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Socks, Warm Feet
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.
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:
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.
always, check your local yarn shop for this book. If you
can't find it there, visit amazon.com through our web site.
submitted, Robin Connolly-Medici
this Book from Amazon.com
for Lucy Neatby's Patterns
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