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Favorite Socks

Favorite Socks, edited by Ann Budd and Anne Merrow.

Interweave Press
If you like knitting socks and are always on the lookout for more interesting things you can do with foot coverings, Favorite Socks: 25 Timeless Designs from Interweave is the sock book for you.

Including patterns from several Interweave publications, as well as a few new projects, this book begs to be used, and you'll probably have a pretty hard time deciding which sock to knit first.

The first time I looked through this book, I literally wanted to knit every sock in it. That's a testament to what a lovely collection of socks this is.

Patterns for Everyone

The 25 patterns in this book come from Interweave Knits and its sister magazines Spin-Off and Piecework. Some of the patterns are from magazines that are now out of print, so they can be difficult to find.

In addition, six new patterns are included. A wide range of techniques are used including fun textured ribbing, Latvian motifs, lace, waves, cables, shadow knitting and colorwork.

Most of the patterns are for women, but some can be knit for either men or women and the incredibly clever Two-Yarn Resoleable Socks and one other pattern are exclusively for men. Five patterns are also sized for children.

One project, Priscilla's Dream Socks,are sized for a woman but include instructions to make the socks in any gauge from 5 to 9 stitches per inch and any size from a child's 3 to a man's large.

There are shorty socks and long socks, the perfect socks for hiking and lovely dress socks. There's even a cool pair of Eastern European "footlets" with a lovely intarsia design.

This book is a must-have for sock lovers and for those new to knitting socks who want to be inspired by what can be done with yarn and a bunch of tiny needles.

If you want to see how other people have interpreted the patterns or share your own finished projects, visit the Knit Along Blog.


Publication Date: April 2007.

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