The Knitter's Book of Socks: The Yarn Lover's Ultimate Guide to Creating Socks That Fit Well, Feel Great, and Last a Lifetime

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  • Title: The Knitter's Book of Socks: The Yarn Lover's Ultimate Guide to Creating Socks That Fit Well, Feel Great, and Last a Lifetime
  • Author: Clara Parkes
  • ISBN: 9780307586803
  • Page: 287
  • Format: Hardcover

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  1. Mainly just a book of patterns, but the info about fiber type and plies and how it affects socks and knit fabric overall was helpful some things to keep in mind when picking out sock yarns However, a lot of it was stuff that I have learned from trial and error in knitting socks, so depending on your sock knitting experience, you may get or less out of the book.As with the other two Knitter s Books the photography was not great many of these socks had lace and some intricate cables, but the clos [...]


  2. I am a big fan of Clara Parkes The Knitter s Review, her books, her classes I was fortunate enough to take her classes at Sock Summits 2009 and 2011, and this book is both a summary and extension of everything she presented there It is wonderful to have it all together in one place, and in such an attractive place, too As usual, Potter Craft did a beautiful job on the book design and photography I have been known to pet this book gently as I pass by it in a room It s not going on the shelf anyti [...]


  3. This is the season for multiple Best Books of 2011 lists, and The Knitter s Book of Socks should definitely be on those lists The only people that don t take socks for granted are Clara Parkes and sock knitters Parkes helps sock knitters to understand sock engineering elasticity, strength, and moisture management, and then provides wonderfully detailed information about stitches, pattern, yarn fiber, twist, and ply to knit the perfect socks for the wearer I have had to reevaluate some of the soc [...]


  4. This book is a must have for sock knitters I bought the book because it s by Clara Parkes, and if I wanted something explained, I want it explained by Clara Parkes She does an amazing job explaining fiber, elasticity, wear, ply, stitch patterns, construction pretty much anything you want to know to make a pair of socks that will not only look beautiful but also feel comfortable and last There s an added bonus to this book the designers of the sock patterns in chapter 5 reads like a who s who of [...]


  5. I don t usually add knitting books here as they tend to be composed mostly of patterns, but I m making an exception for this one Clara Parkes has written three books that I think are must reads for the dedicated knitter The Knitter s Book of Yarns The Knitter s Book of Wool, and now this one Although there are a lot of fantastic patterns in here, there is also fantastic information about wool and fibers, fiber choice for socks, sock construction, etc I got this at the library, but it s going on [...]


  6. Excellent refernce, interesting patterns in the back Perhaps would have liked a list of sock yarns broken out by ply, spin, etc As I m not a spinner that was hard to picture in my head from her descriptions.


  7. This is a great look at yarns and fiber as they related to socks With all the wear and tear that socks take, the fibers used makes a difference There are also some sock patterns in this book.


  8. I learned a lot about the fundamental make up of yarn, namely how ply, twist, and crimp can work for you or against you in a sock yarn I was impressed how even handed the discussion of technique was, acknowledging differing opinions in the knitting world Most people think 1x1 is the stretchiest rib, but Elizabeth Zimmerman thought it was 2x2 Twisted stitches can be good for tightening up a pattern, but so and so points out the yarn may wear out faster and so on.The patterns are from designers yo [...]


  9. I m not an expert knitter but this book called to me from the shelf Wouldn t it be nice to have a good pair of socks that I knit all by myself I have recently learned to knit in the round, so my confidence level was slightly up when I began this book While I might need to practice some techniques, I think I can find a pattern or two that I can make for myself that wouldn t be too terribly hard.Socks are an intimidating thing to knit, even if they re simply a garment piece that you shove in your [...]


  10. this is going on my to buy list, the information and explanations of patterns, stitches, and fit were great and i know i won t remember everything i read the patterns looked good too, but i was concerned that so many of them were just in the one size i know i can make the foot shorter to fit lengthwise, but i m hesitant to mess with the pattern chart for circumference adjustments guess i ll just have to buy it and try it


  11. I loved how this book was set up The first half of the book is like a science class for knitters All of the why s were answered Which heels work best for a sock Why does wool make such a big difference And most importantly, here are a bunch of sock patterns for sock that you could actually wear I love how she breaks everything down to a science What the percentages of ingredients in your yarn, how they are spun, and why as pertaining to sock knitting Well done Clara Parkes


  12. Following The Knitter s Book of Yarn, this book keeps the focus on yarn and looks specifically at sock design and techniques that make the best use of yarn It delves into the physical aspects of yarn so that you can match the best yarn to a pattern All the patterns contained within the book are learning patterns in the sense that the yarn chosen for each pattern is chosen for specific reasons.Very nice Kindle format I appreciated all the extended e book content via hyperlinks.


