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Sock Knitting Book Reviews

Reviews of books about sock knitting, including sock knitting techniques and patterns.

2-At-a-Time Socks
2-At-a-Time Socks helps knitters get over the dreaded second sock syndrome by teaching them how to knit two socks at once on one really long circular needle. The book provides 17 patterns that could also be knit one at a time on double-pointed needles, if you prefer.

Around the World in Knitted Socks
Stephanie van der Linden takes inspiration from the knitting traditions of countries around the world to produce 26 pairs of knit socks.

Favorite Socks
Interweave Press has put together a stunning collection of 25 sock designs from its family of magazines, and every one is a winner.

Folk Socks
This extensive history of socks and sock knitting paired with 18 patterns based on traditional styles is a must for lovers of socks and knitting lore.

Getting Started Knitting Socks
Don't fear knitting socks! With Ann Budd as your guide you'll learn all the necessary skills and build your confidence with basic patterns.

Knit Socks for All Seasons
Sock knitting doesn't just have to be for fall and winter when you have these seasonally inspired patterns from German designer Stephanie van der Linden.

Knit Socks!
This reprint of a previously published sock book offers more information about knitting socks that fit, substituting yarns, changing stitch patterns and working sock patterns on a different needle configuration than the pattern calls for.

Knitted Socks East and West
Combining classic sock construction techniques with stitch patterns gleaned from Japanese knitting stitch dictionaries, Judy Sumner has developed a collection of patterns that looks familiar and at the same time refreshingly new.

Knitting Circles Around Socks
Knitting one sock at a time is just too much of a commitment for some knitters. But it's easy to knit both socks at once using two circular needles, as you'll learn from reading Antje Gillingham's Knitting Circles Around Socks.

Knitting for Little Feet
These 40 patterns for booties, socks and slippers are sure to keep kids' feet warm, but limited sizing makes this book of limited use.

Knitting More Circles Around Socks
Knitting two socks at a time of two circular needles is a fun way to get a pair of socks at once. This book offers more patterns for knitting socks in this manner, with instructions for cuff down and toe up styles.

Knitting on the Road
Knitting on the Road is a fun book for sock knitters who like to work on sock while traveling. The sock patterns in this book are all inspired by different places the author has traveled and use different techniques from around the world.

Knitting Socks from Around the World
Knit socks inspired by cultures, knitting techniques and fashion form around the world with this pretty and wide-ranging book.

Knitting Socks with Handpainted Yarn
Knitting Socks with Handpainted Yarns aims to take the guesswork out of using one-of-a-kind skeins to produce lovely handknit socks. It goes into detail about methods for avoiding unpleasant color combinations and offers patterns that are designed to work well with these sorts of yarns.

Knitting Vintage Socks
Nancy Bush studied patterns from the classic Weldon's Practical Needlework series and developed modern versions of the patterns using yarns of today and (thankfully!) larger needles.

Sensational Slippers
Knitters, crocheters and those who felt will find interesting projects to try in this book full of patterns for various kinds of slippers and clogs.

Sensational/More Sensational Knitted Socks
Charlene Schurch's Sensational Knitted Socks and More Sensational Knitted Socks make it easy for a person to knit custom-fit socks for themselves or anyone else in a wide variety of stitch patterns. The books are full of charts, patterns and options so you can make your sock your own.

Silk Road Socks
These 14 sock patterns inspired by Oriental rugs will whisk you away to another time and place while giving you lots of beautiful options for covering up your feet.

Sock Club
Charlene Schurch and Beth Parrot have collected 23 patterns for a variety of knit socks -- most for those with some experience -- all of which were originally developed for exclusive sock knitting clubs.

Sock Innovation
Cookie A is well-known for her interesting sock designs, and her book takes readers into her design studio (and her head) to help them see how her designs come to life and how they can make their own gorgeous sock designs.

Sock Knitting Book Reviews
Sock knitting is a lot of fun, and it's pretty easy to get addicted to knitting socks and always be on the lookout for new patterns and techniques. This guide shows you all the sock knitting books and DVDs that have been reviewed on this site, so you can find a new favorite sock pattern or try a new technique you might not have thought of...

Sock Knitting Master Class
Ann Budd and 14 other accomplished sock knitters share some of their favorite techniques for toe-up and top-down socks that will have you knitting like a master.

Socks a la Carte
If you've ever wanted to see how different components can come together to make a unique sock, Socks a la Carte is the book for you. With split flip pages showing dozens of sock pieces, you can get a good idea of how your custom sock will look before you start knitting.

Socks a la Carte 2 Toes Up!
If you've ever wanted to design your own toe-up socks, this book makes it a lot easier with mix-and-match components for toes, heels, legs and cuffs you can put together into a unique creation.

