BOOK REVIEW: Getting Started Knitting Socks


Title: Getting Started Knitting Socks
Author: Ann Budd
Genre: Art > Crafts
My Rating:

Book Description:


From cast-on stitches to binding off, this handbook details the simple steps needed to turn seemingly complicated sock knitting projects into easy and enjoyable activities. Helpful photographs and instructional drawings ensure that even inexperienced knitters will be able to produce high-quality socks and handle more complicated techniques, such as the Kitchener stitch at the toe. Using instructions for five different sizes–from child through adult large–at five different gauges, knitters can produce styles ranging from delicate dress socks to thick and furry slipper socks. More adventurous knitters can add variety and flair by following one of 16 unique designs or trying one of the dozens of rib, cable, and lace patterns provided. With plenty of tips and a handy stitch dictionary, this guide unleashes the creativity and fun of sock knitting.

My Review

I thought since I started reviewing books I would reviews the books I cannot live without. This book is one of those. Though I can knit all sorts of styles of socks I always refer to this book for anything sock related. I bought this book from a yarn store for the price on the back because I was desperate to learn how to knit socks. It was well worth the price and i will pay full price for ANY of Ann Budds books in the future.

Ann Budd explains the construction of socks very well. She tells you what materials you need as well. How she explains the anatomy of a sock just clicked with me when others couldn’t.

This is my ‘Sock Bible’. I really don’t think I could live without this book and continue to knit socks.

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