Sunday, August 10, 2014

The Sock Knitter's Handbook

Such perfect timing, a box of wonderful books arrived from Martingale this week, so I have new books to read while I am on the couch.
As I don't have much craft to share with you at the moment I thought I would share my new books.
As I am doing quite a bit of knitting at the moment the first one I went for was The Sock Knitter's Handbook by Beth Parrott and Charlene Schurch. I knit my first sock after reading Sensational Knitted Socks by Charlene Schurch and I often refer back to it.

This book has all the information about knitting socks in one place. There are descriptions about heels and clear instructions on how to knit them.
Types of toes and why you might want to use different ones. I love that there is information for toe up and toe down.
 I am not knitting socks at the moment, but I just started a pair of fingerless gloves so I just read up on different cast ons and cuffs.
 There is a great tips and hints section at the back and little stitch dictionary and size charts. I really love that it is spiral bound. I think I will be referring to this book a lot and it will be kept in my knitting bag rather than on the bookshelf.

Full Disclosure: I received a copy of the book from Martingale free of charge. All opinions are my own.


trash said...

Oh! This looks like THE. BEST. SOCK. BOOK. EVER.

Sew Surprising said...

If your a sock knitter this would be a real go to book. Really wish more books would be done with spiral spines, makes it so much easier when using them. :)

Unknown said...

Hi Kate, just bought your lovely book at the Festival of Quilts in Birmingham, England "strip savvy" and am itching to make one of your quilts... Any advice for a beginner? I'm not going to use Jelly Rolls as I like used fabrics and raiding scrap bins from dressmaking workshops, as I don't like waste. Love your blog - I'm a knitter too!

Kate said...

Thanks Louise, scrap quilts are my favourite! No advice, I say dive in, if you have any questions don't hesitate to email me!