06-01-2007 12:04 PM
Just wondering what your favorite sock knitting books might be.
I read and knit and dance. Compulsively feel yarn. Consume books. Darn tights. Drink too much caffiene. All that good stuff.
06-05-2007 01:30 PM
12-22-2007 06:37 PM
I'm almost done with my first pair of socks!
12-22-2007 06:40 PM
12-22-2007 09:08 PM
One of my favorites is "Knitting Vintage Socks" by Nancy Bush. I've made a couple socks out of the book, and the patterns are great. I also love the idea of knitting a pattern that's been around for a century or so. :-)
I love that book too. A great resource.
01-07-2008 10:48 AM
01-07-2008 07:02 PM
I do have a fear of doing socks, but a saleslady at the knitting shop I go to convinced me to make a pair of socks. She suggested the book entitled " New Pathways for Sock Knitters". So I bought the sock yarn which is a variagated blue and green mixture. Now this book does socks by circular needles. You need 2 of them. And it explains by pictures how to use them as opposed to 4 dpn needles. I will try to start the socks soon as I get my projects done from Christmas. I sort of got backed up with projects to do.
Socks are really not very hard. Give it a try - I know you can do it!
11-19-2008 03:27 PM
The easiest pattern I have found to learn by is on the DIY website under Knitty Gritty. It was one of the first shows on socks and they are exceedingly easy to do. It takes me probably two or three knitting sessions to finish them if I pay attention. You use larger yarn and needles so it is easier to see what you are doing with 4 needles. This is the website. http://www.diynetwork.com/diy/na_knitting/article/
Now I knit all kinds of socks and love it.
11-20-2008 12:47 PM
12-22-2008 05:28 AM
I just bought 2 different sock books that use circular knitting needles. I read the beginning of them & haven't had a chance to play since the holidays are keeping me busy. They look really neat & should help prevent you from making orphan socks b/c you make both at the same time. Thought you might be interested in something different.
The titles are:
2 at a time socks (mellissa morgan-oakes) - uses one 40" circular knitting needle
knitting circles around socks (antje gillingham) - uses 2 circular needles of various sizes. Appears a bit more challenging
Hope this helps.
12-23-2008 12:57 PM
azknitter - Arizona