and toe construction. Each pattern contains sizing for children, women, and men, plus the book is packed with technique tips and information on selecting yarn and needles.

Publisher: Newtown, CT : Taunton Press, c2009
ISBN: 9781600850851
1600850855
Characteristics: 187 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 26 cm
Alternative Title: Socks

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rohtthor
Feb 07, 2015

There are lots of great patterns and variations to build lots of great socks. Unfortunately the instructions are often confusing are overly long. There is too much cross-referencing and the patterns could read much more simply.

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mrsthursday
Jun 02, 2012

Disappointing book- the layout of the instructions is confusing and took too long to work out.
But the photos were nice.

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jean123
Sep 24, 2010

Lots of excellent sock patterns in a good range of sizes.
The recommended needle sizes are often too large and the quality of the knitting in the photos is not always up to snuff.
A great book for beginner sock knitters.

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