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by Ann Budd

  • ISBN: 1596680326
  • Category: Crafts & Home
  • Author: Ann Budd
  • Subcategory: Crafts & Hobbies
  • Other formats: txt mobi docx lit
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Interweave (April 1, 2007)
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  • Rating: 4.8
  • Votes: 188
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For mirror symmetry, the columns on one sock are knitted with a left-leaning stitch, while the other sock features a right-leaning stitch.

For mirror symmetry, the columns on one sock are knitted with a left-leaning stitch, while the other sock features a right-leaning stitch. odate the shape of the calf, a technique Ann borrowed from Pricilla Gibson-Roberts. YARN Fingering-weight yarn (CYCA Super Fine).

I think I'll be using it later, after I've mastered the theory and logic behind each of the components of socks

They both live in Boulder, Colorado. I think I'll be using it later, after I've mastered the theory and logic behind each of the components of socks. It's a compilation of patterns by different designers, and you can tell that it's a "best of Interweave Knits" kind of collection.

Portable, quick to knit, and universally wearable, new knitters have recently been discovering socks in droves, while Interweave Knits magazine has been providing original, beautiful patterns for a decade

Portable, quick to knit, and universally wearable, new knitters have recently been discovering socks in droves, while Interweave Knits magazine has been providing original, beautiful patterns for a decade.

Ann Budd is the best-selling author of The Knitter's Handy Book of Patterns and The Knitter's Handy Book of Sweater Patterns. She is also the author of Getting Started Knitting Socks, Interweave Presents Knitted Gifts, Knitting Green, and Simple Style, and coauthor of Bag Style, Color Style, Lace Style, and Wrap Style. She lives in Boulder, Colorado. Country of Publication.

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Ann Budd, Anne Merrow. Why do knitters love socks? Socks are portable, useful, fairly quick to knit, and universally wearable

Ann Budd, Anne Merrow. Why do knitters love socks? Socks are portable, useful, fairly quick to knit, and universally wearable.

You’ll find socks from old issues, like Meida’s Socks, and patterns from more recent issues. Even the most dedicated readers of Knits probably haven’t seen the Anniversary Socks, also by Nancy Bush, which appeared in the tenth anniversary issue of Knits’ sister publication PieceWork, or the clever Two-Yarn Resoleable Socks from another sister publication, Spin,Off.

by Pam Allen & Ann Budd. It’s all here: the traditional cuff-down, toe-up, heel and instep knit separately; ribs, cable, lace and color patterns. Socks for men and women for all seasons and every knitter.

Portable, quick to knit, and universally wearable, new knitters have recently been discovering socks in droves, while Interweave Knits magazine has been providing original, beautiful patterns for a decade. Featuring 25 beautiful and timeless sock patterns for every occasion in a range of techniques, traditions, and designs, many of these patterns have become unavailable as original issues of Interweave Knits went out of print, but are available once again in this inspired collection. Highlights include a tutorial for knitting socks on two circular needles, instructions for making resoleable socks, and six completely new designs for those avid knitters who may have every issue of Interweave Knits magazine.


Reviews about Favorite Socks (7):
Goldfury
Favorite Socks just arrived and I can't believe I took so long about ordering it! I was amazed that there isn't one bad pattern in the entire book. I won't knit every sock in the book, but I liked all of them. In addition to the patterns the book also provides a glossary and an explanation of knitting and other needed terms related to socks, yarn and knitting.

I do not yet know whether there are as many errata in the patterns as other reviewers have commented, but because of that I have subtracted a star and I do know that Interweave Press in general could do a better job with the technical editing as I have run into errors in other Interweave books so I am not as surprised as I would like to be that the leading publisher of knitting books publishes patterns with errors. If I find that there are not errors in the patterns I will revise this review. I plan to make several of these socks as soon as possible.

A good book to use a stash of sock yard with many different possibilites for solid color yarns, variegated yarns and stranded color work. These patterns lend themselves to creativity and easy stash depletion. Another reviewer commented that these weren't socks for the beginner, but I disagree to a certain extent. There are a couple of plain knit stitch socks and the lace patterns and textured patterns would be achievable to the ambitious beginner looking to build their skills. All in all a high recommendation with attractive patterns that lend themselves to easy yarn substitutions with clear instructions. Errata not yet known.
Amarin
I'm an intermediate knitter and I'm totally ready to take on socks. I checked "More Sensational Knitted Socks" by Charlene Schurch out of the library and was really impressed with the detailed directions. However, I didn't care for the flimsy paperback-iness of it, so I ordered this book from Interweave instead. (I was an early devotee of PieceWork and love many of the books by Interweave.)

Well, after receiving this book, I ended up ordering "Sensational Knitted Socks" and "More Sensational Knitted Socks" after all.

"Favorite Socks" is just beautiful. I think I'll be using it later, after I've mastered the theory and logic behind each of the components of socks. It's a compilation of patterns by different designers, and you can tell that it's a "best of Interweave Knits" kind of collection. I wasn't a subscriber, so these are all new to me.

The layout of this book is simple and clean, and each set of directions averages about four uncluttered pages, which I think is great.

If you're a rank beginner when it comes to sock construction (like me!) then I strongly recommend the above-mentioned Charlene Schurch books. (Wish they were sturdy and spiral-bound though.) I'm keeping "Favorite Socks" for inspiration and to use later.
Goktilar
This is the best sock book I own because there are so many good designs in it. I also love the fact that it is spiral bound which makes it so much easier to keep open while knitting and following a pattern. A must have for an avid sock knitter!
Felolak
I am a beginner/intermediate knitter. The patterns are easy to read and follow. There is a great selection!
Garne
Arrived on time and as described!
PC-rider
Item arrived on time; as described.
Contancia
Ann Budd, is a name that says it all. Her socks are very nice, her patterns are lovely. I would recomend this book. I have almost every sock book printed, this is one of my favorites. I think there is several easier patterns that just look hard. But it will be well worth it to struggle a little to have them.
The patterns in this book are beautiful and have stood the test of time. Unfortunately for me, I prefer knitting socks from the toe up and I have some special fitting issues (tiny heels and ankles). In order to use these beautiful designs, I have to re-work them to fit me. Never-the-less, I have had some great inspirations from this book.

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