  13. Maybe if all 3 of her books were put together, it would be a reference book I would buy Still have the same problem as with her other books, there s some information, but not quite enough to answer my questions Patterns were interesting and discussion of fibre choices too Found it interesting the lack of different sizing offered in some of the designs.


  14. There is to knitting socks than meets the eye Have you thought about how the type of yarn, the twist of the yarn and the ply affect t the finished sock Or how different stitches affect stretchiness, comfort and durability of the sock.All questions answered in this highly informative book A must read for sock knitters.


  15. This book teaches you how to make design choices about hand knit socks from the fiber up, and then reinforces those lessons with a great, well photographed selection of patterns I appreciate design books that tell you not just the what but the why This author explains the reason behind her choices in a clear, engaging manner.


  16. Simply wonderful Everything you need to know about sock yarn, sock construction, and it has the added bonus of some great patterns This book is even special for me because I was in Clara Parkes Sock Summit 2009 class, Finding Sock Yarn Happiness , that was the beginning of the idea for this book.


  17. I certainly have a better grasp on choosing the right yarn for socks patterns Great explanations on how ply, twist and fiber content affect how your knitting wears as well as tips and tricks on which stitches can give your or less elasticity in your socks Very informative without being dull and overwhelming I love the patterns included, I can t wait to try them


  18. As soon as I read this book I knew I wanted to make every one of these socks in the suggested yarn and in the order they appear in the book Can you imagine how much you would learn about types of yarn and the different properties they lend to socks It would make me a sock knitting expert First I have to finish knitting the stash I have.


  19. If you knit socks, or love yarn, you need this book The science of yarn is explained clearly in the beginning of the book, followed by gorgeous knitting patterns After reading the opening pages, one will have a better understanding of why certain yarns and fibers are better choices for socks The third in Parkes series, this book is a must for the fiber enthusiast


  20. A good book to add to my library of sock knitting volumes Some good information about how different types of yarn, with various levels of twist, different ingredients, and variegation, affect our sock knitting pattern choices.Some lovely patterns too I ve marked at least five that I d be happy to knit


  21. Very complex patterns, but great descriptions of technique and explanations of matching yarns to patterns and function I wish there was information on adapting patterns for fit and that some of the patterns were toe up.


  22. I got this book from the library and I love it so much that I m buying a copy I made a pair of socks for my niece for Christmas The pattern was easy to follow and the socks knit up beautifully I can t wait to try of the patterns


  23. Love this author s books Goes into depth about different fibers and yarn construction and what functions they serve in the garment Has some good patterns too, but I read Clara Parkes books for the information, and not the patterns


  24. This is a must have for anyone who may want to knit socks, or already does Fantastic info regarding the kinds of yarn and what patterns they are best for And then, there are the patterns I want to make them all I actually CO one today


  25. Gorgeous patterns and really interesting explanations, but there wasn t really any information on resizing the patterns and many only came in one size I will need to use another source to figure out how to make the socks fit me, which is disappointing.


  26. There is so much good information about everything that goes into making a humble pair of socks in this book I ve always been scared to try to knit them, but I feel much confident after reading this There are also lovely patterns and beautiful photos, what could you ask for.


  27. I love the patterns in this book My only problem is the sizing They seem to be designed for people with really narrow feet So consequently I usually end up making the same sock several times on different size needles until I get the size right.


  28. i thoroughly enjoyed learning some of the engineering behind different yarns for different socks patterns, and am looking forward to trying several of the patterns Bought the Kindle version which looks great on my Kindle for iPad app.


  29. This is part chemistry physics the other part creative jucies flowing WOnderful, clear explaination of yarn how to chose not just for socks, but for all knitting projects Purpose to free the creator up to work in all different mediums make a beautiful product.


  30. 4 1 2 Stars This is a fantastic resource for sock knitters It has so much interesting information about yarn and why some yarns work better for socks and some are not so good And there is great general information on socks The patterns are nice too I may have to buy a copy of this one.