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Knitter’s Book of Socks
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Knitter’s Book of Socks

Many thanks to Potter Craft for sending this copy of the newly released The Knitter’s Book of Socks by Clara Parkes!  The release of the book coincided perfectly with Socktoberfest this year. If you are familiar with Clara’s writing, you know that this book is well-researched and is chocked full of useful information for all knitters.  Clara goes in-depth into what makes sock yarn – reminiscent of her work in her other books.  Quality information that you can use on your next trip to the yarn shop.

From Potter Craft’s site:

To help put the principles into practice, The Knitter’s Book of Socks offers 20 fresh, original patterns from today’s sock-design luminaries, including Cookie A, Cat Bordhi, Ann Budd, Nancy Bush, Anne Hanson, and Melissa Morgan-Oakes. The socks presented here run the gamut from simple knit-and-purl combinations suitable for beginners to innovative designs with lush colorwork, swirling cables, and delicate lace.

Understanding the elements of yarn is the first step on every successful sock knitting journey. With this book as your guide, you’ll learn how to make any sock yarn shine and love every pair of socks you knit.

Hickory Socks

I wish I could show you all of the patterns because they are all fun – ideal for all knitting styles and skill levels.  You can see a small slideshow on the publisher’s website, but it doesn’t do the book justice!  It will keep you busy knitting for years to come.

Want to try knitting some of these patterns?  I’m doing a book giveaway for the finale of this year’s Socktoberfest!  All I need from you is a comment telling me how long you have been knitting socks.  Are you a brand new knitter wanting to try? Are you a seasoned pro who has seen it all?  Bring it on, and this lovely book could be yours!

I will choose the winner randomly on Wednesday, November 2nd and contact the winner and announce it here.  Stay tuned!

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157 Responses

  1. Carolyn

    I knitted my first pair of socks while I was pregnant with my first child (who is turning two in a few days!) and was fed up with knitting baby things. Now I’m pregnant again, I’d love to make some more, especially as one of my first socks got lost when we moved house earlier this year.

  2. Audry

    I knit my first pair of socks 3 years ago and another pair last year. But this year I finally “got it” and became a sock knitter. I’m working on my fifth pair this year and I only started in June.

  3. LeslieB

    As someone who has size 6 feet and can never find socks that actually fit, I really need this book! “One size fits all” is such a crock!

  4. KateL

    I’ve been knitting socks since January 2010 – once I learned Judy’s magic cast-on at a workshop everything clicked into place.

  5. Diana

    oh, am I too late for the giveaway? I’ve been knitting socks for almost as long as I’ve been knitting in general, about 8 years. They are one of my favorite things to knit because as a project they are portable and the finished product is comfy and appreciated.

  6. Susan

    Someday – and hopefully, some day soon – I will become a knitter of socks. I have seen so much beautiful sock yarn and so many wonderful patterns, it really is a skill I must master soon. I would LOVE to win this book – if my entry is not too late!


  7. Dena

    I knit a pair of socks about 45 years ago. Then a second pair about 25 years ago. Neither went very well or fit well or anything well. Then two years ago I took a class and have made dozens of pairs and want to make about a million more.
    Hoping this entry isn’t too late for me to try for the book.