Think Outside the Sox

Think Outside the Sox

[60+ Winning Patterns From the Knitter's Magazine Contest]

Book - 2010
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Showcasing more than 50 winning designs from the publisher's international knitting contest, this collection of innovative, fine socks features patterns from around the world--which include color work, cables, lace, Latvian braids, and toe-up and top-down designs. Complete with thorough instructions for socks that range from fashionable to traditional, this guide is not only inspirational but also a comprehensive survey of contemporary trends in sock knitting. Extensive charts and diagrams, illustrated explanations, and detailed photographs all round out this how-to for everything socks.
Publisher: Sioux Falls, S.D. : XRX, 2010.
ISBN: 9781933064185
1933064188
Branch Call Number: 746.432 THI
Characteristics: xii, 179 p. : ill. (chiefly col.)
Additional Contributors: Xenakis, Alexis
Rowley, Elaine
Alternative Title: Knitter's magazine.

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ClaireM_W
Jul 29, 2012

Awesome! Many of these patterns are way more sophisticated or complex than those of professional designers. There are about 6 I'd just love to try. Most are works of art to be admired.

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pinky0203
Jun 03, 2012

This has a lot of very pretty and interesting sock ideas. The only problem I had was that because my feet are nonstandard in size, I would have a difficult time time adapting the patterns to fit. But I would definitely recommend this book, especially for intermediate and experienced knitters who want to try their hands at knitting socks. If nothing else, it has a lot of very nice pictures!!!

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maxandnoahsmom
Apr 30, 2012

This is an awesome, creative book. Almost every sock is interesting. I made the socks on the cover (not for the faint of heart!). Most of the patterns are challenging, but there are also patterns for less experienced knitters, and the illustrations are really helpful. If you have knit socks before, this book will challenge and inspire you with new and creative ideas. It is not your granny's knitting!

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Apr 30, 2012

maxandnoahsmom thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

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