It seems that knitters fall into either one of two camps about socks: you either love them or you hate them. Socks have a devout following among knitters, who can’t seem to stop casting on stockings. Once you get past the intimidating aspects of sock construction, there’s a lot to love about these garments. Small enough to be a relatively quick project that fits in your purse, socks present a reliably interesting knitting experience. If you haven’t tried your hand at socks yet, The Sock Knitter’s Handbook is a great place to start out. Charlene Schurch and Beth Parrott provide all the information you need to become a sock master.
The level of detail in this book is fantastic. Every stitch and technique outlined in this book has been test knitted and photographed to supply the learning knitter with numerous examples. It’s clear that extensive knitting was done to create The Sock Knitter’s Handbook, since the sample socks have been helpfully knit in different colors to illustrate the differences between different techniques. It’s the example socks that really set this book apart, for me. The test socks clearly exhibit the differences between different techniques and show an attention to detail that speaks highly to the value of the book as a whole.
The Sock Knitter’s Handbook is a must-have for anyone who wants to learn more about knitting socks. We are offering our readers a chance to win this awesome book for free! Just enter our contest before August 14th for a chance to win.
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