The Sock Knitting Bible - Everything you need to know about how to knit socks by Lynne Rowe
The ultimate guide to every aspect of sock knitting for knitters of all abilities.
The Sock Knitting Bible will break down different techniques and show wannabe sock knitters that there is nothing to be scared of. Covering everything from casting on to colourwork, you won't find a better reference book for all their sock knitting needs. Whether you want to knit toe up, cuff down or even two-at-a-time socks, we've got it covered. Sock knitting is the perfect portable project too once you know the basics you can dip in and out until they are flying off your needles!
There are also step-by-steps instructions for all of the various techniques and for three basic socks so that you can follow them even if you are an absolute beginner. Features ten projects by some of the most exciting and talented sock designers, illustrating a number of different knitting methods and styles. Here you will find stripes, Fair Isle, cables, lacy, sparkly and snuggly socks: a pattern for all your needs.
Author Lynne Rowe explains what kind of yarns are best suited to different styles of sock and shares her techniques for how to get the best finish. Discover the different tools available for making socks so you can experiment with double pointed needles (dpn), the magic loop method and small circular needles as well as innovative new products such as flexible dpns until you find your own favourite method.
It won't be long before you are delighting your friends and family with your newfound skills just be sure to make yourself a pair too!
About Lynne Rowe
Lynne Rowe was taught to knit and crochet by her grandmother in her early childhood and has been hooked ever since. She has developed a wide range of specialist skills and loves to pass these on to others through her workshops and classes. She is best known for her whimsical designs which feature regularly in the UK’s most popular craft magazines, along with articles and technical guides. Her practical approach makes her patterns straightforward, easy to read and fun to make. Her aim is to encourage as many people as possible to knit and crochet. Lynne lives in Cheshire, UK.