If you’ve been thinking of tackling some new socks in the coming months, I suggest taking a closer look at Socks to Knit for Those You Love, from expert knitwear teacher and designer Edie Eckman. This book contains 18 family-friendly designs that offer a variety for the insatiable sock knitter. Projects range from casual yoga socks to something a little fancier; there are booties for the little ones, socks for tweens and teens, and designs for him too.
What I really like about this book is its layout. The fonts and charts are easy to read and the full-color photos clearly show the important aspects of the designs. The yarns are labeled generically and range from super-fine to lightweight, making it easy to adapt the yarns to your own personal preference. Edie’s approach to pattern writing will encourage even novice sock knitters to pick up this book and work through the patterns with confidence.
In this book, you can test your skills with simple lace, garter slip-stitch, colorwork, cables and ribbing. The patterns are made using either the cuff-down or toe-up method and all 18 projects require the use of double-point needles.
Edie prepares you for your sock-making journey by showing you how to accurately measure your foot and obtain correct gauge, along with other essential techniques, such as: working the cable cast-on, how to use double-point needles ad how to read charts. Also included is a generous assortment of knitting illustrations demonstrating the basic stitches used throughout the book. Additionally, you’ll be presented with basic finishing techniques, such as grafting and picking up stitches.
To learn more about Edie and when she’ll be teaching in your area, visit: EdieEckman.com