Hello Crafty Folks,
Today I wanted to tell you about a book I got a while back. I decided (even though I’d never tried before) that I wanted to knit some warm woolen socks for the winter.
I had a few problems though:
1) I’d never knitted on circular needles or with five double pointed needles in my life before.
2) I know enough about knitting to do most basic things, I can knit a jersey and I can increase, decrease and do odds and ends, but I’m by no means an expert.
So I needed a good book to help me learn what needed to know.
I hunted and found this book:
Cozy, comfy, colorful socks–with this book, knitting them by the dozens is incredibly easy! Make them cabled or plain, striped or solid, ribbed, lacy, or laddered. Wear them with your favorite clogs, pair them with jeans or skirts, or let them replace your fussy old house shoes. You’ll fly through our helpful hints and photos to create an entire wardrobe of indispensable tootsie-warmers in three sizes for women. Our Extras and General Instructions sections provide useful information on yarn options, different cast-on techniques, choices between double-pointed needles and circular needles, and different types of Heels and Toes. You’ll be thrilled right down to your (pampered) toes when you say, “I can’t believe I’m knitting socks!”
I have a lot of craft books, and I can honestly say I’ve never found one as simple to use as this one. I’m nearly done with my first sock and I’ve had NO trouble. Everything is explained precisely and neatly and in depth!
If you want to try knitting socks (double pointed needles or circular needles) this is the book to get.
No I’m not affiliated with the publisher at all. I’m just sharing something that really does make sock knitting simple.
Even the dreaded “short row” is made so easy that I finished that part sat and looked at it and wondered what all the fuss was about.
Have a fantastic Friday Crafties!