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Cool Socks, Warm Feet

by Lucy Neatby

Socks Socks Socks! If you're already a sock knitter, you know the convenience of carrying a small portable project that magically becomes a useful article of clothing. If you have wanted to knit socks but haven't, you need to learn. With today's "self patterning" yarns, you can have funky, beautiful and fun socks with little effort beyond Socks Basic 101. And a nice place to start is Lucy's book.

 

Lucy writes like she talks and is very generous in her explanations. The book begins with several pages of explanations, Tips for Great Socks and Helpful Notes.

Although I believe that everyone should have a mentor to assist and ask questions too for that first pair of socks, if you only know how to knit in the round, Lucy's instruction on the first pattern will have you knitting socks as if that mentor was sitting with you. The pictures, graphics and drawings are very detailed and understandable. She progresses you from a basic sock, Level: Beginners, to adding details, changing heel and toe techniques, Faire Isle coloring and ending with the sock "Chequerboard Socks" at Level: Sock Goddess.

The patterns comprise of half of the book, and other half is devoted to "Techniques, Tactics and Tools of the Trade". She encourages you to choose colorful yarns and to take the time to swatch - the swatch is to your benefit to be able to use any type of yarn and knit a perfect fitting sock for a loved one. It is truly a valuable book of information that should be in any sock knitters' library.

As always, check your local yarn shop for this book. If you can't find it there, visit amazon.com through our web site.

Respectfully submitted, Robin Connolly-Medici

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