Have you run across this book?
It came out last year and I never ran across it until I was browsing through the latest at my library. I was smitten with the cover so I took a look and realized three things:
1. I was really, really excited about knitting these socks. They are thick and warm and up to your knees with beautiful colorwork and stitch patterns. They look warm. Did I say warm? They look really, really warm.
2. Unless you live in a state that borders Canada (like myself) or if of course you live in Canada, or have family in such a situation, you will have absolutely no use for this book.
3. The stylist must have fallen and hit his/her head before planning these photo shoots, because no normal person would make a guy tuck his pants into his socks, especially green pants with white socks and black hightops. If you don’t meet requirement #2 above, I recommend checking this out from the library just to see the poor guy with his tucked in socks.
That said, if you had to pick a favorite sock book today, what would it be?
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You know, it’s really hard to pick. It’s especially hard since all of my knitting books are in a storage locker a mile away from me right now!
The one that comes to mind off-hand is Favorite Socks by Interweave Knits or Folk Socks by Nancy Bush. Knitting Vintage Socks is a fun one, too, but it’s been a while since I’ve looked through my copy. Of course, my favorite thing to do is buy a pattern from Anne Hanson’s website knitspot.com. The patterns I’ve bought from her are best for their simple stitch pattern that is easy to memorize, but entertaining enough to keep me going. I pretty much use the pattern to get started and once I’ve memorized the stitch pattern, I never need to look at the pattern again!
Um. I don’t really use any of my sock books, so I don’t have a favorite.
My favorite sock book would definitely be Sensational Knitted Socks by Charlene Schurch. It’s jam-packed with goodness and very smart – formulas for all feet, great patterns and tips, then only sock book you’ll ever need in my opinion.
I’m with Paige – great book and well-written, too.