Would you be interested in owning an affordable, attractive knitting pattern book featuring instructions for making socks to fit everyone you love? And would you be especially interested if I were to tell you that each of the sock designs features interesting details to make it distinctive and different from all the others? If so, Knit Socks for Those You Love is a book you definitely need to know about. Edie Eckman is the author of this book
What You Need to Know About This Knitting Pattern Book:
Author: Edie Eckman
Publisher: Leisure Arts
Copyright Date: 2018
ISBN 13: 978-1-4647-7369-3
This book is available in the following format(s):
- Softcover With Perfect Binding
- Digital download: PDF e-book
Number of Pages: 64
Skill Level: The patterns in this book are all intended for intermediate-level knitters except for the yoga socks pattern, which is rated as easy+.
The Focus of This Book:
This book is all about knitting socks. It includes complete sock patterns and instructions, plus helpful charts, diagrams and reference information that will supplement the sock patterns.
Knitting Projects Included in This Book:
1. Women’s Bright Tweed Socks
This is an intermediate level sock knitting pattern. These socks are sized for women, but the book includes instructions for shortening the length to fit children, too.
2. Chevron Purls Socks
Sophisticated chevron textures adorn these on-trend yet classic socks. This sock knitting pattern includes sizes for both men and women.
3. Heart Toe-Up Socks
Simple lace knit hearts adorn the ankles of these lovely socks.
4. Eyelet Toe-Up Socks
Stripes of dainty eyelet lace make these lovely socks unique to look at and interesting to knit. I’m betting this design will integrate well into just about everybody’s wardrobe, making these socks a great candidate for gift-giving, keeping and for charity knitting projects.
5. Two Ribbed Socks
This is a classic, elegant, match-anything sock design with a cuff that’s different and unique. I could see wanting to make multiple pairs of these — a few in different colors to keep and wear, and a few more to give away to your inner circle.
6. Tiny Toes Sock Knitting Pattern for Babies
These are soooooo cute! The pattern includes 3 different sizes for babies ranging from 3 months old to 24 months old.
7. Baby Rib Socks
These little baby socks are completely adorable. If you often find yourself in need of quick or affordable baby shower gifts, this pattern is definitely one you’ll want to have in your pattern stash. The project sample is worked in a multicolored yarn featuring feminine shades of pink and yellow — perfect for baby girls. If you’re expecting a boy, or you aren’t sure of the baby’s gender, a quick color change could make these socks suitable for baby boys or give you a gender-neutral / unisex look.
8. Simple Slip Stitch Socks
These cheerful socks feature lots of interesting details. They’re sized for children ages 2 – 12, and also for adult men, plus the largest size can also be adjusted to fit women, too.
9. Eyelet Squares Child’s Sock Knitting Pattern
A lacy textured stitch is the focus of these pretty solid-colored socks. They’re sized for children ages 2 – 12, although the largest size can also be adjusted to fit women, too.
10. Butterfly Bows Socks
These solid-colored socks feature unique textured details that could resemble either butterflies or bows, depending how you look at them. The socks are sized for children from ages 6 – 12, although you can adjust the size to make them fit adult ladies, too.
21. Toeless Yoga Socks
These yoga socks are sized to fit women. If you’re into dance classes, you could wear them to lyrical jazz and modern dance classes, too, to get even more wear out of them.
The Best Things About This Book
- For such a small and affordable book, you get a fantastic variety of sock patterns.
- These socks are all stylish and on-trend, yet timeless enough that you’ll be likely to want to wear them many years in the future. I think most crafters will find that these socks could easily integrate into their wardrobes, and their families’ wardrobes.
- These socks all incorporate unique details that are quite lovely — yet they’re also normal, everyday designs that are completely wearable. Nothing weird or outlandish here — every design is immediately usable.
- You’ll be able to knit socks for just about everyone you know using these patterns.
- Using the patterns in this book, you’ll have the opportunity to knit socks using both the toe-up and cuff-down construction methods.
- You get written-out text instructions PLUS knitting charts. The book also includes diagrams in places where they are needed for showing you a helpful detail you’d be likely to miss otherwise.
- Sufficient reference information is included to help you with techniques you might not already know — like a tutorial for the cable cast on; instructions for how to use double-pointed knitting needles; tips for how to read the knitting charts in the book; and instructions for increasing, decreasing and succeeding with various other knitting techniques you might need to review if you haven’t done these things in awhile (or ever).
- You get a brief but helpful section dedicated to sock sizing; many of the sock patterns sized for women can be adjusted to fit children; and some of the children’s sock knitting patterns can be adjusted to fit women. Once you know these sizing secrets, you’ll also be able to adapt what you’ve learned to other sock knitting patterns, too.
- The book includes beautiful full-color, professionally styled photographs of each project.
- This book is made in the USA!
- 8 different pattern testers are credited in the book — a definite plus. The author herself is an experienced tech editor. This book was implemented by an extremely talented team.
I’m delighted to recommend this book to other knitting enthusiasts who want to knit cute, stylish, functional socks that are more interesting than your basic, boring socks. The book is an excellent value for the money, and I think you’re going to LOVE it!
Where to Buy This Book:
- Click here to shop for this book at Amazon.com.
- Click here to shop for this book at the Leisure Arts website.
Similar Knitting Books and Related Resources
- The socks in Edie Eckman’s book are tasteful and understated. If you’re looking to knit socks that are more attention-grabbing, featuring distinctive colorwork patterns and designs, check out Jorid Linvik’s Big Book of Knitted Socks.
- If you’re looking for more challenging sock patterns that feature intricate cables and texture, take a look at the Cable Knitter’s Guide. It’s actually a stitch dictionary, technique book and pattern book all rolled into one — and it features other types of patterns in addition to multiple wonderful sock patterns.
- Check out our main directory of sock knitting patterns
- Check out our picks for the best new knitting books currently available
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