Socks a la Carte Colorwork
Choose your own sock knitting adventure in color with a book of cuffs, legs, heels and toes that allows you to pick the pieces and see how they look put together before you knit.

Socks from the Toe Up
If you're a fan of knitting socks from the toe up rather than the cuff down, or if you've never tried the technique but would like to experiment with it, Socks from the Toe Up is a great guidebook to the process and includes a bunch of lovely patterns to get you started.

Step up your sock knitting game with these 17 fun and challenging patterns from Alice Yu.

Stitch Style Socks
Stitch Style Socks is a collection of 19 patterns for knit socks (and one for crocheted socks) that proves that there is a very wide world of styles (and tastes) out there when it comes to knitting socks.

Teach Yourself Visually Sock Knitting
If you've always been intimidated by knitting socks and are a visually inclined learned, Teach Yourself Visually Sock Knitting should help you get over your fear and teach you how to knit and design your own basic patterns for socks in no time.

Terrific Toe-Up Socks
Learn to knit toe-up socks quickly and easily and practice your new skills with 10 patterns for a range of experience levels.

The Big Book of Socks
If you like socks and would like a collection of a bunch of basic and beyond-the-basics designs all in one place, The Big Book of Socks is for you.

The Enchanted Sole
Sock knitters looking for something a little different, and a little more challenging, than what is commonly available in many sock knitting books will enjoy the 20 patterns here, inspired by myths, legends and legendary characters.

The Joy of Sox
If you're a fan of sock knitting and you're looking for some new designs that are a little more of a challenge than what you often find in pattern books or online, this book is worth a look.

The Knitter's Book of Socks
Understanding how yarn works is a key to good knitting, and that's particularly true when it comes to knitting socks, as Clara Parkes illustrates in this wise book.

The Sock Knitter's Workshop
The steps to knitting a sock are not all the difficult, but if you want to change a pattern to fit your foot or your style better it can sometimes be hard to know where to begin. This book aims to change that by covering a bunch of different techniques for casting on, ribbing, heels, toes and more.

The Twisted Sisters Sock Workbook
The Twisted Sisters Sock Workbook is about as DIY as sock knitting gets, covering all the steps from dyeing and painting wool to spinning it and finally knitting it to make a completely original pair of socks.

Toe-up 2-at-a-Time Socks
Learn how to knit socks two at a time from the toe up using one long circular needles with Melissa Morgan-Oakes' cool techniques and irresistible patterns.

Toe-up Socks for Every Body
Wendy D. Johnson's second foray into the world of toe-up sock knitting offers more advanced patterns as well as projects for men and children along with a bunch of great patterns for women.

Toe-Up Techniques for Hand-Knit Socks
Toe-up Techniques for Hand-Knit Socks provides a great overview of the options and opportunities for knitters when socks are worked the opposite way from how we normally learn how to do them. The book also offers seven patterns so you can try out your new-found skills.

What's Your Favorite Sock Knitting Book?
What's your favorite sock knitting book? Share which sock knitting book or books you can't live without and read about other sock knitters' favorite volumes.See submissions

Zen of Socks DVD
Zen of Socks is a DVD that aims to take the fear out of knitting socks and to show new sock knitters that sock knitting is like meditation and is not really that difficult.

Lesiure Arts Socks -- Best of Love of Knitting
This booklet has eight patterns so you can knit socks for the whole family, whatever their size.

Sock Art
Your socks need never be plain again with this collection of bold patterns featuring animal, floral and geometric motifs.

The Sock Knitter's Handbook
This great guide to the various options when it comes to knitting a sock will allow you to make a sock that fits perfectly -- even if you start with a published pattern.

Knitting Brioche-Stitch Socks
Don't let a fear of heels keep you from knitting socks. Instead, knit tube socks using super-stretchy and fun-to-knit Brioche Stitch.

The Embellished Sock
Go wild with the embellishments on your next pair of knit socks with a little help and inspiration from Charles D. Gandy.

This detailed guide shows you a variety of techniques needed for knitting socks from the toe up, as well as 15 patterns to try out those skills.

Big Foot Knits
Women with feet that don't fall in the "average" category used in most sock patterns will love this book full of tips for resizing patterns and 12 projects made for bigger feet.

The Knitted Slipper Book by Katie Startzman Book Review
Learn how to knit, felt and embellish slippers with these 30 patterns for kids and adults.

Op-Art Socks
This amazing collection of sock patterns inspired by the Op Art movement is sure to inspire and challenge knitters of all skill levels.

Knitting Scandinavian Slippers and Socks
Use twined knitting and stranded knitting techniques to make these traditional two-color slippers and socks from Scandinavia.

Happy Feet
More that 30 patterns offer lots of options for socks, leg warmers, yoga socks and slippers to make your feet warm and happy.

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