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Sock Knitting Master Class: Innovative Techniques + Patterns from Top Designers

Sock Knitting Master Class: Innovative Techniques + Patterns from Top Designers

ISBN: 1596683120

Title: Sock Knitting Master Class: Innovative Techniques + Patterns from Top Designers

Author: Ann Budd

KDL Description:

CRAFTS KNIT 746.432 BUD

Presents the basics of sock knitting and design, discussing a wide variety of techniques and providing seventeen patterns which incorporate them.

Amazon Description:

Work from the ground up with knitwear design: create your own socks!

Sock Knitting Master Class showcases methods for designing and knitting creative socks, featuring signature elements and techniques from 16 top designers. You’ll learn what makes good sock design, and then dive into knitting 18 spectacular, brand-new patterns featuring the widest variety of techniques.

With patterns divided into two sections by top-down and toe-up construction, Sock Knitting Master Class explores such techniques as cables, twisted stitches, lace, stranded colorwork, entrelac, shadow knitting, and intarsia worked in the round. Plus, you’ll discover inventive ways to start and end socks, shape heels and toes, and knit the soles. On a bonus enclosed DVD, Ann showcases all you need to know to knit fun, inventive socks, including a few special tips from this master sock knitter.

Sock Knitting Master Class is an all-star assembly of the most inventive, exciting designers working in socks including Cookie A, Kathryn Alexander, Nancy Bush, Cat Bordhi, Priscilla Gibson-Roberts, Anne Hanson, Melissa Morgan-Oakes, Meg Swanson, Anna Zilboorg, and many more. And you’ll also learn how each yarn contributes to the overall design from Clara Parkes.